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.
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.
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.
The best time to visit Cardiff is the period of time between March and May.
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.
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.
Browse rentals from all your favorite providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway and many more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 296 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Cardiff-by-the-Sea ranging from low-cost options to luxury places to stay. For those traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is available at $10 per night. The average price of a rental is around $297 per night.
If you would like to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 198 accommodations in Cardiff-by-the-Sea that have WiFi. 8 places to stay include a morning meal. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 14 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Cardiff-by-the-Sea by car, be sure to choose from 191 accommodations that provide parking. We have 30 vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 38 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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