A charming seaside town, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is located just South of Encinitas, and is a part of the City of Encinitas. Well known for its charming beach town feel, Cardiff-by-the-Sea offers lovely beaches and beach side restaurants. Sunny days, and afternoon ocean breezes afford a year round perfect climate. Living in Cardiff is a “lifestyle”, and those that have lived here, rarely wish to live elsewhere. Whether you start your day with breakfast at Pipes Café, hit the beach for a swim, and then off to Seaside Market for some great gourmet shopping, Cardiff has it all for the casual beach lifestyle.