Cardiff

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas' southernmost oceanfront community features streets named after British cities and classical composers. San Elijo State Beach offers a campground right along the west side of Highway 101 where many locals and vacationers visit with their RVs.

92007

ZIP CODE

11,417

APPROXIMATELY, RESIDENTS (2109)

3.5

Approximately, SQ MILES

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Founded in 1914, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, named after Cardiff, Wales is a quaint shoreline community popular with surfers and holidaymakers. From funky beach homes to luxurious larger homes, Cardiff overlooks the two-mile coastline, and world-class surf draws professionals and amateurs alike from around the world.

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Cardiff has a low-key feel with friendly people. The community takes pride in its "walkability" with the beach, lagoon, restaurants, markets, post office, library, and other services in close distance to each other. Restaurant Row, along the 101, offers beach-front dining and a wide variety of choices, including California Coastal Cuisine at Pacific Coast Grill,  Mexican food at Las Olas, and seafood and steak at the Chart House.

In addition to the variety of dining options, Cardiff has some unique local retail and boutique shops. Patagonia, a well-known clothing company, is also located in Cardiff, this location primarily focuses on surf gear, outdoor sports and beach accessories.

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Cardiff is known for its surf spots, one of the highlights is Cardiff Reef at the mouth of the San Elijo Lagoon, where surf consistently breaks both right and left year-round. Cardiff State Beach and its two reefs create excellent breaks for surfing, while Pipes is a fun peaky surf break north of the campground, popular with swimmers, sunbathers and surfers alike.

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CARDIFF SCHOOLS

CARDIFF SCHOOLS

Cardiff School District consists of two schools for students in grades K through 6.

Cardiff Elementary  | Public | K-3
Ada Harris Elementary | Public | 3-6

Cardiff Middle School and High School students can attend schools in the San Dieguito Union High School District.

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