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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 $875,000 to $6,950,000

51 Total Listings
$2,246,094 Average Price
2,522 Average Square Feet
942 Average Price / SqFt


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2512 San Elijo Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,078 SqFt
One of the most iconic homes in all of North County, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a true legacy property. Offering unobstructed Cardiff Reef whitewater and lagoon views of the 915 acre San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. This home is genuinely one of a kind. The second you step through the front door you are greeted by an environment of serenity and privacy, despite the abundance of glass that illuminates the extraordinary


2477 San Elijo Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,124 SqFt
One of the few parcels on the "front row" overlooking Cardiff State Beach and one of California's premier surf breaks, Cardiff Reef. And the only home along this stretch that was built in the last 6 years. This maticulously maintained modern masterpiece was built in 2014 and has 3,124 sf with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The home was designed to take advantage of the panoramic views available from almost every room. There is nothing like

Heritage West Realty Inc

1329 Cornish Dr, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,366 SqFt
Cardiff's finest back on market with motivated Sellers. Contemporary jewell with fantastic panoramic ocean views. Grand room layout for an inclusive lifestyle that combines the indoor with the patio, pool and exterior features. Extra large rooftop deck to indulge in the Southen California iconic palm tree lined sunsets. Small carbon footprint and technology enhanced home. Master Bedroom with views from your bed. Quiet location with open space on

Keller Williams Carmel Valley

367 Liverpool, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,000 SqFt
Have you been dreaming of spending your days and nights in an amazing beach home with finishes that exceed what you thought possible? At 367 Liverpool you can step right into your dream with plenty of space to enjoy every minute of it. This 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is framed by walls of La Cantina doors that invite you to sit on your private deck soaking in the panoramic white water ocean view. A stunning chef's kitchen, divine master retreat

Ruth Ann Deetz

1364/1364a Summit Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

6 Beds, 6 Baths,
Composer District custom estate with attached guest house. Close proximity to beach with horizon ocean view offering privacy and convenience. There is a 4 bed/4.5 ba with 3400 sq/ft and 2 bed/2 ba with 750 sq/ft. High end units in excellent condition. Potential monthly income at $10K. Each residence has a private yard. Lots of parking, 2 car garage & 1 car garage, plus 4 spaces in driveway. 10 minute walk to new pedestrian bridge at San

Tiger-Bobo Real Estate Office

1364/1364 A Summit Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

6 Beds, 7 Baths, 4,150 SqFt
Stunning RSF quality Hawaiian Craftsman style residence just 3 blks to Swamis bch. Main residence 4 bed/4.5 ba with 3400 sq/ft. Attached ADU with 2 bed/2 ba with 750 sq/ft. There are horizon ocn views from each residence. Main hse split level; ADU is single level. Each has its own yard. Each residence is totally independent with separate security, HVAC, meters, and SDGE. Custom touches throughout. Excellent location, just 7 minute walk to beach,

Tiger-Bobo Real Estate Office

2188 Glasgow Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 5 Baths, 3,763 SqFt
Brand new custom Coastal Contemporary home, located West of 5 in the heart of Cardiff by the Sea! Unobstructed coastline and sunset views. This home offers an open floor plan with high-end appliances, custom finishes, and a meticulous attention to detail. Multiple indoor/outdoor living spaces, 3 car attached garage, elevator, and private rooftop deck with 360 degree views. Walk to local beaches, restaurants, and Cardiff Seaside Market. Move in

Swell Property

1318 Summit Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,320 SqFt
Ocean Views! Panoramic ocean views from main living area and Master Bedroom! This private gated community Villa, NO HOA, boasts a 2 story grand entry, with 4,320 sq. ft. of elegance. Amenities abound this 4 bedrooms ensuite, 4.5 bath home, home theater room with fireplace, microwave and under-counter refrigerator, Master with Ocean Views and private deck. Great room, kitchen and dining room all have Ocean views! Spectacular ocean views and

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

2386 Newport Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

1 Bed, 1 Bath, 666 SqFt
Amazing beach bungalow-one of the last of its kind. Amazing Cardiff location with beautiful large sized lot 1 block to beach. White water views from the yard. Walk to parks, surf, restaurants and bike/hiking trails and all the Cardiff lifestyle has to offer. Home has re-done kitchen includes granite counters and SS appliances. Original construction which has been preserved with sweet craftsman detail. Has ADU which is currently rented. Value in

Ten X Realty

1489 Summit 1 & 2, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 6 Baths, 3,341 SqFt
2020 New construction! A Coastal Oasis with ocean view and private outdoor sanctuary. This low maintenance home has 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Four bedrooms are in the main home and one is in the separate ADU set up to be an income-generating rental or easily combined with the main house. You will have space to park 4-5 cars. in addition to your 2 car garage. The yard wraps the first level living space and has been approved for Jacuzzi and fire

Ruth Ann Deetz

1309 Cornish Drive, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,745 SqFt
Enjoy jaw dropping, white water ocean views spanning from La Jolla to Oceanside from this charming beach-style home. Exceptional location just steps from the Cardiff rail trail & close to Swami’s surf break & park, beautiful beaches, shopping & dining in downtown Encinitas, Cardiff Town Ctr w/Seaside Market to the south. Property is a condo, but feels like a home w/one common wall, separate fenced yard, no HOA, 2 car gar. Need a


534 Sheffield Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,947 SqFt
Rare one-story warm contemporary in Cardiff Composer District’s best location. Only a few blocks to the new Cardiff School, Seaside Market, the beach, and Cardiff Walking Trail.. Custom designed by Cohn Architects, this immaculate condition home features a perfect layout with very high ceilings, clerestory windows, multiple skylights,walls for art, LR room w/FP, chef’s kitchen and family room, formal dining room, large master suite with FP,

Coldwell Banker West

2253 Via Tiempo, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,778 SqFt
Custom, spacious and wonderful family home located in a private, serene and one of the most desirable Cardiff-by-the sea neighborhood. Home features a beautiful formal living room, library w/custom built-ins, 1st floor BR, dining room w/ocean views, main bedroom w/ocean view sitting room, & vaulted beamed ceilings. Sea breezes & bright sunshine embrace this professionally landscaped yard w/expansive seating, solar heated pool, BBQ island


1416 Summit Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,700 SqFt
LIVE Pacific Paradise: ~ JAW DROPPING OCEAN VIEWS ~ Prepare to be impressed the moment you set eyes on this extraordinary ocean-view custom residence in Cardiff by the Sea. Settled beyond private gates, the west-facing beach home was crafted in 2007, making it one of the only newer properties to offer the advantages of being purchased along the coast. Only minutes to Swami's and Pipes (surf spots), the beach, Scripps hospital, the festive

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

1315 Rubenstein Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,171 SqFt
Custom Cardiff Craftsman 1/3rd Acre Lot with room to add pool or ADU on largest lot currently for sale in Cardiff West of I-5. Bonus home office and workout room/gym. Quality built with exquisite mahogany floors, cherry wood cabinets, alder wood ceilings, black granite, and a custom temperature controlled wine room! This great family home has a large, private yard with plenty of room for a family and entertaining. Highly desired Composer

Keller Williams Carmel Valley

465 Warwick Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,273 SqFt
Located on one of the most sought-after streets in Cardiff's Composer District, this fabulously updated home is the epitome of Cardiff Living. Remodeled w/ wide-plank hardwood flooring downstairs, Wolf and SubZero SS appliances, new granite countertops, farmhouse sink, shiplap wall & ceiling accents, custom reclaimed wood mantle & fireplace surround, high-end lighting & fixtures, on-trend paint colors. Ground floor BR & full

Coldwell Banker Realty
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 August 11th, 2020 at 7:45am CDT.