Cardiff by the Sea is a beach community of Encinitas just south on historic Highway 101. As you discover Cardiff, you will be driving alongside the Pacific where you can see surfers at Swami’s Beach, and camping areas along the way. Originally a farming community, Cardiff began its development in 1911. Like other beach communities, Cardiff’s housing is very diverse with styles of all types from large ocean view homes to pockets of smaller home developments throughout the rolling landscape. Restaurant Row is a popular feature of Cardiff with several wonderful restaurants sitting right on the beach allowing for wonderful sunsets