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Cardiff-by-the-Sea Travel Guide

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, also known as simply Cardiff, is a quiet beach community in San Diego County, CA. This small city packs a big punch with its scenic, sandy beaches, its lone lagoon, and its peaceful beach cottages that are perfect for a seaside stay or romantic getaway.

Things to Do in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Travelers with a yearning for the sights and sounds of the beach will find themselves in heaven when they visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea, as it’s home to both the beautiful Cardiff State Beach and the lovely San Elijo State Beach where they can go paddle boarding, have a sunset picnic dinner, or take a walk along the lapping waves. At the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, guests can appreciate nature by way of a nature walk on any of the preserve’s trails or by bird watching. In Carlsbad, only a few miles away, art enthusiasts can spend the day learning about music history and making their own tunes at the Museum of Making Music. They can also use their time in Carlsbad to get creative by taking a pottery class at the Handled Pottery Studio or tom practice their hole-in-ones at the Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course.

Best Places to Stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Those looking to rent a beach cottage in Cardiff won’t have any trouble finding one that catches their eye, as the city is home to dozens of quaint cottages with modern decor and stunning ocean views. In addition, all of the rentals are equipped with modern comforts such as wireless internet and TV.

Best Time to Visit Cardiff-by-the-Sea

The best time to visit Cardiff is the period of time between March and May.

Best Events in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

The events that the Cardiff-by-the-Sea and surrounding area host each year are truly something to be desired. One of the most popular is the Taste of Cardiff event which features a variety of the city’s most beloved food and wine vendors, live entertainment, and wholesome fun. Visitors can also enjoy the Cardiff Greek Festival, Cardiff Dog Days of Summer, the San Digeutio Fall Festival, and the OB Oktoberfest.

Things to Do for Families in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Carlsbad is also a great place to go for a day of family fun, as it’s home to iconic Journey Lasertag where families can spend the day hiding, sneaking, and creeping to defeat their family members and earn their way to sweet success. Families could also take a motorized bicycle tour or visit the Sea Life Aquarium where they can have a hands-on experience with a pool of friendly marine creatures, and learn all about the marine creatures at the facility through interactive exhibits and educational displays.

Price and Availability in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is in July, while the cheapest month is in February. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is in the high season in July. Cardiff-by-the-Sea has its low season in December, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Cardiff-by-the-Sea tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Cardiff-by-the-Sea tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Mondays.

The Weather in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The hottest month in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is December, when temperatures peak at 87 ˚F. The coolest month is February, when temperatures drop to 42 ˚F. The wettest month in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is January with 1.65 inches of rain, while the driest month is November with 0.78 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

At we have vacation rentals from all of the best providers - Airbnb, Agoda, RedAwning and others. Cardiff-by-the-Sea has 290 hotels, vacation rentals and other special places to stay, with prices to suit careful travellers, extravagant travelers and everything in between. A trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea can be budget-friendly - the lowest price accommodation is available at $40 a night. An average rental in Cardiff-by-the-Sea costs on average $272 a night.

Those needing to get some work done during their trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea can pick from 198 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 10 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 15 accommodations that have gyms. If you are driving to Cardiff-by-the-Sea, you'll want to pick from 192 places to stay that provide parking. 32 places to stay come with a pool or jacuzzi

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 35 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

198 of our accommodations in Cardiff-by-the-Sea have been reviewed by previous guests. They rated 72% as excellent or good. 108 accommodations allow instant booking.

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