Boasting pristine beaches, an oceanfront campground, and a devout local surfing community, 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. This stretch of coastline offers wide open sandy beaches, gorgeous cliffs and great surfing. At extreme low tide, the reef reveals itself with intriguing tide pools, where plants and sea creatures can be observed up close. Check the local surf, weather and beach condtions ont the free live Cardiff Reef surf cam.
If you're in the area, make sure to visit Sea Side Market, VG Donuts and Rancho Coastal Humane Society Thrift Shop. Enjoy the Free Cardiff Reef live streaming Surf Cam feed and don't forget to view the time-lapse video clip!