Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
1150 Carroll Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 94124
State Park: Bike, Birding, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
This park offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, with picnic areas, fishing (including two fishing piers) and hiking trails (including a fitness course for seniors and a bike trail.) The park has an area popular with windsurfers. There is another area with unique wind and metal musical instruments permanently placed within the park for visitors to enjoy. The name of the area came from the days of the early settlers. When wooden ships were burned off the point, the last part sinking into the water resembled a candlestick.