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.

Encinitas, CA 92007
$1,998,000
2173
sqft
2.5
Baths
4
Beds
Imagine over half an acre of spectacular unobstructed sit-down panoramic sunset and white water ocean & lagoon views from this canyon top location within the highly sought after gated community of Sandy Point. Boasting the largest parcel within the desirable 108 home community, features a large grass yard, well sited home with soaring entry & living room ceilings, a large downstairs primary bedroom with fireplace, ocean views and ensuite. Office is optional 4th bedroom. Perched adjoining the 77 acre San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Trail Network, nature surrounds you, offering a hiking trail through a pristine canyon protected habitat. Live on vacation. Find yourself totally removed from the outside world the moment you enter the gates of this extraordinary community.
Encinitas, CA 92007
$2,199,990
2143
sqft
3.5
Baths
3
Beds
Seller will entertain offers between $1,999,990-$2,199,990. White water and Panoramic Ocean Views. New Construction will be complete November 2020. Rare 3 bedroom detached coastal home that includes a 2 bedroom approved ADU/JADU with kitchenettes. Spectacular master suite with ocean view deck, hosts well appointed spa like bath with soaking tub and shower; Kitchen features built-in 42 inch Refrigerator, Stainless Appliances, quartz counters, designer finishes. Spectacular rooftop ocean view deck with outdoor kitchen, Two car garage, two off street spaces, 2.8kw solar included. All bedrooms are ensuite. The lower level are the 2 ADU suites with exclusive private entry, the ground level is the family room/kitchen, the second floor is the master suite level, the Rooftop hosts the panoramic whitewater view deck with outdoor kitchen.!! 3 Full bathrooms plus Formal Powder room. No HOA or Mello Roos.
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
$1,025,000
1650
sqft
2
Baths
4
Beds
Exceptional opportunity to experience and enjoy the Cardiff-by-the-Sea lifestyle! Highly sought after single story home being used as a 4 bedroom with 2 baths, 2 car garage and ample storage. Upgraded kitchen, light and airy family room, dining room and plenty of peaceful outdoor space to entertain. Backyard features detached cabana, built in grill, sound walls, decking, lush palms and more! No HOA. Just minutes to gorgeous beaches, top rated schools, convenient shopping and dining!
Cardiff, CA 92007
$1,995,000
2196
sqft
3.5
Baths
3
Beds
Stunning white water views from this newer twin home in the highly desirable walking district of Cardiff. Built in 2018, this home features 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 ocean view balconies, a private use front yard, 2 car attached garage and a driveway which can accommodate two cars. Vaulted ceiling's in main living area are accented by triangular beams. The open kitchen has beautiful neutral finishes. The bottom level features a secondary en-suite bedroom and a oversized laundry room. The third bedroom, also located on bottom level, can be used as a rental unit or guest/nanny suite (ADU). This can be a self contained unit that locks off from the rest of the house. It has it's own private entrance, a kitchen and laundry hookups. Ally way access to the driveway and garage and street parking in front of the house. This is a must see. $100,000 plus in improvements.
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
$675,000
1258
sqft
3.5
Baths
3
Beds
Spectacular value in a prime location! Turnkey townhome located in Park Place Bluffs. This 3 bed 2.5 bath boasts numerous upgrades throughout, one car detached garage and one assigned parking space. Enjoy your private patio and primary bedroom sun deck. Low maintenance property with community amenities that include a pool, RV storage, off leash dog park, sand volleyball court and baseball field. Highly rated schools and easy access to I-5. Just minutes to gorgeous beaches, shopping, dining and more!
Cardiff, CA 92007
$619,000
922
sqft
1
Baths
2
Beds
This desirable one-story beach bungalow has been completely updated with modern and tasteful finishes. Renovations throughout include; recessed lighting, dual pane windows, and new appliances, fixtures, flooring, marble counter tops, subway tile back splash, and shower. An open floor plan has been created by removing the kitchen wall, flooding the home with natural light. Tons of storage with custom cabinets, floor-to-ceiling pantry, and full attic access.
Cardiff by the sea, CA 92007
$1,899,000
2120
sqft
3
Baths
4
Beds
Beautiful Cardiff home located West of the 5 in the Composer District on a private cut-de-sac. A true escape, this home features 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms with an additional bedroom/office space off garage.The master is located on the second floor along with a loft space that opens to a large deck with peek-a-boo ocean views. The lushly landscaped backyard is centered around pool & spa with an outdoor living space and grill area.The front yard is fully gated with a large grass play area.
Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
$3,375,000
4123
sqft
5.5
Baths
5
Beds
Luxury Coastal Home located in the exclusive area of Cardiff by the Sea. Beautiful open floorplan offers 15ft ceilings and large gourmet kitchen. Step out the 8ft double glass doors to a large open balcony with multiple lounge areas. Custom professional outdoor kitchen w/6 burner grill, built-in fridge and storage/prep area. Stunning private outdoor oasis with designer brick, custom wood burning fireplace and pebble tec salt water pool for a refreshing dip or relaxing spa at night under the stars!
Cardiff, CA 92007
$2,150,000
1276
sqft
1
Baths
3
Beds
Seller to entertain offers between $1,950,000 and $2,150,000. Refreshed Coastal Gem in Cardiff by the Sea's sought after Composer District. Down-to-the-studs renovation celebrates effortless indoor-outdoor living. Open floor plan is high on function and style. Coastal breezes and sit-down ocean views await. Location is second to none for walkability and coastal convenience. Main home is 1,276 sq ft, 3 beds 1 bath. Garage converted to 1 bed, 1 bath guest house complete with Murphy bed and HVAC.
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