The coastline is renowned for wide open sandy beaches, gorgeous cliffs and great surfing. There’s even camping, in a spectacular oceanfront setting—a favorite spot for many San Diego locals and visitors (who book well in advance!).
Cardiff starts at the river mouth, flanked by San Elijo State Beach and Cardiff State Beach, and extends north to Swami’s Point in Encinitas. At extreme low tide, the reef reveals itself with tide pools, where plants and sea creatures reveal themselves for an up-close look. Cardiff is also home to the Cardiff Kook—a surfer statue that’s often criticized, and sometimes revered, as a parody of California’s iconic sport.
Reserve one deluxe item (crib, toddler bed, Britax Pavilion car seat or City Mini GT/BOB Revolution Stroller) with Toddler's Travels and add any non-premium item of equal or lesser value from the...
Save $5 on a two-and-a-half-hour Flagship dinner cruise featuring fine dining, good music, and spectacular nighttime views of the San Diego skyline. Count on Flagship to give you an unforgettable...
Take out a stand up paddle board, kayak, sailboat, catamaran or any other non-motorized rental and enjoy the waters of beautiful Misison Bay!
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