The 'sleepy' beach front enclave of Cardiff by the Sea is nestled in the hills south of the city of Encinitas, north of the San Elijo lagoon nature preserve, adjacent to Solana Beach. Cardiff prides itself in its small town 'walkability' factor - everything is within walking distance! Surfers from around the globe make their way to Cardiff looking for the perfect wave at the famous Cardiff Reef. Cardiff boasts some of the finest beach front dining hot spots in San Diego county. The many ocean view custom homes in quaint Cardiff neigborhoods, like 'The Composer District' with street names like Brahms and Mozart, make Cardiff one of San Diego's most sought after higher end Real Estate markets. For more information on Cardiff by the Sea, please visit the adjoining area links.