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Cardiff By The Sea Homes For Sale - San Diego

The Cardiff by the Sea community, typically referred to as Cardiff, is located within the city of Encinitas. The former farming community is now known for some of San Diego's best surf spots. If you are interested in receiving more information about homes for sale in the Cardiff community, or would like to schedule a showing of one of these homes, call the Seaman Team at 858-223-1200.

Community Summary

Homes for Sale

The price range for this neighborhood is from $824,900 to $6,995,000

20 Total Listings
$3,246,655 Average Price
2,456 Average Square Feet
1,361 Average Price / SqFt


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1480 Summit Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,813 SqFt
Architectural masterpiece with breath taking ocean views and amazing walkability. Nestled on the most prestigious street in Cardiff by the Sea and a short jaunt to downtown Encinitas this home is truly one of a kind coastal gem. Rare panoramic ocean views all the way from La Jolla to Dana Point. White water views of Swamis! Grand entrance, 22 ft high ceilings, concrete structure, sashless windows in this entertainer's delight with several areas

Swell Property

2462 Newport Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

6 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,525 SqFt
Gorgeous turn-key one of a kind duplex designed by renowned visionary, Roland Shany. He brought his vision to life creating a custom coastal modern duplex in the heart of Cardiff -by-the-Sea. All new construction down to the studs with full permits. Both units consists of high end finishes and appliances. The units are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms each along with indoor /outdoor living on a 6,000 square foot lot! The upper unit (2462) has partial

The Agency

2516 San Elijo Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,185 SqFt
Seller Financing Available. Views like this dont exist anywhere but here! Welcome home. Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean & San Elijo Lagoon capture your gaze from every angle of this contemporary masterpiece. Catch the most epic sunsets from your master bed or watch the surfers from one of your 3 decks! Walking distance to the beach & all the best restaurants & shops in Cardiff. With over 4,000 square feet of gorgeous space

Gold Coast Real Estate

2160 Oxford Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,945 SqFt
Incredible panoramic white water views from this modern home located in the famous “walking district”. Steel framed w/ metal roof & ocean views from multiple decks. Recently renovated kitchen with all Miele appliances, built-in coffee station, induction range. Fridge is 42” Decor with flex freezing station. Wine fridge & custom modern white cabinets. Two master suites, one with steam shower, soaking tub & private entrance. Dual

Coastal Premier Properties

2520 San Elijo Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,762 SqFt
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

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties

1476 Summit Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,339 SqFt
Extraordinary OCEAN VIEWS from all levels. A contemporary, design-focused, Brand New Construction in AAA+ location that’s highly curated, boasting supreme Ocean Views AND walkability to vibrant Cardiff by the Sea and bustling Encinitas. Nestled in that truly scarce sweet spot that keeps options at your fingertips and encourages spontaneity, while also providing ample and elegant space to relax in peace, tranquility and elegance when desired.

Keller Williams Realty

1533 Rubenstein Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,833 SqFt
Welcome to 1533 Rubenstein Ave, a rare opportunity to live in the highly coveted Composer District of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The home features 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms plus an office and is situated at the end of a gated, private drive, and boasts ocean views from multiple rooms. The recently renovated kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring beautiful caesarstone countertops, new cabinets, Bertazzoni range and stainless steel appliances. The long


2009 Mackinnon Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,245 SqFt
Ocean view, west of the 5 Cardiff home with rooftop deck! Walk to the beach or to the area’s best restaurants, shops & parks. Built in 2011, this 4 bed + office/3.5 bath home offers a light, bright feel throughout. Vaulted ceilings & gorgeous ocean views throughout create the perfect space to call home! The backyard offers space to garden, entertain & relax. Complete with a 2 car garage & 2 driveway parking spots, this home has

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

2338 Newcastle Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,675 SqFt
Welcome to 2338 Newcastle Ave, a contemporary masterpiece located in the highly sought-after Walking District of Cardiff by the Sea. This stunning property offers an elevated living experience, with an exceptional design that blends tasteful design choices, quality materials, and custom details that add character and warmth to the space. Ascend the floating staircase and step inside to discover an open and spacious floor plan that boasts new

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

2151 Glasgow, Encinitas

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,947 SqFt
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

Deanna Russo, Broker

2449 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,222 SqFt
This modern coastal cottage, remodeled in 2019 by local designer, KC Interiors, 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

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

2449 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,222 SqFt
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,

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

2331 Cambridge Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,214 SqFt
Cardiff Dreaming. Rare opportunity to own one of the most coveted location and views in Coastal San Diego. Resting high on the hillside above Cardiff State Beach, this ultra-luxe residence boasts refined living, luxury detailing, and a flexible floor plan that enjoys panoramic ocean views stretching from Encinitas to La Jolla. Situated on a very private lot, this stunning home offers easy walkability to shopping, restaurants, and beach access.

eXp Realty of California, Inc

761 Ocean Crest Rd, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,728 SqFt
Welcome to Cardiff, where this decked out entertainer’s dream meets the beach! This home was completely rebuilt from the ground up in 2004 with a custom pool, spa and built-in BBQ added in 2016. FULLY OWNED SOLAR and dual zone AC recently added as well. As soon as you enter the home you’ll experience soaring high ceilings with a beautiful chandelier and instantly be drawn toward the backyard through the LaCantina doors. Hang out in the


1731 Freda Lane, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,702 SqFt
Cardiff by the Sea Beach Charmer! Fully REMODELED interior, to include front fenced yard and entertainers dream backyard. New Backyard has built-in BBQ, fire-pit and Loggia. 4 bed I 3 full baths open concept with oversized glass doors that open to a spacious backyard. Custom built in outdoor shed that could be used as an office, play or teen room. Wake up to gorgeous OCEAN VIEWS from the primary suite, sunsets over the Pacific Ocean in the


2306 Lagoon View Drive, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,245 SqFt
Sandy Point is one of Cardiff by the Sea's most desirable gated communities. This 2 story, 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms detached home has views of the communitie's lagoon, greenbelt and park. The back patio is a perfect place to relax, have morning coffee and enjoy a dinner with your family. There is also a gate on the patio that leads to the lagoon and park area. The primary bedroom and bathroom is located on the first level along with a half

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Cardiff Community Information

Cardiff Neighborhood

Centrally located within southern San Diego County, the Cardiff community is an attractive area due to its ease of access to the Pacific Ocean. Swami's and Cardiff Reef are two well known surf spots that attract residents to this beach community. Cardiff is not only nestled within the city of Encinitas to the east and north, but also has the Pacific Ocean to the west and a lagoon to the south.

Cardiff Lifestyle

With beautiful sandy beaches and tides perfect for surfing, Cardiff provides its residents with the quintessential beach community lifestyle. This community boasts many outdoor activities to offer its residents; there are hiking options, reefs and tide pools to explore and quite a few well known surf and paddle boarding spots.

Cardiff Schools

The Cardiff School District is comprised of two schools; Cardiff Elementary (grades K-3) and Ada Harris Elementary (grades 3-6). Families then complete their primary education in the Encinitas Union School District or San Diego Union School District.

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Listing information last updated on March 27th, 2023 at 5:15am CDT.