Escape to Cardiff-by-the-Sea for a memorable vacation in the quiet of a village, find the peace that comes from the sounds of the ocean, view the
unending beauty of sunsets over the water, experience the charm of an elegant lodge, enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the
local folks, and relax while viewing the captivating white caps rolling onto shore by day and by night. See our blog for more info.
Known for its charm, Cardiff-by-the-Sea retains its small village hospitality and welcomes visitors. Located north of San Diego, Cardiff-by-the-Sea has
warm sunny days and cool evenings which prevail throughout the year. Afternoon ocean breezes keep the temperature pleasant along
the 2.6 miles of pristine ocean beaches.
San Elijo Park and Campground
- There are 171 camp sites separated by brush and trees. Each has it's own picnic table and fire ring.
- Visitors must call the state parks reservation number at
(800) 444-7275 if they intend to stay at the park or visit
[ www.parks.ca.gov ].
- Many of the park's visitors are European. It's considered trendy among the Europeans aged 18-25 to camp out in state and
national parks when visiting the United States, particularly the Southwest.
- A reservation allows for one vehicle per campsite. An additional fee is charged at the park for more vehicles, but campers cannot
have more than three vehicles per campsite.
- The speed limit at the campground is 15 mph.
- Fires are permitted in the fire rings only.
- Skateboards are prohibited at the campground's entrance and near the store.
Curfew.....campers under the age of 18 must be in their assigned sites between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m..
- Dogs must be on a six foot leash.....no dogs are allowed on the beach below the campground. Dogs are allowed on the beach
south of the lifeguard tower on a leash only.
Cardiff By The Sea Lodge
Elegant lodging with a spectacular view of the ocean. Sit in our garden and take in the peace and beauty of our coastline. Treat yourself to one of our
many outstanding garden sunsets, something you won't want to miss. For more information call Phone (760) 944-6474 or visit their website
[ www.cardifflodge.com ]
Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express® is ideally located with easy access off Interstate 5, one-half mile from the beach. This Cardiff by the Sea hotel is convenient
to area attractions like the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Birch Aquarium, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park and Sea World San
Diego. The San Diego International Airport is 30 miles away. For more information call (760) 944-0427 or visit their website
[ Holiday Inn Express ]
We are proud to offer some of the finest dining on the West Coast, along with a variety of cuisines to choose from, including Mexican, Italian,
Vegetarian and California cuisine with an emphasis on seafood.
Cardiff also has a wide selection of casual dining spots including pizza, deli, Chinese, coffee, ice-cream and world famous VG Donuts.
There is an endless list of recreational opportunities here. You can enjoy swimming, hiking, jogging, boating, tennis, fishing, hang gliding, bicycling, or
nearby golfing in this ideal setting.
Naturalists enjoy visiting the San Elijo Lagoon, a state wildlife preserve and bird sanctuary that attracts some 300 species
annually. For more information visit their website [ www.sanelijo.org ]
Drive 30 minutes south on nearby Interstate 5 and you will find yourself in the heart of San Diego with its Seaport Village, Horton Plaza
Shopping Center, Sea World and the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Don't miss the fabulous Balboa Park with its many outstanding art museums, gardens,
aerospace and flight museums, and the world famous San Diego Zoo, all within this spacious park.
Whether you enjoy the contentment the ocean offers or the excitement of the attractions in nearby San
Diego, your dream vacation comes true in