Cardiff by the Sea became part of the City of Encinitas in 1986. Cardiff has transformed like the rest of the area with many homes bought and remodeled and updated, some with just one wall standing for a total and complete make over.
The old Vons and Value Fair are long gone but the Cardiff Village has many new shops for today's shopping experience included in Seaside Market. True, they have a piece of beef (tri tip) that is so addicting its commonly called "Cardiff Crack". It has gained a foothold on the internet and is being shipped all over the world. Or grab an Acai Bowl, they are really good and perfect for a healthy breakfast. Starbucks is here, Pipes Café is a simple but good place for breakfast too. VG donuts is a locals favorite and has been for over 40 years.
Some of the homes along the coast will have some nice views of the local waves like Cardiff Reef, our spot for Surf PE back in the 1970's. Old time surfer and shop owner Don Hanson and the new schooler Rob Machado both own property on San Elijo with prime views of the surf at the reef and down to Seaside.
Many of the Homes stair step up the hillside to the ridge were it dropped down the other side to Interstate 5. East of 5 you'll find many different homes from basic single family homes, condos, duplexes and some with large lots up on Crest Dr.
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