• Oceanfront retirement homes at Carlsbad by The Sea

    It’s time for you.

  • Award-winning retirement community in Southern California

    It lives like a resort, but it feels like home.

  • Senior living in Carlsbad, CA

    A Carlsbad retirement community that brings it all together.

    • Independent living
    • Assisted living
    • Skilled Nursing Care Center
    • Private residences in a community designed for senior living
    • Dining, socializing, and wellbeing
Residents enjoying senior living amenities

Natural beauty, culture, and community.


Once the site of a renowned mineral springs hotel, Carlsbad By The Sea was completely rebuilt in 1998, replicating its original mission-style architecture overlooking the ocean in quaint Carlsbad Village. Today, Carlsbad By The Sea with its innovative programming, charming surroundings and inspired living is regarded as one of the very best communities of its kind.

Senior apartments and retirement homes in North County San Diego

Find your place at this oceanfront jewel.


Carlsbad By The Sea is a village within a village. With only 161 residences, the community offers intimacy and sophistication. The courtyard gardens, terraces that overlook the beach, and open common spaces where ocean breezes flow through. In this setting, choose a well-appointed residence from 20 distinct floorplans including an 1,800-square-foot penthouse with a view of the sea.

Resident spotlight

I'm having the time of my life. Carlsbad By The Sea has it all!

—  Gary G. Resident

I've made so many new friends since I moved in. The residents here are fascinating people.

—  Steve H. Resident

Featured staff member at Carlsbad by the Sea

I've never met such fun loving people. It's hard not to smile when I come to work.

—  Valerie F. Staff

A Carlsbad CA community with deep roots.

Front Porch Foundation and philanthropy

The Front Porch Family

Front Porch is a not-for-profit family of communities and partnerships. We celebrate the spirit of the individual and the strength of community. Each Front Porch community is as unique as the individuals who live in them. Every day, in everything that we do, we ask ourselves: How does this benefit our residents? It’s how we approach every detail in creating experiences our residents love.

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What’s Humanly Possible®?

Humanly Possible® defines our culture and our cause. We are dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to creatively meet needs of those we serve. It is an authentic call for every mind, discipline and level of our organization to focus on what’s possible, what’s achievable and what’s next.

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A Strong Foundation

Front Porch is a not-for-profit community of communities that believes in the power of partnership. Philanthropic support for Carlsbad By The Sea comes from the Front Porch Communities Foundation, a Front Porch supporting charitable organization dedicated to service and philanthropy. Your gift through the Front Porch Communities Foundation can make a difference at Carlsbad by the Sea and to the lives of your friends and neighbors.

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