Cardiff-by-the-SeaUnited States of America

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Escape to Cardiff-by-the-Sea! Enjoy its beaches, surfing and sunsets.

Experience the seaside area of Cardiff-by-the-Sea—beaches, restaurants and sights from San Elijo State Beach to Cardiff State Beach.

Top hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
3 out of 5
1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
£98
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Encinitas Community Park and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Moonlight State Beach. Cardiff State Beach and San ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (21 reviews)

"seems like it was just renovated, so the room was very clean. but when first walked into the lobby, there was a musty smell."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Hampton by Hilton Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
3 out of 5
142 Chesterfield Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
£106
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in the heart of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, this bed & breakfast is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Moonlight State Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Del Mar Beach and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (395 reviews)

"I loved the location and the staff. It's an easy walk down the hill to the beach. The staff were super helpful and friendly. There are several nice restaurants nearby, and an easy drive into San Diego proper. I'll come back again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Cozy, Charming, Ocean View Studio
Cozy, Charming, Ocean View Studio
1917 Freda Lane, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
£379
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in the heart of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, this romantic apartment building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Encinitas Community Park and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Moonlight ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
A warm cuddle of a place

"A lovely, cozy little suite to stay in a lovely, cozy neighborhood. Our host was friendly and attentive, yet allowed our privacy with charm. The property was located near one of our favorite areas on the coast and near the Seacoast Market, a great place to pick up groceries and a wonderful deli with ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Cozy, Charming, Ocean View Studio

Popular things to do in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Cardiff State Beach
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Cardiff State Beach

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Cardiff State Beach during your trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea? Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

San Elijo State Beach
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San Elijo State Beach

Explore the great outdoors at San Elijo State Beach, a lovely green space in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Amble around this family-friendly area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

SeaWorld
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SeaWorld

4/5(14 reviews)

Animal interaction, entertaining rides and informative exhibits are all on offer at this family favorite destination. 

Legoland California
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Legoland California

3.5/5(5 reviews)

The world of LEGO® comes to life at this playground for the imagination. 

Hotel Circle
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Hotel Circle

3.5/5(7 reviews)

The family will enjoy a trip to Hotel Circle, a favourite attraction in San Diego. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Mission Beach
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Mission Beach

4.5/5(59 reviews)

A favorite vacation spot for 100 years, this seaside village combines old-fashioned charm with modern amenities.

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