CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA

The Cardiff by the Sea community is a charming, active and beautiful beach community located in North County San Diego within the city of Encinitas. While the Cardiff footprint may be smaller than most, this beach town offers the best of what the Southern California coastline is known for: world-renown surf spots, outdoor activities for any type of adventurer, unique shops, restaurants and bars, and beautiful homes.

Situated below the San Elijo campground and Cardiff State Beach, along Pacific Coast Highway, Swami’s and Cardiff Reef are known the world over for quality waves and temperate weather. The nearby San Elijo lagoon provides hiking trails and beautiful views of the coastline. Seaside Market is the iconic grocery store that attracts San Diegans from all over the county to enjoy its barbecue and sunshine vibes.

But Cardiff isn’t a sleepy, one-dimensional beach town either. The scene from above will recall the hilly, urban ocean views of San Francisco, while the neighborhood to the eastern crest will remind long-time San Diego residents of the undeveloped valleys and open trails once common throughout North County.

The amazing thing about Cardiff is that it captures everything you could want from a town in San Diego: easy access to beaches and outdoor activities, a unique perspective to life on the coast, some of the best public schools in San Diego, and a wide variety of luxury homes capable of inspiring adventures and retreats alike.

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BEACHES/PARKS

Cardiff State Beach



GOLF

Encinitas Ranch, 760.944.1936 https://www.jcgolf.com/course/encinitas-ranch/


HOTELS

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, 760.944.6474, http://www.cardifflodge.com/Cardiff_Lodge/index.php


RESTAURANTS

Chart House:
2588 S Coast Hwy 101, 760.436.4044 www.charthouse.com

Las Olas:
2655 South Coast Highway 101, 760.942.1860 www.lasolasmex.com/locations/cardiff.html

Pacific Coast Grill:
2526 S Coast Hwy 101, 760.479.0721 www.pacificcoastgrill.com

Pipes Cafe:
121 Liverpool Dr, 760.632.0056 pipescafe.com

Rimel’s Rotisserie:2005 San Elijo Ave, 760.633.2202 rimelsrestaurants.com/cardiff-by-the-sea

Trattoria positano:
2171 San Elijo Ave, 760.632.0111, http://trattoria-positano.com/

Wine Steals Seaside Grotto:
1953 San Elijo Ave, 760.230.2657 www.winestealssd.com

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School Name Type Grades Parent Rating Distance

Cardiff Elementary School
1888 Montgomery Avenue,
Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
(760) 632-5892

Public

K to 3

0.75 mi

Seaside Wisdom for Life School
1613 Lake Drive,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-5786

Private

K to 5

0.93 mi

Village Gate Children's Academy
1613 Lake Drive,
Encinitas, CA 92007
(760) 815-4818

Private

K to 8

0.93 mi

Ada W. Harris Elementary School
1508 Windsor Road,
Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
(760) 632-5894

Public

3 to 6

0.99 mi

Encinitas Country Day School
3616 Manchester Avenue,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-1111

Private

PK to 8

1.25 mi

Grauer, The
1500 South El Camino Real,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-6777

Private

7 to 12

1.26 mi

San Dieguito High Academy
800 Santa Fe Drive,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-1121

Public

9 to 12

1.34 mi

Skyline Elementary School
606 Lomas Santa Fe Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 794-3600

Public

K to 6

1.58 mi

Ocean Knoll Elementary School
910 Melba Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4351

Public

K to 6

1.59 mi

Solana Vista Elementary School
780 Santa Victoria Avenue,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 794-3700

Public

K to 3

1.59 mi

Earl Warren Middle School
155 Stevens Street,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-1558

Public

7 to 8

1.65 mi

Oak Crest Middle School
675 Balour Drive,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-6241

Public

7 to 8

1.77 mi

Sunset High (Continuation) School
684 Requeza Street,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-3860

Public

9 to 12

1.85 mi

North Coast Alternative High School
684 Requeza,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-3860

Public

7 to 12

1.85 mi

Santa Fe Christian Schools
838 Academy Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-8900

Private

PK to 12

1.95 mi

St John Catholic School
1003 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-8227

Private

PK to 8

1.99 mi

St. John the Evangelist School
1003 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-8227

Private

K to 8

1.99 mi

Encinitas Learning Center & Academy
543 Encinitas Blvd Ste 100,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-6886

Private

2 to 8

2.05 mi

Pacific Academy K-6
722 Genevieve,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 847-3366

Private

K to 8

2.05 mi

Keystone Academy
722 Genevieve Street,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 847-3366

Private

K to 8

2.06 mi

New World Leadership Children's Academy
4134 Manchester Ave,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-6655

Private

PK to 1

2.06 mi

New World Leadership Children's Academy
4134 Manchester Avenue,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-6655

Private

K to 1

2.06 mi

Edison Academy
910 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-1889

Private

3 to 8

2.1 mi

Rancho Encinitas Academy
910 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-2011

Private

K to 8

2.1 mi

Santa Fe Montessori School
1010 Solana Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-3232

Private

PK to 6

2.14 mi

Pacific Academy
679 Encinitas Boulevard #205,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-1188

Private

K to 12

2.16 mi

St. James Academy
623 South Nardo Avenue,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-1777

Private

PK to 8

2.34 mi

The Rhoades School
141 South Rancho Santa Fe Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-1102

Private

K to 8

2.47 mi

Fusion Academy Solana Beach
512 Via De La Valle,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 792-2300

Private

6 to 12

2.63 mi

Park Dale Lane Elementary School
2050 Park Dale Lane,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4344

Public

K to 6

2.7 mi

Oasis Community
216 La Mesa Ave,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-6797

Private

K to 1

2.91 mi

Flora Vista Elementary School
1690 Wandering Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4329

Public

K to 6

2.92 mi

Village Gate Children's Academy
678 Poinsettia Park South,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 815-4818

Private

K to 6

3.09 mi

Paul Ecke-Central Elementary School
185 Union Street,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4323

Public

K to 6

3.17 mi

Diegueno Middle School
2150 Village Park Way,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-1892

Public

7 to 8

3.31 mi

The Nativity School
6309 El Apajo Road,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-6763

Private

PK to 8

3.61 mi

Horizon Prep
6233 El Apajo Road,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-5599

Private

PK to 10

3.61 mi

R. Roger Rowe Elementary School
5927 La Granada,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-1141

Public

PK to 5

3.89 mi

R. Roger Rowe Middle School
5927 La Granada,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-1141

Public

6 to 8

3.89 mi

Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School
8000 Calle Acervo,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 943-2000

Public

K to 6

4.1 mi

Capri Elementary School
941 Capri Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4360

Public

K to 6

4.2 mi

Intelligent Choice Educational Center
1377 North Vulcan Avenue,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-6440

Private

6 to 12

4.21 mi

El Camino Creek Elementary School
7885 Paseo Aliso,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 943-2051

Public

K to 6

4.26 mi

La Costa Valley Pre- School
2276 Calle Barcelona,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 436-2797

Private

K to

4.3 mi

Mission Estancia Elementary School
3330 Calle Barcelona,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 943-2004

Public

K to 6

4.44 mi

Winston School
215 9th Street,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 259-8155

Private

4 to 12

4.5 mi

Del Mar Hills Elementary School
14085 Mango Drive,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-9763

Public

K to 6

4.66 mi

La Costa Canyon High School
1 Maverick Way,
Encinitas, CA 92009
(760) 436-6136

Public

9 to 12

4.71 mi

La Costa Heights Elementary School
3035 Levante Street,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 944-4375

Public

K to 6

4.74 mi

Solana Highlands Elementary School
3520 Long Run Drive,
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 794-4300

Public

K to 3

4.77 mi

Del Mar Montessori School
2293 Del Mar Heights Road,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 481-1963

Private

1 to 7

4.86 mi

Del Mar Pines School
3975 Torrington Street,
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-5615

Private

K to 6

4.88 mi

Solana Santa Fe Elementary School
6570 El Apajo,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 794-4700

Public

K to 6

4.92 mi

Torrey Pines High School
3710 Del Mar Heights Road,
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 755-0125

Public

9 to 12

4.96 mi

School Name Type Grades Parent Rating Distance

Cardiff Elementary School
1888 Montgomery Avenue,
Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
(760) 632-5892

Public

K to 3

0.75 mi

Seaside Wisdom for Life School
1613 Lake Drive,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-5786

Private

K to 5

0.93 mi

Village Gate Children's Academy
1613 Lake Drive,
Encinitas, CA 92007
(760) 815-4818

Private

K to 8

0.93 mi

Ada W. Harris Elementary School
1508 Windsor Road,
Cardiff-By-The-Sea, CA 92007
(760) 632-5894

Public

3 to 6

0.99 mi

Encinitas Country Day School
3616 Manchester Avenue,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-1111

Private

PK to 8

1.25 mi

Skyline Elementary School
606 Lomas Santa Fe Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 794-3600

Public

K to 6

1.58 mi

Ocean Knoll Elementary School
910 Melba Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4351

Public

K to 6

1.59 mi

Solana Vista Elementary School
780 Santa Victoria Avenue,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 794-3700

Public

K to 3

1.59 mi

Santa Fe Christian Schools
838 Academy Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-8900

Private

PK to 12

1.95 mi

St John Catholic School
1003 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-8227

Private

PK to 8

1.99 mi

St. John the Evangelist School
1003 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-8227

Private

K to 8

1.99 mi

Encinitas Learning Center & Academy
543 Encinitas Blvd Ste 100,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-6886

Private

2 to 8

2.05 mi

Pacific Academy K-6
722 Genevieve,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 847-3366

Private

K to 8

2.05 mi

Keystone Academy
722 Genevieve Street,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 847-3366

Private

K to 8

2.06 mi

New World Leadership Children's Academy
4134 Manchester Ave,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-6655

Private

PK to 1

2.06 mi

New World Leadership Children's Academy
4134 Manchester Avenue,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 230-6655

Private

K to 1

2.06 mi

Edison Academy
910 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-1889

Private

3 to 8

2.1 mi

Rancho Encinitas Academy
910 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-2011

Private

K to 8

2.1 mi

Santa Fe Montessori School
1010 Solana Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-3232

Private

PK to 6

2.14 mi

Pacific Academy
679 Encinitas Boulevard #205,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-1188

Private

K to 12

2.16 mi

St. James Academy
623 South Nardo Avenue,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-1777

Private

PK to 8

2.34 mi

The Rhoades School
141 South Rancho Santa Fe Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-1102

Private

K to 8

2.47 mi

Park Dale Lane Elementary School
2050 Park Dale Lane,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4344

Public

K to 6

2.7 mi

Oasis Community
216 La Mesa Ave,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-6797

Private

K to 1

2.91 mi

Flora Vista Elementary School
1690 Wandering Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4329

Public

K to 6

2.92 mi

Village Gate Children's Academy
678 Poinsettia Park South,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 815-4818

Private

K to 6

3.09 mi

Paul Ecke-Central Elementary School
185 Union Street,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4323

Public

K to 6

3.17 mi

The Nativity School
6309 El Apajo Road,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-6763

Private

PK to 8

3.61 mi

Horizon Prep
6233 El Apajo Road,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-5599

Private

PK to 10

3.61 mi

R. Roger Rowe Elementary School
5927 La Granada,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-1141

Public

PK to 5

3.89 mi

Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School
8000 Calle Acervo,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 943-2000

Public

K to 6

4.1 mi

Capri Elementary School
941 Capri Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-4360

Public

K to 6

4.2 mi

El Camino Creek Elementary School
7885 Paseo Aliso,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 943-2051

Public

K to 6

4.26 mi

La Costa Valley Pre- School
2276 Calle Barcelona,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 436-2797

Private

K to

4.3 mi

Mission Estancia Elementary School
3330 Calle Barcelona,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 943-2004

Public

K to 6

4.44 mi

Winston School
215 9th Street,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 259-8155

Private

4 to 12

4.5 mi

Del Mar Hills Elementary School
14085 Mango Drive,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-9763

Public

K to 6

4.66 mi

La Costa Heights Elementary School
3035 Levante Street,
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 944-4375

Public

K to 6

4.74 mi

Solana Highlands Elementary School
3520 Long Run Drive,
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 794-4300

Public

K to 3

4.77 mi

Del Mar Montessori School
2293 Del Mar Heights Road,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 481-1963

Private

1 to 7

4.86 mi

Del Mar Pines School
3975 Torrington Street,
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-5615

Private

K to 6

4.88 mi

Solana Santa Fe Elementary School
6570 El Apajo,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 794-4700

Public

K to 6

4.92 mi

School Name Type Grades Parent Rating Distance

Village Gate Children's Academy
1613 Lake Drive,
Encinitas, CA 92007
(760) 815-4818

Private

K to 8

0.93 mi

Encinitas Country Day School
3616 Manchester Avenue,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-1111

Private

PK to 8

1.25 mi

Santa Fe Christian Schools
838 Academy Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-8900

Private

PK to 12

1.95 mi

St John Catholic School
1003 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-8227

Private

PK to 8

1.99 mi

St. John the Evangelist School
1003 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-8227

Private

K to 8

1.99 mi

Encinitas Learning Center & Academy
543 Encinitas Blvd Ste 100,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-6886

Private

2 to 8

2.05 mi

Pacific Academy K-6
722 Genevieve,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 847-3366

Private

K to 8

2.05 mi

Keystone Academy
722 Genevieve Street,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 847-3366

Private

K to 8

2.06 mi

Edison Academy
910 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-1889

Private

3 to 8

2.1 mi

Rancho Encinitas Academy
910 Encinitas Boulevard,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-2011

Private

K to 8

2.1 mi

Pacific Academy
679 Encinitas Boulevard #205,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-1188

Private

K to 12

2.16 mi

St. James Academy
623 South Nardo Avenue,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-1777

Private

PK to 8

2.34 mi

The Rhoades School
141 South Rancho Santa Fe Road,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-1102

Private

K to 8

2.47 mi

Fusion Academy Solana Beach
512 Via De La Valle,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 792-2300

Private

6 to 12

2.63 mi

The Nativity School
6309 El Apajo Road,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-6763

Private

PK to 8

3.61 mi

Horizon Prep
6233 El Apajo Road,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-5599

Private

PK to 10

3.61 mi

R. Roger Rowe Middle School
5927 La Granada,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-1141

Public

6 to 8

3.89 mi

Intelligent Choice Educational Center
1377 North Vulcan Avenue,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-6440

Private

6 to 12

4.21 mi

Winston School
215 9th Street,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 259-8155

Private

4 to 12

4.5 mi

School Name Type Grades Parent Rating Distance

Grauer, The
1500 South El Camino Real,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 944-6777

Private

7 to 12

1.26 mi

San Dieguito High Academy
800 Santa Fe Drive,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-1121

Public

9 to 12

1.34 mi

Sunset High (Continuation) School
684 Requeza Street,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-3860

Public

9 to 12

1.85 mi

North Coast Alternative High School
684 Requeza,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 753-3860

Public

7 to 12

1.85 mi

Santa Fe Christian Schools
838 Academy Drive,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 755-8900

Private

PK to 12

1.95 mi

Pacific Academy
679 Encinitas Boulevard #205,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 634-1188

Private

K to 12

2.16 mi

Fusion Academy Solana Beach
512 Via De La Valle,
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 792-2300

Private

6 to 12

2.63 mi

Horizon Prep
6233 El Apajo Road,
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
(858) 756-5599

Private

PK to 10

3.61 mi

Intelligent Choice Educational Center
1377 North Vulcan Avenue,
Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-6440

Private

6 to 12

4.21 mi

Winston School
215 9th Street,
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 259-8155

Private

4 to 12

4.5 mi

La Costa Canyon High School
1 Maverick Way,
Encinitas, CA 92009
(760) 436-6136

Public

9 to 12

4.71 mi

Torrey Pines High School
3710 Del Mar Heights Road,
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 755-0125

Public

9 to 12

4.96 mi