Founded in 1911 by J. Frank Cullen, a painter from Boston, turned developer. The land was cultivated by Hector MacKinnon who settled here in 1875 and was the only farmer between Oceanside and San Diego, along the coast.
Cullen christened the large tract of land after Cardiff, Wales, and named the streets after places in the British Isles. He envisioned a seaside community playground. He built a hotel overlooking the bluff, a long ocean pier and bathhouse in 1912.
Cardiff still remains one of the most charming, yet unpretentious “seaside playgrounds” in San Diego.
is a classic Southern California beach town that boasts a moderate climate, breathtaking views, two miles of Pacific coastline, a 900-acre ecological reserve, world-class surfing and lovely residents who take pride in their community.
Locals and tourists alike enjoy this charming, beautiful, friendly beach town with quaint shops, delicious cuisine, an arts community, yoga studios, ocean sports, parks, a walkable downtown area complete with a linear organic community park and plenty of biking opportunities. Cardiff-by-the-Sea thrives year-round and it’s not unusual to find people sunbathing on the beach in January.
Known for its charm, Cardiff-by-the-Sea retains its small village hospitality and welcomes visitors. Located 25 miles north of San Diego, Cardiff-by-the-Sea has warm sunny days and cool evenings which prevail throughout the year. Afternoon ocean breezes keep the temperature pleasant along the 2.6 miles of pristine ocean beaches.
Cardiff 101 Main Street is a non-profit community organization governed by local volunteers with the purpose of maintaining the unique qualities and beauty of the area, stimulating a thriving local economy and engaging the community in fun along the 101 corridor in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.
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