Cardiff Real Estate

    Home to the San Elijo Lagoon, the Cardiff Kook, an arts community and a surfing culture, the laidback, friendly community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea is the perfect place for a weekend getaway or to enjoy coastal living throughout the year.

    Cardiff-by-the-Sea – often simply referred to as Cardiff – has two miles of pristine coastline, beautiful cliffs, some of the best sunsets in North County San Diego and, unlike other Encinitas neighborhoods, its own zip code. Residents here enjoy great weather every month of the year, several annual community events and all of the benefits of living by the sea, and they are dedicated to preserving both their quality of life and the natural beauty that makes Cardiff such a fantastic place to live.

    There is always something to see or do in Cardiff, including annual events, a variety of dining options and plenty of outdoor attractions. Most of the shopping and dining in Cardiff is concentrated in a small downtown area bordered by Birmingham to the north, Chesterfield to the south, San Elijo Avenue to the west and Newcastle to the east.

    Cardiff Towne Center is the main shopping hub for the neighborhood and is the home to the popular Cardiff Seaside Market, as well boutiques, fitness centers, salons, eateries and the Pacific Surf Gallery. There is also a stretch along Highway 101 (across from the beach) that is known as Restaurant Row and is home to the Chart House and the Beach House, for those in search of finer dining options.


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