Coastal Vibes Abound

An Overview of Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, or Cardiff, is a beach community located in the City of Encinitas in coastal North County San Diego. Bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean, Cardiff is known for excellent surfing and its natural beauty, highlighted by the great Pacific and natural preserves and lagoons. Cardiff offers a moderate year-round climate, giving residents plenty of sunshine and reason to indulge in its natural landscapes from summer through winter.

Cardiff-By-The Sea By The Numbers
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Surf`s Up!

The Classic Beach Town

Cardiff is a classic beach town, with charming shops, unique restaurants, and surf culture basted into its roots. It also has a unique arts community, highlighted by the "Cardiff Kook" statue, and has become known for its exercise-friendly environment, including many yoga studios, ample biking paths, a walkable downtown district, open space parks, and water sports.

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Love Where You Live!

Situated mainly west of Interstate 5 between downtown Encinitas and Solana Beach, Cardiff delivers prime beachfront real estate. From comfy beach cottages to sleek, expansive modern estates, the majority of homes in Cardiff share one common trait -- breathtaking views. Combine the gorgeous scenery with a laid-back vibe, excellent local cuisine, and iconic surf locales, such as Cardiff Reef and Pipes, and it`s easy to see why so many would love to call Cardiff home.