Cardiff-by-the-Sea Real Estate Search

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Homes for Sale

One of San Diego’s smallest communities, Cardiff-By-The-Sea is every bit as vibrant as its coastal neighbors, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Carlsbad. Known for its coastal architecture, beautiful beach, and great location, make sure to put Cardiff-By-The-Sea on your list of communities to consider!

Living in Cardiff-By-The-Sea

Bordered by San Elijo Lagoon to the south and Encinitas to the north, Cardiff-By-The-Sea is ideally located along the coast. Most residents are able to walk or bike to the beach. The main beach in the area is called Cardiff State Beach. It’s also one of the few places in San Diego where you can camp on the beach! 

Cardiff-By-The-Sea has its own thriving downtown area. With iconic San Diego businesses like VG Donut, Best Pizza & Brew, and Seaside Market (home to the famous Cardiff Crack!) Cardiff-By-The-Sea offers the best of small-town beach living.

Cardiff-By-The-Sea Real Estate

While there tend to be few homes for sale in this area at a given time, it’s not impossible to buy here! Residents know that it’s well worth the time and effort to find your perfect Cardiff-By-The-Sea home. 

As of September 2021, the median price for a single-family home in Cardiff-By-The-Sea is $2,050,000. For condos, the median price is about $925,000.

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Things to Do in Cardiff-By-The-Sea

There’s no shortage of things to do in this coastal town! Keep reading to see a selection of some of our favorite activities in Cardiff-By-The-Sea. 

Check Out the Cardiff Kook

Have you heard of the infamous Cardiff Kook? It’s a statue of a surfer that occupies a prominent place in Cardiff-By-The-Sea. People enjoy taking pictures with the Kook or even dressing him up! There’s also an annual Cardiff Kook Run along the coast. 

Visit Cardiff State Beach

While this is a state beach, it’s still one of the most beautiful beaches in the area and worth the visit. It’s a popular place to surf in North County or simply to catch the sunset. Dogs are also permitted at this beach, though it’s always a good idea to check the beach’s website for rules and guidance.

Catch Some Waves

Most people that live in Cardiff-By-The-Sea are surfers. With some of San Diego’s best surf spots right in your backyard, it’s no wonder catching waves is one of the most popular activities in Cardiff-By-The-Sea.

Cardiff-By-The-Sea Real Estate For Sale

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Newest Cardiff-by-the-Sea Homes for Sale

$4,500,000
3 Beds 5 Baths NDP2206745 MLS ACTIVE Status
AMAZING AMENITIES IN CARDIFF! Timeless in style and quality, this coastal jewel flawlessly combines elegance and ease. Built in 2013, this 3 bedroom, 6 bath is approximately 4,300 square feet. Enjoy entertaining guests year-round, indoor and out. The main level has sliding French patio doors. Motorized sun-shades flow from the dining room and great room. Dramatically engineered Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, and Brazilian Mahogany solid core doors throughout. The chefs kitchen features high-end stainless-steel appliances and beautiful maple cabinets, complementing the stone counter tops. In the great room you can find side-by-side wine and beverage center, media cabinet, and gas fireplace. Work remotely in the designated office. An elevator serves all floors, including the basement, where you can find a wine cellar, full bath, and fitness room which can be used for a theater, rec room, playroom, etc. The second floor boasts an owners suite and two guest rooms also with en-suite bathrooms. There is plenty of storage, with an oversized 3 car garage, separate mudroom/workshop, and a laundry room with a bath. Solar, Reverse Osmosis water filtration system. Perfectly located in the quintessential beach community of Cardiff by the Sea, walking distance to Cardiff State Beach, Seaside Market, walking/biking paths, and local restaurants. Come envision your new beginning while its still available!

165 Kilkenny Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Listing courtesy of Compass

$10,000,000
3 Beds 4 Baths NDP2206542 MLS ACTIVE Status
When light creates art, art evokes emotion. Phoenix House, unlike anything Cardiff by the Sea has ever seen, is an Architectural Record award winning sanctuary. Impeccably designed by Sebastian Mariscal, Phoenix House was the first of three of his creations to receive the prestigious Record House designation. Expansive ocean views and multiple outdoor living spaces, including the rooftop deck with an outdoor kitchen, make indoor/outdoor living as easy as the ocean breeze. Wall surfaces of carefully crafted board-formed concrete, the 20th century stone, combine with walnut and Buckingham slate floors throughout and walnut and mahogany windows, doors and cabinetry to form a serene environment of warm minimalism. Beams of light filter through multiple gaps and skylights to cast cool shadowed transitions between well thought out rooms. Depending on the time of day youll marvel at the sun or moonlight dancing from the outside in, setting many different tones and shades, creating spaces that evoke the feelings of an immersive art experience. These are just a few of the intricate details youll swoon over throughout this inverted floor plan. The living space overlooks Cardiffs familiar but always beautiful Pacific Ocean while the master suite gazes into the peaceful yard and alluring pool area. In the midst of all of the incredible contemporary details and centered between the private walls is an interior garden, a true focal point of this masterpiece home. In the heart of Cardiff's Composer District, Brahms Road is the most undiscovered, tucked away street, parallel to Rossini Can

1660 Brahms Road, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Listing courtesy of Compass

$5,500,000
3 Beds 5 Baths 220014888 MLS ACTIVE Status
Rarely do site and structure so seamlessly align to create an indescribable sense of tranquility in a truly remarkable setting surrounded by natural beauty. Custom built and consisting of 2 legal parcels bordering the San Elijo Lagoon, this unique estate boasts breathtaking views overlooking the ocean and coastline. The architecturally stunning interior showcases abundant light through a wide array of skylights while walls of windows and doors in the main level living areas frame the seaside scenery. Working from home is easy from the designated office also located on the top floor. Downstairs you will find the private master suite offering a spacious walk-in closet and sumptuous stone bath, a secondary bedroom and bathroom, as well as a gorgeous family room perfect for displaying your artwork. Just outside is a guest quarters with its own sitting area and covered patio. Soak the stresses of the day away in the spa, relax poolside or sunbathe in privacy on the picturesque patio where you can enjoy the ever-changing wildlife and preserve as your backdrop. Affording limitless potential should you wish to expand, the second parcel currently consists of a 3-car garage, a generous craft room plus a large greenhouse with an expansive, wraparound view deck. Situated in the desirable Cardiff Walking District where you’re provided convenient access to Cardiff State Beach, Seaside Market, Glen Park, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and trails, local shopping and dining, as well as Highway 101 and Interstate 5. This amazing property sets the bar for exceptional coastal living.

2520 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

$3,095,000
2 Beds 2 Baths NDP2205756 MLS ACTIVE Status
This modern coastal cottage, remodeled in 2019 by local designer, KC Interiors in 2019, is located in the coveted walking district of Cardiff by the Sea. This 2 bedroom, 1 bath; with additional attached studio with loft, full kitchen and bathroom, is being sold fully furnished, turn-key and ready to enjoy. No expense was spared to create a modern feel with top-of-the-line finishes throughout; be-it a gourmet kitchen similar to a French bistro, or professional lighting and designer furnishings to evoke a feeling of coziness. The attached studio loft with full kitchen and bathroom, constructed in 2020 is a sleek and modern space, perfect as a guest suite, office space or rental. Enjoy ocean, lagoon and sunset views from the front deck, or barbecue in the private, beautifully landscaped back yard with artistic shed and gorgeous lighting. New roof installed May 2022. Owned solar system and a/c units currently being installed. HALO 5 whole home water filtration system. Off street parking with additional parking via back alley access. Top rated schools. This property is perfect as a primary residence, second home by the beach or an investment property. Enjoy everything that Cardiff by the Sea offers - walk to the beach, park, restaurants, shops, San Elijo Lagoon trails to Solana Beach - or stroll along the rail trail to downtown Encinitas. Top rated Cardiff and Encinitas School districts. Lot Zoned R-2 Minor

2449 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Listing courtesy of Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

$4,500,000
3 Beds 4 Baths OC22115470 MLS ACTIVE Status
Rare opportunity to own a Cardiff by the Sea custom estate walking distance to Cardiff State Beach, Seaside market, local restaurants, walking & biking trails & much more! Remodeled in 2021 with custom upgrades & maple hardwood throughout. Entertainers kitchen with pass through counter, custom cabinets & extensive storage & drawer organization, opens to the dining & living spaces is equipped with high-end Miele brand Double oven, Speed Oven, and Dishwasher. The white, UV-light protected, marble counters have a double Blanco sink, and the pendant-lit marble island with seating for 4, has a single Blanco sink. Extras include a built-in subzero refrigerator with 2 freezer drawers, and a subzero full size wine fridge with 2 refrigerator drawers and a pot filler above the Wolf 6-burner gas stovetop. 5 separate La Cantina folding door systems extend the indoor kitchen, dining, and living spaces to the multiple patio entertaining areas lined in flagstone tile pavers. A built-in gas grill, with side burners, sink and storage will make summer barbecues easier to manage. The natural gas torches, a fire-pit and a wood burning fireplace with gas-log igniter each serve as a great way to showcase your private backyard retreat to your visiting friends & family. The main floor guest suite has a large shower, a free-standing clawfoot tub, a seated vanity and custom-built cabinetry. Upstairs enjoy an ocean view from every room and 2 decks! The master bath includes a solid granite free-standing soaking tub, an oversized walk-in shower with a sitting area and steam system. The master bath feat

411 Bristol Road, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Listing courtesy of Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

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