The city & the surf

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea is located on a coastline renowned for wide open beaches, breathtaking cliffs and radical surfing. Our beautiful boutique lodge is just steps from sandy shores begging for your visit and minutes from other popular San Diego hot spots. 

San Elijo State Beach (0.1 mi)
Cardiff State Beach and Reefs (0.8 mi)
Swami's Beach/Point (1.3 mi)
Pipes (2.0 mi)
D Street (2.1 mi)
Moonlight Beach (2.2 mi)
Solana Beach (2.2 mi)
Del Mar Race Track/Thoroughbred Club (4.6 mi)
Carlsbad Premium Outlets (8.3 mi)
Legoland (10.4 mi)
Downtown San Diego  (24.1 mi)

The food


Welcome to foodie paradise! We've got eateries, diners, trattorias, and cafes galore - anything you can dream of to please the discerning palate. Cardiff Lodge takes you as far from the chain restaurants as possible. 

Pipes Cafe (0.2 mi)
Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana (0.3 mi)
Pacific Coast Grill (0.5 mi)
Chart House (0.6 mi)
UNION Kitchen & Tap (1.5 mi)
Vigilucci's Tratorria Italiana (3.0 mi)
MARKET Restaurant & Bar (5.2 mi)
Casa de Bandini (5.4 mi)
The Argyle Steakhouse (8.5 mi)