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Coastal Zone

The City of Carlsbad allows short-term vacation rentals in the “coastal zone,” defined by the California Coastal Commission as the area that generally extends 1,000 yards inland from the mean high tide line or, in some cases, inland to the first major ridgeline. In Carlsbad, this includes parts of the 92008 and 92011 ZIP codes. If your property is east of El Camino Real or in the 92010 and 92009 ZIP codes, it is not in the coastal zone. To check whether a specific property is in the coastal zone:

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