Cardiff by the Sea or the Cardiff district of Encinitas in the north San Diego County is the stunning beach community located just north of Solana Beach and east of Pacific Beach. The San Elijo Lagoon is nestled up against the Pacific coast Highway just south of Cardiff and features a spectacular viewpoints and a leisurely drive along Manchester Avenue from Highway 101 to Interstate 5. The Cardiff area includes several parks such as the George Berkich Park, Glen Park, and the San Elijo State Beach which offers many RV parking spots and tent camping. From this area there is a large cliff that separates the downtown area from the beach connected by several stairs and pathways leading down to the ocean. In town, Cardiff by the Sea provides dozens of eclectic restaurants, charming and artistic bistros and cafés, medical and dentistry clinics as well as grocery and necessities within the area. Cardiff offers its own post office as well as its own area code and address so folks that live in the area call Cardiff a town all to their own. This smaller town of just 12,000 residents is technically part of the city of Encinitas and as a former farming community; Cardiff has taken off as one of the prime residential locations and neighborhoods in the area. The Cardiff Reef is considered a popular surfing location that offers professional and novice surfers a fantastic wave experience. Since the 1950s this is become one of the most popular surfing spot in the entire San Diego County and when the tide’s low the beautiful flat rock of Cardiff is revealed that extends a total of 50 yards from the shore. Locals and visitors alike enjoy some of the dozens of tide pools and treasures that they find along the beach. If you're interested in finding a condominium in Cardiff by the Sea please contact us anytime or start your online search here first.