San Diego Sights

Cardiff State Beach

  • Hwy. 101 (Rte. S21) Map It
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 10/23/2014

Fodor's Review

A reef break draws surfers to this beach, popularly known as George's, and there are great cafés and restaurants nearby, such as Las Olas and Ki's. Stones run along the highway but then give way to a nice swath of sand. A walk south provides access to some of Solana Beach's secluded coves. Pay attention to the incoming tide, or you may have to wade or swim back to the parking lot. The beach begins at the parking lot immediately north of the cliffs at Solana Beach. Amenities: lifeguards, parking (fee), showers, toilets. Best for: surfing, swimming.

Sight Information


Hwy. 101 (Rte. S21), 1 mile south of Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, 92007, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10 per vehicle; $15 peak weekends/holidays

Updated 10/23/2014


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