About Ponto Beachfront

A new Market Hall featuring boutique retail & culinary experiences, an upscale, yet informal restaurant & bar with amazing ocean views, public gathering & dining spaces, improved coastal trails, walkways, and bike paths are just some of the many benefits Ponto Beachfront is bringing to Carlsbad. Below you will see all the details that are included in our plans.

Market Hall

Gourmet Foods

The Market Hall will include gourmet food markets, coffee shops, and cafés featuring artisanal goods. Residents can grab a casual lunch with friends in the one open gathering and dining spaces.

Boutique Shops

There will be a brand new shopping experience at the Market Hall as well. Retail shops will feature merchandise such as apparel, gift items, accessories, collectables, and more.

Restaurant & Bar

Stylish Dining

Locals will now be able to enjoy a new upscale but casual dining experience so close to home, complete with breathtaking views of the coastline.

Contemporary Designs

The bright, spacious, and inviting layout will have a high-end but very causal feel where residents can take some time to sit and enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail.

Public Plaza

Meeting Places

This will be a hub for community gatherings and elegantly informal coastal living. It’s a perfect spot to meet up with friends to shop or grab a quick bite to eat. The emphasis on internal and external connectivity of public open spaces will provide the community with better pedestrian and bicycle access and experiences for locals and visitors alike.

Coastal Trails


Placing an emphasis on on-site habitat preservation and restoration as a permanent landscape feature to encourage ecological & visual enhancements, and connection with offsite habitat areas.


Coastal access and livable streets, featuring a network of walkways & trails, connecting all corners of the property back to public spaces & the beach.

Public Infrastructure

Roundabout & Sidewalks

A roundabout at the intersection of Ponto Drive and Avenida Encinas to help improve circulation, and also reduce speeds. In addition, sidewalks will be widened to 8 feet to increase mobility in the area.

Left Turn Lane

Installing a left turn lane that also allows legal U-turns on Carlsbad Drive, making it much more convenient for everyone to get to the beach.

Eco-Friendly Design

Our designs include sustainable native landscaping, recycled water for irrigation, solar panels, and convenient electric vehicle charging stations to preserve our beautiful coastline.

Improved Parking

There will be 153 retail parking spaces for everyone looking to enjoy the new Ponto Beachfront, and 52 on-street, public parking spaces will be available on both the east and west side of Ponto Drive for the community to use.

Luxury Residences

More Space

While City code allows for up to 200 units, only 136 will be built. This results in a density of 21 units/acre, rather than the 30/units per acre that’s allowed. The three story structures are fully compliant with the current vision plan and city zoning codes, and roof top decks have been eliminated from the design.

Exclusive Amenities

The homes at Ponto Beachfront will be single-level living with expansive and open floor plans, generous balconies for outdoor living and are ideal for both young professionals and retirees alike. The luxury residences will include spacious balconies, covered patios, exclusive pools, and pocket parks. There will be secure, underground parking that is managed 24/7, and residents will have access to electric vehicle charging stations.

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