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Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of Cardiff-by-the-Sea

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Well known for its surfing, bird watching and restaurants, this welcoming city won't disappoint. Legoland California and La Jolla Cove are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Are you searching for things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Cardiff-by-the-Sea has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Legoland California (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Del Mar Fairgrounds (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • San Diego Polo Fields (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Sealife Aquarium (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • The Crossings at Carlsbad (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Cardiff-by-the-Sea is famous for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cardiff-by-the-Sea is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • La Jolla Cove (11.6 mi / 18.7 km)
  • Mission Beach (17 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Encinitas Community Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Swamis Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Moonlight State Beach (2.5 mi / 4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cardiff-by-the-Sea

Fly into Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), the closest airport, located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field), which is 16.3 mi (26.2 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 881 holiday lettings around Cardiff-by-the-Sea. From 389 houses to 338 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cardiff-by-the-Sea:

  • Mission Beach: 1,308 holiday homes
  • La Jolla: 763 holiday homes
  • Pacific Beach: 1,114 holiday homes
  • North Park: 630 holiday homes
  • Del Mar Heights: 1,509 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Encinitas Community Park: 4,914 holiday lettings
  • House of Pacific Relations International Cottages: 5,461 holiday lettings
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 1,413 holiday lettings
  • Moonlight State Beach: 4,417 holiday lettings
  • Carlsbad Village Station: 2,428 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cardiff-by-the-Sea listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 389 Houses in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Our other popular types of Cardiff-by-the-Sea holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 338 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 25 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 25 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cardiff-by-the-Sea?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 394 holiday homes with pool available in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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