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Cardiff State Beach

Encinitas, CA
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Full Day Tour of San Diego Coast
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“parking lot” (7 reviews)
“the north end” (3 reviews)
“tide pools” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Encinitas, CA
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"parking lot"
in 7 reviews
"the north end"
in 3 reviews
"tide pools"
in 5 reviews
"camping ground"
in 2 reviews
"wind surfers"
in 2 reviews
"easy parking"
in 4 reviews
"low tide"
in 4 reviews
"walk straight"
in 2 reviews
"seaside market"
in 3 reviews
"san elijo state"
in 2 reviews
"free parking"
in 4 reviews
"limited parking"
in 2 reviews
"san diego area"
in 2 reviews
"leash"
in 5 reviews
"sand"
in 16 reviews
"spot"
in 9 reviews
"olas"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Out of all of the fantastic beaches in SD, this one ranks as one of the high average ones. How can you go wrong with any beach.

Thank ExploringViking96
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

The sand is coarse dark gray with black streaks of mica black sparkles running through and up and down the sand. There are very heavy gravel/sea stone deposits everywhere. In our travels (and living) in California, this beach did not measure up to others. It...More

1  Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We had an enjoyable morning at Cardiff State Beach! There is a small river that meets the ocean and become a lagoon (kind of), really nice for the kids! There is a paid parking lot, but you can park on the road before the bridge...More

Thank Poly_Rafa
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Just enjoy the sound of the ocean waves, the water on your feet and friendly people walking the beach just, like, you. Surrounded by great eating places and a cool wind.

Thank david k
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This beach is great for families and surfers. Frequented by wind surfers in the winter; paddle boarders and surfers in the summer. Great family beach. Adjacent to San Elijo State Park campground.

Thank sandyaqh
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We rented some body boards at a place up the road and had a great time with the kids. The slope into the water was gentle for the young ones, and the waves were just right. We had a blast here. Parking was $10 if...More

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a very picturesque and lovely beach area. However, it does cost quite a lot to park there, unless you have a California State Parks pass. That money does help pay for the bathrooms and the shower, which are nice to have. You walk...More

Thank invertpaleo
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Not only did I get a great parking spot, I brought my dogs and met a bunch of other doggies and their parents. It's nice to have bathrooms, but they could use a remodel.

Thank airbrush
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Not the biggest beach but it's sufficient and very attractive. Good viewing of surfers, Andy a great beach to walk, wade in, or swim in you like some surf. Great shore birds, great ocean sounds and smells, great sunsets. Limited parking in the summer, but...More

Thank Patty8888
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Family reunion- wonderful to drive thru on 101. Great places to shop and eat. Nice beach across from los Olas which is our favorite restaurant we go to everytime we are in town!!

Thank Cathie W
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