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Cardiff by the Sea is a gorgeous neighborhood in Encinitas that shines as one of the beach communities in San Diego County, California. More than 15,000 people populate Cardiff by the Sea, and the neighborhood is an ideal spot to call home for those who love surfing. In Cardiff, folks have access to two of the country’s best surfing locations, Cardiff Reef and Swamis. Along with Glen Park, San Elijo State Beach, and Cardiff Beach, there are plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces where families can soak up the scenery. Conveniences like shopping, grocery stores, and restaurants are in proximity to Cardiff, and museums and galleries are just moments outside the community. 

Cardiff real estate in Encinitas features houses, condos, and townhomes with a variety of styles and sizes from which to choose. Homeowners with school-aged children can enroll their kids in the two local schools; Cardiff Elementary and Ada Harris Elementary. Cardiff waterfront homes for sale showcase floor plans ranging from 1,000-3,000 square feet of living space with as many as five bedrooms and attached garages. Cardiff by the Sea is a wonderful locale for people in all stages of life, starting their careers or retiring, who crave a lifestyle in paradise. If you are interested in buying one of the Cardiff by the Sea homes for sale in Encinitas, California, please contact us today. 

Newest Cardiff by the Sea Homes for Sale

$2,649,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 240014305SD MLS Active Status
The best of all worlds! With breathtaking panoramic ocean views from La Jolla to Dana Point + ideal walk to beach & Cardiff Town Center location, this very special custom twin home provides the ideal Southern California lifestyle that you have been looking for: Enjoy spacious great room concept plan with large living/dining area, idyllic cook's kitchen with "wild sea" granite counters & large entertaining/eating bar~ all enjoying panoramic ocean views that include Catalina and San Clemente Islands! Custom built for present owner by one of Encinitas/Cardiff's premier builders, and never before on market, this pristine townhome offers a rare opportunity to achieve all of the benefits that it offers. Master suite on entry level with French doors leading out to private deck overlooking fenced yard; also offering walk-in closet + custom travertine shower. Two secondary bedrooms on downstairs level offer privacy & the ideal separation of space ~ perfect as guest suites and/or spacious office. Perfectly located in prime Cardiff walking district with easy walk to Cardiff beaches and Cardiff Town Center! Providing the epitome of California's sought-after casually elegant indoor-outdoor lifestyle........between the quality of construction and the qualify of location, this home cannot be matched in value anywhere along the coast! Recently painted throughout, plus stylish new top-quality carpeting throughout~ truly ready for move-in today! And NO power lines in your primary views! Must see to appreciate the quality of views and construction. First time on market and immaculately maintained by original owner, this custom built twin home was designed and constructed by one of Cardiff and Encinitas's premier contractors. Custom construction features include double insulated exterior walls + double insulated interior walls & floors, custom banister/ stair railings, baseboards, top of the line granite and travertine throughout, walk in closet in primary bedroom suite, three decks, and more! Ideally located in Cardiff's sought after "walking district" ~ within easy walk or bike ride to Cardiff beaches & Cardiff Town Center! Shop at world renowned Cardiff Seaside Market, and dine at one of the many excellent Cardiff restaurants & cafes, enjoy a walk to Starbucks & more. Plus grab your beach cruiser and head to Swami's and Moonlight Beaches with downtown Encinitas, or ride the coast south to Solana Beach & Del Mar with more glorious beaches and fantastic restaurants.! Short walk to Cardiff's newest walking path "Cardiff Rail Trail". Spacious cook's kitchen with stainless appliances, ample counters + eating bar with "wild sea" granite~ enjoy a morning coffee on the "BBQ & Bistro" deck conveniently located just off the kitchen! Enjoy breathtaking whitewater ocean views from large entertaining deck off of great room/dining room/kitchen~ plus additional ocean views through French doors from primary bedroom deck that leads to private & lushly landscaped rear yard.

2010 Cambridge Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

$3,650,000
5 Beds 3 Baths NDP2405417 MLS Active Status
Custom 5 bed, 3 bath, 3,708 sqft home with a pool in West Cardiff’s highly desirable Composer District. Situated on a private and quiet tree-lined street with gorgeous blue ocean views! Live the ultimate lifestyle in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in San Diego where you’re steps away from the world famous Seaside Market, the Coastal Rail Trail and some of the best beaches and surfing SoCal has to offer. When you’re not out and about, you’ll love unwinding by your private pool and spa or hosting guests in your own corner of paradise. This home has excellent indoor / outdoor living flow and an entertainment friendly backyard. Start your mornings taking in the coastal breeze from your primary suite balcony with views of the ocean and adjacent picturesque Rossini Canyon. Three car tandem garage with a substantial amount of storage - built in cabinetry as well as two additional rooms (approx. 8’x13’ & 8’ x17’) that can be used for a gym, keeping bikes, surfboards, holiday storage, etc. Smart system controlled AC and a dual zone climate controlled heating system. Pool and spa are heated by solar and have an automated cover allowing for an extra safety feature and keeping the pool clean from debris. Nearby walkway offers a shortcut to Encinitas Community Park with 44 acres of space to stay active at the skate park, sporting fields, dog park, playground and more. Located in a top rated school district and just a 10 minute walk to Cardiff Elementary. Natural light, spacious layout, timeless finishes, abundant storage and the ideal quiet location on an oversized lot. Live here and have it all!

421 Warwick Ave, Cardiff By The Sea

$7,249,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 240012579SD MLS Active Status
Discover the epitome of luxury in this ultra-chic, contemporary Cardiff dream home. Boasting breathtaking rolling hill and white water ocean views from virtually every room, this front-row residence offers a daily-changing panorama that transforms nature into a living masterpiece. Watch early morning surfers, osprey fishing for their breakfast, and wildlife foraging in the lagoon, all while enjoying the soothing ocean breezes that flow through the home. With over 4,000 square feet of interior space, this 4-bedroom haven provides ample room and abundant amenities. The design showcases Fleetwood doors, state-of-the-art appliances, and French oak floors, underscoring the no-expense-spared approach to crafting this masterpiece. The home is solar-powered and includes a Tesla electric charger, ensuring operational efficiency. Guests will delight in the custom bar, an 800-bottle wine cellar, and a lagoon patio entertainer’s deck, perfect for hosting gatherings. Conveniently located in the Cardiff walking district, you'll find Seaside Market, Glen Park, the San Elijo Lagoon trail system, and Cardiff State Beach all within a 10-minute stroll. With over 4,000 square feet of interior space, this 4-bedroom haven provides ample room and abundant amenities. The design showcases Fleetwood doors, state-of-the-art appliances, and French oak floors, underscoring the no-expense-spared approach to crafting this masterpiece. The home is solar-powered and includes a Tesla electric charger, ensuring operational efficiency. Guests will delight in the custom bar, an 800-bottle wine cellar, and a lagoon patio entertainer’s deck, perfect for hosting gatherings. Conveniently located in the Cardiff walking district, you'll find Seaside Market, Glen Park, the San Elijo Lagoon trail system, and Cardiff State Beach all within a 10-minute stroll.

2512 San Elijo Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

$3,250,000
NDP2404653 MLS Active Status
Discover this expansive and unique ocean view multi-unit property in Cardiff by the Sea, where only your imagination sets the limits. This coastal property offers endless possibilities, whether you seek an investment opportunity, a coastal development project (set on 5 lots w/2 APNs), or a flexible arrangement for generational living. Nestled on a large parcel in the coveted Walking District, this property features three distinct units just moments away from beaches, shops, and restaurants. The main house is a beautifully updated 1950s mid-century modern 3-bedroom, 2-bath home that retains its timeless beach bungalow charm. Enjoy the huge backyard, perfect for outdoor living, entertaining, and gardening. The fully remodeled studio unit boasts a spacious and functional floor plan, complete with an adorable private yard and garage. Above the garage, the 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit features an open layout, stunning ocean views, and a generous ocean view deck. Additionally, an upper-level rooftop deck provides even more opportunity to relax and take in the breathtaking ocean vistas. With ample parking and a 14,872 sq ft lot, this property offers abundant opportunities for expansion and development. Included in the listing are detailed photos showcasing the layout and floor plans of each unit, as well as video walkthroughs to give you a comprehensive view of this remarkable property. Seize the chance to own a piece of paradise offering the best of coastal living. Whether for investment, development, or creating a friend/family beach compound, this property delivers so much opportunity.

2151 Glasgow Avenue, Cardiff By The Sea

$1,549,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 240011981SD MLS Active Status
Reduced to sell! Incredible opportunity to experience the coastal lifestyle in Cardiff by the Sea! Come discover this amazing property with a private location and largest lot in “Cardiff Park” at 7.459 sq. ft, surrounded with beautiful, lush landscaping, brick patio for alfresco dining and possibility to add an ADU. Enjoy white, water views, forever sunsets from the new, trex deck, off the upper, primary bedroom. Step inside to a welcoming open floor plan with natural light and south-west exposure, featuring 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms. Upstairs, you'll find 2 spacious, primary bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, large, walk-in closets, en-suite bathrooms with new vanities, mirrors, fixtures, and resurfaced tubs. Downstairs you will find the convenience of one bedroom with a full bathroom. The home has been freshly painted inside with new bathroom remodeled cabinets, counters and fixtures, LED lighting, new berber carpet, new base molding, refreshed landscaping, new trex deck and Pest clearance provided. Take advantage of the low HOA fees of $290 a month and indulge in the community amenities, including a pool, spa, and BBQ area. Start living the Cardiff lifestyle at the beach! Cardiff Park HOA covers front yard water, landscape and landscaping maintenance, community hardscape (sidewalks, roads) plus community pool & spa & their surrounding area. Owner is responsible for trash, water, & their home's maintenance including roofs, painting, plumbing, electrical & all utilities. PUD-planned unit development with private use yards and only one common wall between homes:). HOA is managed by Prescott Properties. Conveniently located intimate community with only one loop-around street ~truly one of Cardiff's most charming and sought-after communities. Must see to appreciate the value of all this home offers ~ plus prime location, largest, private, ocean view lot. Come enjoy the beach, tranquil vibes of Cardiff-by the-sea!

2108 Sea Village Circle, Cardiff-by-the-Sea

$5,545,000
4 Beds 5 Baths NDP2404077 MLS Active Status
Experience the epitome of coastal luxury with this exquisite new construction residence nestled in the heart of the pristine shores of Cardiff by the Sea and Swamis. This architectural gem offers a captivating alternative to bluff-side living, providing unparalleled beach access and breathtaking whitewater views without compromise. Step inside this architectural masterpiece, where sophisticated modern design meets the essence of Southern California beach living. The main residence offers over 2582 sq. ft. of meticulously crafted living space, including 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and an elevator, this home seamlessly blends comfort and elegance. Every detail has been thoughtfully considered to maximize the mesmerizing ocean vistas, and endless sunsets, ensuring a seamless visual connection to the sea from within. The interior boasts a contemporary aesthetic, harmonizing light, flowing hues with timeless elegance, creating not just a living space, but a statement of style. One of the highlights of this exceptional property is the rooftop deck, offering an idyllic sanctuary for relaxation while soaking in the spectacular Pacific Ocean sunsets. Additionally, the accessory dwelling unit (ADU) provides its own entrance and includes a full kitchen, laundry hook-ups, full bathroom, and living area, offering over 543 sq ft of separate living space. Embrace the opportunity to own a piece of coastal paradise, where luxury, style, and unmatched location converge. This isn't merely about acquiring a home; it's about inheriting a lifestyle that encapsulates the best of coastal living and a truly walkable experience to everything Cardiff and Encinitas have to offer. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to elevate your lifestyle and make your dream of coastal living a reality.

1739 San Elijo Avenue, Cardiff By The Sea

$1,595,000
NDP2402761 MLS Active Status
Unveiling an unparalleled opportunity to build a modern coastal gem! This property captures the essence of luxury beach living, situated West of the 5 in Cardiff by the Sea. Over two years have been invested into the design and securing permits process, culminating in a "close to" ready-to-build, ocean view luxury beach home. The exquisite 3600 sq ft home design showcases 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms which intelligently utilizes the west facing orientation and maximizes use of the lot. The basement features a two car garage, full bed, bath, lounge space w/wet bar, wine cave, and a mudroom outfitted with a dog washing station. The main level unfurls into an expansive, open-concept living space with floor-to-ceiling 2 story southern facing windows, a dining room, sunroom, and an inviting great room that opens up via sliding doors to the covered patio for ultimate indoor/outdoor living. A modern, floating stairway ascends to the second level, revealing the primary suite and two inviting secondary bedrooms. The primary suite, adorned with an ocean-view covered patio, promises tranquil beginnings and endings to your days with views of the Pacific Ocean. To take full advantage of the coveted bluff top location, the full length rooftop deck offers endless views from eastern sunrises to grand Pacific sunsets. Every facet has been integrated into this impeccable design, inclusive of professional top-tier interior design selections. The attention to detail is paramount, from the handpicked interior choices to the harmonious landscaping. The rear yard generously offers a 480 sq ft covered patio, paired with an outdoor shower and a cozy fire pit. This property transcends being merely a home; it's an artistic canvas. A beacon of sophisticated coastal luxury, it stands ready for your personal touch in one of San Diego's most iconic beach towns.

2061 Mackinnon Avenue, Cardiff By The Sea

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