Cardiff by the Sea Homes for Sale
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
zip code 92007
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, usually referred to as "Cardiff". It is a beach community located between Encinitas and Solana Beach in San Diego County, California.
The Pacific Ocean is to the west of Cardiff, Encinitas on its east and north, and a beach and lagoon on its south.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea operates as part of the City of Encinitas, but has its own ZIP Code (92007), unlike the other communities that include parts of Encinitas. That being Leucadia and Olivenhain.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a classic Southern California beach town that boasts a moderate climate, breathtaking views, two miles of Pacific coastline, a 900-acre ecological reserve and world-class surfing.
Locals and tourists alike enjoy this charming, beautiful, friendly beach town with quaint shops, delicious cuisine, an arts community, ocean sports, parks, a walkable downtown area complete with a organic community park and plenty of biking opportunities.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea thrives year-round and it’s not unusual to find people sunbathing on the beach in January.
a little History :
In 1911, this former farming community began to develop Cardiff, when developer J. Frank Cullen broke ground to build new homes. It is reported by the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce that it was Frank Cullen's wife, a native of Cardiff, Wales, who persuaded him to name the community, "Cardiff". Many streets in Cardiff bear names this English-born landowner grew up with in his native United Kingdom (UK). The names of, "Birmingham", "Oxford", "Chesterfield" and "Manchester" are major streets in this city.
Cardiff is also home to the world renown surf spots, Swamis and Cardiff Reef. Many a surfing competitions are held here.
Cardiff Reef ("The Reef") is a popular surf spot in Cardiff that produces waves both professional and novice surfers enjoy year round. Surfing at The Reef has progressed from just a few surfers in the '50s to become one of the most popular surfing spots in San Diego County.
Cardiff Reef and nearby surf spot, Pipes, are famous for their smooth and consistent wave shape. Great place to learn how to surf.
When the tide is low, a beautiful flat rock reef is exposed. This reef extends 50 yards from shore. When the "tide is out" , exploring these tide pools is a popular activity for visitors of Cardiff.
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