Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Cardiff-by-the-Sea

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Well known for its surfing, bird watching and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Legoland California and La Jolla Cove are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Cardiff-by-the-Sea has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland California (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • San Diego Polo Fields (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Sealife Aquarium (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Jolla Cove (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Mission Beach (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Encinitas Community Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Swamis Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Moonlight State Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 16.3 mi (26.2 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,015 holiday rentals around Cardiff-by-the-Sea. From 427 Houses to 381 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cardiff-by-the-Sea is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cardiff-by-the-Sea:

  • Mission Beach: 1,375 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 772 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,063 holiday homes
  • Sunset Cliffs: 1,140 holiday homes
  • Bankers Hill: 289 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Encinitas Community Park: 5,096 holiday rentals
  • Eli Howard Surf School: 5,302 holiday rentals
  • San Diego Zoo: 4,594 holiday rentals
  • Mount Ecclesia: 2,604 holiday rentals
  • San Diego-Old Town Transit Center: 5,595 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cardiff-by-the-Sea listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 427 Houses in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Our other popular types of Cardiff-by-the-Sea holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 381 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 27 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 27 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 415 holiday homes with pool available in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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