Cardiff By The Sea
Nestled between Encinitas and Solana Beach, you will find the coastal village of Cardiff-by-the-sea. Its warmth and charm will entice you to give up all thoughts of living elsewhere.
Called simply “Cardiff” by the locals, this small seaside community was founded almost 100 years ago. Although Cardiff-by-the-sea is officially part of Encinitas, it is often thought of it’s own community with its own special charm and small town feeling.
Cardiff has something for everyone. For those that are looking for relaxation, there are beautiful beaches, shopping, fishing, golfing, or bird watching at San Elijo Lagoon. If you desire something a bit more active, choose from hiking along the lagoon, running along the beach, boating, or bicycling. Just over 2.5 miles of beach draw surfers, both amateur and professional from all over, to the superb surf. During the summer, drive 5 minutes south to test your luck at the famous Del Mar Race Track. At the end of the day head over to any one of the fine dining establishments at Restaurant Row to enjoy a delicious meal complete with an ocean view.
Days filled with warmth and sunshine, mesmerizing sunsets, and evenings with cool ocean breezes, make Cardiff’s climate a wonderful place to visit or call home.