Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a
shoreline community about 25 miles north of San Diego and 95 miles
south of Los Angeles. The moderate climate, two miles of Pacific
coastline, and world-class surf draw professional and amateur
surfers from all over Southern California and beyond.
One hotspot is at Cardiff
Reef, located alongside Historic Highway 101 at the mouth of the
San Elijo Lagoon. Surf at the reef consistently breaks both right
and left, making it ideal for all surfers year-round.
This quiet village offers
fresh sea air, beach fun, and spectacular sunsets over the water.
Experience the charm of an elegant lodge, unique shops, and a
variety of casual and fine restaurants many with ocean views.
abound here. You can enjoy swimming, hiking, jogging, boating,
tennis, fishing, hang gliding, bicycling, or nearby golfing in
this ideal setting. Naturalists enjoy visiting the San Elijo
Lagoon, a state wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary that attracts
some 300 species annually.