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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 $850,000 to $6,995,000

20 Total Listings
$2,674,844 Average Price
5,749 Average Square Feet
983 Average Price / SqFt


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2520 San Elijo Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 5 Baths, 4,682 SqFt
One-of-a-kind ocean view estate that borders the preserve. Extremely rare opportunity to buy this compound estate comprised of 2 legal lots. Amazing rolling hill and whitewater ocean views from virtually every room. Front row living has its perks. Views change daily and transform nature into artwork. Enjoy watching early morning surfers or local osprey fishing for morning sushi, the wildlife forging in the lagoon, and the calming breezes that

Barry Estates

2516 San Elijo Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 4,226 SqFt
This is it! A once in a lifetime legacy property, perched above the Pacific Ocean and San Elijo Lagoon in the heart of Cardiff!! Nestled in a picturesque setting with immaculate ocean, sunset, and lagoon views, this beautifully renovated residence is designed for exceptionally upscale aesthetics and comfort. Immerse into Cardiff's spectacular sunsets with an abundance of crisp ocean air from three terraced balconies. This home features an open

Gold Coast Real Estate

1541 San Elijo Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,721 SqFt
Enjoy front-row big ocean views in the beautiful & vibrant coastal town of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Walk to surf, beach, restaurants, and cafes. Cast concrete, cedar and metal-clad exterior with option to choose your finishes inside. New construction and design by award winning architect, Brett Farrow. To be completed January of 2022. Without a doubt, the best of San Diego, North County, coastal living!

Savvy Lane Inc

2255 Oxford Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

5 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,830 SqFt
This two-unit Cardiff-by-the-Sea stunner is perched on a premium double lot (5000 sqft) in the famed walking district. With sit down whitewater views from Cardiff Reef to Seaside, this property has everythingand more. The main house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms (plus a cozy den that can be used as an optional fourth bedroom or an office), with vaulted ceilings and an open and airy west facing floorplan that maximizes views. Straight off

HomeSmart Realty West

271 Avenue De Monaco, Cardiff by the Sea

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,991 SqFt
Tucked away on a gated and private cul-de-sac in Cardiffs sought after Composer District. This delightful home has peek ocean views from the master, an inviting pool, spa and envious indoor/outdoor living space perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. 4 bed, 3.5 bath, gourmet kitchen, formal dining, oversized great room and family rooms with high ceilings on each level of this light-filled open floor plan. Enjoy colorful sunsets and cool



8,005 SqFt
Rare opportunity to own a spectacular ocean view lot in the quintessential surf town of Cardiff by the Sea in Encinitas, California. This elevated coastal residential lot provides sit-down ocean views of the Pacific Ocean and is located just steps from San Elijo State Beach and Pipes surf break. A short bike ride along the Coastal Rail Trail takes you to Swamis, Cardiff Reef, shopping, dining and nightlife at Cardiff and Downtown Encinitas.

Bressi Ranch Realty

312 Norfolk Drive, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,644 SqFt
Seller will entertain offers between $2,575,000 and $2,875,000. Panoramic ocean view home situated on a unique corner lot with unlimited potential. Enjoy daily white water and sunset views. Walk to local beaches, restaurants, and Cardiff Seaside Market. Whether you are looking for a classic Cardiff cottage to live in, a vacation home with short-term rental opportunity, the perfect lot to build your dream home, or a pure investment this property

Swell Property

2341 Montgomery Avenue, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,000 SqFt
Stunning whitewater ocean views from this prime setting in the sweet spot of Cardiff by the Sea! Enjoy cool ocean breezes, gorgeous sunset views and evening lights from this amazing contemporary beach home! Enjoy your morning coffee from your 400 sq. ft. rooftop deck and let the sound of the surf lull you to sleep at night! Indoors there is an open floor plan with towering ceilings & large windows with an abundance of natural light. The 2

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

2355 Newcastle Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,192 SqFt
Quintessential Cardiff Bungalow with attached ADU/Studio in the heart of Cardiff's Walking District. This charmer offers walkability to the Beach, Glen Park, Seaside and all that Cardiff is beloved for. Main home features second story ocean view bedroom with 2 additional main level bedrooms plus bonus spaces, large outdoor entertainment area and deck. Darling attached studio is a permitted ADU with full kitchen, laundry and adorable outdoor

Willis Allen Real Estate

1023 Sea Village Drive, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 2,370 SqFt
Extraordinary Ocean, lagoon, sunset, canyon & La Jolla night light views from this turnkey home & nearly 1/3 acre lot, sited on one of the highest points in Cardiff, fronting & direct access to the 77 acre dedicated open-space, sheparded by The home is an impecably remodeled single-level residence w/ separate second floor, private entrace office w/ its own bathroom. Enter this tastefully designed home into a

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

2418 Manchester Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

3 Beds, 3 Baths, 1,761 SqFt
Enjoy the endless ocean views from this newly renovated twinhome in Cardiff By The Sea. The front privacy fence opens to an expanded courtyard. European white oak hardwood floors draw you into the fully renovated great room. Enjoy sunset ocean views while preparing dinner utilizing the high-end stainless steel appliances, or sip a glass of wine while cozying up next to the ocean-inspired fireplace. The master suite is located on the top level

Coastal Luxe Properties, Inc

2473 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,178 SqFt
Rare opportunity located in Cardiff's coveted walking district with multi-level whitewater views! This twin home boasts all the best that coastal living has to offer. Upon entry you are greeted by soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. An open-concept main living level with an updated kitchen is ideal for entertaining while the master suite presents the ultimate retreat showcasing expansive lagoon to ocean views. The lower level is

Shoreline Properties

939 Grange Hall Rd, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

5 Beds, 4 Baths, 2,948 SqFt
Gorgeous custom Cardiff home with sparkling salt water pool and spa! This immaculate home has 5 bedrooms incl. master suite w/ jetted tub, walk in closet and private deck w/ peek ocean views. A 2nd master-like bedroom boasts a deck and westerly sunset views. Spacious kitchen w/ eat up island that opens to the family room. Adjacent dining room that opens to pool area and covered patio space perfect for outside dining. Bonus room perfect for

Trinity Homes & Investments

1428 Mackinnon Avenue, Cardiff by the Sea

4 Beds, 4 Baths, 3,039 SqFt


509 Chesterfiled

64k SqFt
Rare opportunity to own 1.47 expansive acres in Cardiff by the Sea just at the top of the Walking District. This land offers quick, convenient access to all Cardiff has to offer, restaurants, Seaside Market, walking/bike trails, breweries, surfing & that beautiful Pacific Ocean! Located west of I-5 providing easy access for commuters to all San Diego, Riverside & Orange County. Water, sewer & electric located nearby.

Allison James Estates & Homes

2179 Glasgow Ave, CARDIFF BY THE SEA

3 Beds, 4 Baths, 1,865 SqFt
This coastal 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath move in ready twinhome is located west of the 5 freeway and just a few blocks from the beach, restaurants and Seaside Market. You will enjoy the artsy urban feel of the kitchen that leads out to the west facing deck and opens to the living room. The bedrooms are all private with ensuite bathrooms, the master bedroom has an oversized bathroom and walk - in closet. Fenced private space for a pet or to take in

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 September 19th, 2021 at 8:45pm CDT.