Cardiff Real Estate
A coastal community of Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea covers nearly two miles of beautiful beach-front property. The area was founded in 1911 and is located 25 miles from downtown San Diego. Cardiff is a relaxed, beach community. Highway 101 runs through the heart of town, crossing over the San Elijo Lagoon as it opens to the ocean at Cardiff Reef. There are about 12,000 year-round residents.
Cardiff by the Sea Homes for Sale
Many homes in Cardiff-by-the-Sea are built on hillsides, giving homeowners fabulous views of the ocean, crashing waves, and gorgeous sunsets. There is an eclectic mix of beautiful homes in Cardiff.
Frank Cullen, the original developer of Cardiff, was an Englishman and named the streets of Cardiff after English cities, such as Chesterfield, Manchester and Birmingham.
Cardiff is a surf town with great spots like Cardiff Reef, Swamis, Seaside Reef, Pipes and more. Seaside Reef is home to a large annual surf event. Other recreational activities include swimming, snorkeling, diving, fishing, sun-bathing, wind- and kite-surfing. Bird watching is also an enjoyable pastime here. Many of the beaches have showers, lifeguards, and restrooms.
Golf is also a favorite in Cardiff. A variety of courses can be found in neighboring communities such as Ranch Santa Fe, Encinitas and Carlsbad. Restaurant Row, located along Hwy 101 next to the San Elijo Lagoon is home to fantastic Mexican and seafood restaurants.