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Cardiff State Beach

Phone Number

(760) 753-5091

Park Hours

Dawn to sunset

Driving Directions to Cardiff SB

The beach is located one mile south of Cardiff on Old Highway 101.

Online reservations are not available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.


Located on the San Diego Coast, which has been called the Riviera of the West, Cardiff State Beach has a gently sloping sandy beach with warm water. The site offers swimming, surfing and beachcombing.

Dogs on Beach

Dogs are permitted on Cardiff State Beach. All dogs must be on leash at all times. 

Beach Wheelchairs

Beach Wheelchairs are now available for patron use.  Check out the wheelchair with a photo identification at the San Elijo State Beach Campground entrance.  There is no fee charged for the use of the wheelchair.  It is available on a first come, first served basis.

Mobi Mat

During the summer season, a Mobi Mat is placed at Lifeguard Tower 15 to provide a firm access surface to the mean high tide line.  This mat will permit an easier pathway to access the beach.

Lost and Found

Lost and found is located at San Elijo State Beach Campground.

Special Events

If you are interested in having a special event at Cardiff SB, please click here

Surfline Surf Report


Additional Visitor Services

  • LAZ Parking California, LLC of San Diego (Parking Lot Management)
  • The Pura Vida Project LLC dba Del Mar Surf Rentals (Beach Equipment Rental & Sale of Beach Items)

Location - Directions

The beach is located one mile south of Cardiff on Old Highway 101.
Latitude/Longitude: 33.0100 / -117.2783

    

 

 


Available Activities and Facilities at Cardiff State Beach

TRAIL USE
Bike Trails
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Fishing
Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
Beach Area
Swimming
Windsurfing/Surfing
Geocaching
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms / Showers
Restrooms
Outdoor Showers
Drinking Water Available
Wheelchair Accessible