Dave's Beach

Dave’s Beach, Carlsbad

Updated: December 15, 2013

LOCATION:
Across Carlsbad Blvd. from the main entrance of the Hilton Garden Inn (near the junction of Palomar Airport Rd. and the San Diego Fwy.), Carlsbad, CA 92011

DISCUSSION THREADS:
—————–Dave’s Beach Sloping——————— (RCGroups)

MAP INFORMATION:
33.1209°N, 117.3273°W • Google Mapstopozone.com

FAVORABLE WINDS:
The slope works best with WSW wind. SW to W winds flyable.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:
CBDSD Carlsbad (MesoWest), 1 mi N of slope.
EW0995 Carlsbad (MesoWest), 2 mi SSE of slope.
Palomar Airport (MesoWest), 2.7 mi. E of slope.

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:
NOAA/NWS Local 7-Day ForecastNOAA/NWS Zone ForecastNOAA/NWS Area Discussion
NOAA Coastal Waters ForecastNational Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:
Park ‘n’ fly slope which drops 50-60 feet to the beach below. Slope angle is roughly 45° and the face is heavily eroded, however downed plane recovery is relatively easy just about anywhere on the slope. The LZ is narrow and either paved or bare dirt but there is very little rotor. The slope extends for a long distance to the north so there is lots of room for people to fly by themselves.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:
Starting point: Northbound or southbound San Diego Freeway (I-5) in Carlsbad.

  • Exit the 405 at Palomar Airport Rd. and turn towards the ocean.
  • Continue over the railroad bridge and turn right at the Carlsbad Blvd. South exit.
  • Follow the 180° ramp and look for the parking spaces on the right as soon as you merge with Carlsbad Blvd. If it doesn’t go missing there will also be a pole with a wind sock there.

GPS WAYPOINTS:
33.1221, -117.3220 – Junction San Diego Fwy. & Palomar Airport Rd.
33.1245, -117.3292 – Right-hand turn into 180° ramp.

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.