|Country United States|
Elevation 79 ft (24 m)
Zip code 92007
Local time Thursday 5:21 PM
|County San Diego|
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Population 11,537 (2007)
|Weather 21°C, Wind NW at 10 km/h, 26% Humidity|
Points of interest San Elijo State Beach, Cardiff State Beach
Restaurants Cardiff Seaside Market, Pacific Coast Grill, Ki's Restaurant, Chart House, Las Olas
Hotels Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, Holiday Inn Express Encinitas, Red Mountain Resort
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, usually referred to as Cardiff, is a beach community located in Encinitas, bordering Solana Beach to the south in San Diego County, California. The Pacific Ocean is to the west of Cardiff, Encinitas on its east and north, and a beach and lagoon on its south. With a population of under 12,000, Cardiff-by-the-Sea operates as part of the city of Encinitas, but unlike the other communities that comprise Encinitas, has its own ZIP code (92007).
- Map of Cardiff Encinitas CA 92007 USA
- Cardiff School District
- Cardiff Reef
- Notable residents
Map of Cardiff, Encinitas, CA 92007, USA
In 1911, this former farming community began to develop Cardiff, when Boston developer J. Frank Cullen broke ground to build new homes. Frank Cullen's wife, a native of Cardiff, Wales, persuaded him to name the community "Cardiff", as well as many streets, such as "Birmingham", "Oxford", "Chesterfield" and "Manchester", despite heavy Spanish influence in the area.
According to the 2010 Census, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is 71% white, 21% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 1% African-American and 4% Other
Cardiff is also home to a few well-known surf spots, such as Swami's and Cardiff Reef.
Cardiff is part of the city of Encinitas, which is governed by a five-member city council, elected at-large to staggered four-year terms at two-year intervals.
In the California State Legislature, Cardiff is in the 36th Senate District, represented by Republican Patricia Bates, and in the 76th Assembly District, represented by Republican Rocky Chávez.
In the United States House of Representatives, Cardiff is in California's 49th congressional district, represented by Republican Darrell Issa.
Cardiff School District
Cardiff has a school district consisting of two schools:
Cardiff Reef ("The Reef") is a popular surf spot in Cardiff that produces waves both professional and novice surfers enjoy year round. Surfing at The Reef has progressed from just a few surfers in the 1950s to become one of the most popular surfing spots in San Diego County. Cardiff Reef and nearby surf spot, Pipes, are famous for their smooth and consistent wave shape.
When the tide is low, a flat rock reef is revealed that extends 50 yards from shore. Exploring these tide pools is a popular activity for visitors of Cardiff.