Cardiff State Beach is a protected beach in the state park system of California, USA, located near San Diego. Popular activities include swimming, surfing, and beachcombing.To visit Cardiff State Beach on your trip to Encinitas, use our Encinitas online trip planner.
Just next to Cardiff State Beach is a San Elijo State Beach, which has a state-run campground. The 507-acre (205 ha) park was established in 1949.
Cardiff State Beach reviews
Loved this beach park - on the winter day we visited, it was cool but sunny and not crowded at all. Just a wonderful walk along the beach - we must have gone 3 miles or so. So peaceful and quiet... more »
It is worth paying to park here, or maybe you have a state parks pass, and so can park for free? It is so great to walk along the beach here for a mile or two or three or four, see the sea birds... more »
Seriously the best beach in San Diego! Great dog beach. I mean this location is terrible - ahem - tourists stay away! You will hate it.
one of my favorite drive up beaches in northern SD.
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