Cardiff by the Sea, usually referred to as Cardiff, is a beach community located in Encinitas. It borders Solana Beach to the south in San Diego County, and Encinitas on its east and north and has a lagoon on its south. With a population of under 12,000, Cardiff-by-the-Sea operates as part of the city of Encinitas, but unlike the other communities that comprise Encinitas, has its own ZIP code92007. Cardiff is also home to a few well-known surf spots, such as Swami'sand Cardiff Reef.

Cardiff Reef ("The Reef") is a popular surf spot in Cardiff that produces waves both professional and novice surfers enjoy year round. Surfing at The Reef has progressed from just a few surfers in the 1950s to become one of the most popular surfing spots in San Diego County. Cardiff Reef and nearby surf spot called Pipes, are famous for their smooth and consistent wave shape. When the tide is low, a flat rock reef is revealed that extends 50 yards from shore. Exploring these tide pools is a popular activity for visitors of Cardiff.

The homes and lifestyle of Cardiff is very laidback and very much the quintessential beach community. Many of the older and smaller homes have, and continue to be renovated for maximum modern lifestyle and enjoyment of the coastline views.

Cardiff by the Sea is a quaint and charming seaside village with a long surfing history, located about 20 miles north of San Diego, and sandwiched between Solana Beach and Encinitas. Cardiff has gorgeous views of the Pacific as well as the San Elijo Lagoon which forms the southborder, and is a popular tourist and surfer destination. There is a beachfront overnight camping site that is very well in use all year round.

You will find Cardiff homes in a variety of styles, including bungalows and cottages, twin-homes, contemporary and Spanish, as well as apartments and condominiums; there are several gated communities of attached and detached homes. Reverse floor plan homes are common on the hill (living space is upstairs, bedrooms down) to take advantages of the glorious views, and many are 3 stories.

Cardiff, CA 92007
$850,000
1274
sqft
2
Baths
2
Beds
COMING SOON! Updated townhome in Cardiff.
Encinitas, CA 92007
$2,695,000
2000
sqft
2.5
Baths
3
Beds
Stunning whitewater ocean views from this prime setting in the sweet spot of Cardiff by the Sea! Enjoy cool ocean breezes, gorgeous sunset views and evening lights from this amazing contemporary beach home! Enjoy your morning coffee from your 400 sq. ft. rooftop deck and let the sound of the surf lull you to sleep at night! Indoors there is an open floor plan with towering ceilings & large windows with an abundance of natural light. The two car attached garage is on the same level as the kitchen & main living area for easy access. There are multiple balconies & patios for indoor-outdoor living.The main level showcases a stone fireplace, living & dining area & all-new gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, white shaker cabinetry, breakfast bar & stainless steel Viking appliances. Two master bedrooms host custom built-in vanities & resort-style baths, with one featuring a walk-in shower & stand-alone tub. The third bedroom features a Murphy bed, making it ideal as a guest room & home office. The two car garage has two electric super chargers located on the main level for maximum convenience. The lower level opens to a beautiful yard with lush landscaping. Completely remodeled, the home boasts oak wood flooring throughout, a sleek staircase, a neutral color palette & plans for a 341 sq. ft. ADU are included. Located a few blocks walking distance to Cardiff beach, shops, many restaurants, the famous Seaside Market and San Elijo Lagoon Preserve. Bike or walk to downtown Encinitas or Solana Beach on the many new hiking trails & paths. Be lucky enough to live the Cardiff lifestyle!
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
$1,995,000
2178
sqft
5
Baths
3
Beds
Rare opportunity located in Cardiff's coveted walking district with multi-level whitewater views! This twin home boasts all the best that coastal living has to offer. Upon entry you are greeted by soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. An open-concept main living level with an updated kitchen is ideal for entertaining while the master suite presents the ultimate retreat showcasing expansive lagoon to ocean views. The lower level is perfect for guests and features an additional home office space. A large rooftop deck offers outdoor space to soak up the sun and enjoy coastal breezes. Walk to world famous beaches, hiking trails, the Seaside Market and restaurants. Beach living at its finest; Views, walkability & low maintenance, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
$2,875,000
1644
sqft
2
Baths
3
Beds
Seller will entertain offers between $2,575,000 and $2,875,000. Panoramic ocean view home situated on a unique corner lot with unlimited potential. Enjoy daily white water and sunset views. Walk to local beaches, restaurants, and Cardiff Seaside Market. Whether you are looking for a classic Cardiff cottage to live in, a vacation home with short-term rental opportunity, the perfect lot to build your dream home, or a pure investment this property checks all the boxes. Cardiff-by-the-Sea at its best. Call today.
Encinitas, CA 92007
$865,000
1258
sqft
2.5
Baths
3
Beds
Amazing opportunity to live in Cardiff by the Sea for under a million dollars! Vacation in your own home in this highly sought after quiet Park Place Bluffs community townhouse (no one above or below you). The owners loss is your gain in this remodeled, turn key home which is located 1/2 mile from the 5 ~ has a community pool, tennis courts and a short ride over to the mesmerizing Pacific Ocean. Bring your surf board and enjoy the waves just two miles away at San Elijo beach. You couldn't ask for a better location to access some of the most talked about markets such as Seaside Market for their infamous Cardiff Crack and El Napolito Market for their carne asada! Location. Location. Location. Walk don't run to see this home ~ to call Extensively remodeled two years ago by the prior owner and features a new kitchen, quartz countertops, new fixtures, travertine floors on the lower level. The current owner added all new flooring upstairs. Bathrooms were redone down to the studs. They also opened the fireplace vent and fixed the HVAC. This enabled the house fan to be functional. Significant bathroom remodel ~ opening to the studs. Newer window treatments.
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
$1,025,000
1176
sqft
2
Baths
3
Beds
This adorable duplex sits at the end of the cul-de-sac in Cardiff-by-the-sea. Open floorplan with living room and kitchen area that has been remodeled in the last few years. One bedroom downstairs and 2 others upstairs. There is a great bonus room that is also finished upstairs which makes total square footage 1,330! Spacious backyard for bbqing and entertaining. Two car garage & very private location, tucked in the corner. Elementary, Junior High & High Schools are within 1 mile, the beach is less than 2 miles as is notorious Seaside Market, restaurants and shops. Just down the street is the multi-acre park with pool & dog park. This is beach living at its best & this one won't last long!
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
$3,275,000
2991
sqft
4.5
Baths
4
Beds
Tucked away on a gated and private cul-de-sac in Cardiffs sought after Composer District. This delightful home has peek ocean views from the master, an inviting pool, spa and envious indoor/outdoor living space perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. 4 bed, 3.5 bath, gourmet kitchen, formal dining, oversized great room and family rooms with high ceilings on each level of this light-filled open floor plan. Enjoy colorful sunsets and cool ocean breezes from the spacious master view deck. The large master suite boasts a cozy fireplace, beautiful wood ceiling beams, walk in closet, dual sink vanities, walk in shower and a separate soaking tub. Outdoor features wifi controlled pool and spa, fire pit with decorative glass detail, vegetable garden and numerous fruit trees including pomegranate, cumquat, oranges, nectarines, grapefruit, passionfruit, olive trees, lemons, limes and more! The lush landscaping gives the feel of a private, secluded oasis yet located just minutes to downtown Cardiff or Encinitas. Within walking distance to top rated schools, local shopping, excellent restaurants/cafes and some of the best beaches and surf breaks in SoCal. Live the ultimate lifestyle on Avenue de Monaco, Cardiff by the Sea.
Cardiff, CA 92007
$999,000
1481
sqft
2
Baths
3
Beds
Welcome to quintessential Cardiff living! This well maintained three bedroom two bathroom home has an open concept floor plan that includes a large great room, updated kitchen and breakfast bar, perfect for entertaining. Tucked off of the living room you'll find yourself in the primary suite appointed with a dual vanity bathroom and over sized shower. The outdoor living boasts a private backyard with mature hedges, a shaded pergola sitting area, and attached two-car garage with direct access to the home. Enjoy all this home has to offer while being in close proximity to Encinitas Community Park, Swami's Beach, the Lumberyard shopping center, restaurants and freeway access. You will not want to miss this one!
Cardiff By the Sea, CA 92007
$1,679,000
1865
sqft
4.5
Baths
3
Beds
This coastal 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath move in ready twinhome is located west of the 5 freeway and just a few blocks from the beach, restaurants and Seaside Market. You will enjoy the artsy urban feel of the kitchen that leads out to the west facing deck and opens to the living room. The bedrooms are all private with ensuite bathrooms, the master bedroom has an oversized bathroom and walk - in closet. Fenced private space for a pet or to take in the sun. Attached 2 car garage with additional parking and owned solar. Looking for a vacation home, investment property or a home to capture the ocean breeze this is it. No HOA, lock and go property at the beach.
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