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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

3 Beds 5 Baths 230002070 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

5 Beds 4 Baths NDP2300292 MLS ACTIVE Status
HUGE REDUCTION on this CARDIFF by the Sea BEACH COTTAGE W/2 ADU Apartments (permitted in 1985 as duplex) set on 5 lots w/2 APNs. 2151 Glasgow is a unique Cardiff by the Sea property situated at the top of the hill west of I-5 in Cardiffs famed Walking District. This single-story home also includes 2 rentable guest units, a large pool sized yard, and 2 ocean view rooftop decks. Main House (built 1959) offers approx 1347 sqft, 3bd/2ba, open floorplan with wood beamed ceilings, fireplace, breakfast nook, and RV / Boat Parking. Attached is an additional (built in 1985) approx. 1000sqft 2nd story 1bd/1ba apt offering a 400sqft view deck and an approx. 600 studio ground level apartment with its own private yard and carport/garage. This fabulous location is perfect for enjoying sunrises to the east and sunsets to the west. This special property offers many options keep as is for rental income, live in one rent the others, add on or remodel to create your perfect dream home at the top of Cardiff or check with the City of Encinitas about building multiple townhomes. 2 APNs are included totaling just under 15K sq. ft. all within a highly sought after Cardiff neighborhood where you can walk, skate or bike to some of San Diegos most beautiful beaches, hiking trails along the San Elijo Lagoon, a variety of great restaurants, shops and of course, Cardiffs own Seaside Market. Buyer/Buyer's agent should verify all information regarding building requirements, permits, zoning, vacation rentals, measurements, etc.

2151 Glasgow, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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