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This is currently a huge beach -- there is more sand right now on this beach than there has been since 1970. It is great to walk along here at low tide on the wet sand flats. Terrific views, as it is mostly just sea...More
On the recommendation of a local we visited here a few times and were not disappointed
Don’t be put of by the old highway or the train line, you cant here them over the terrific surf.
The beach here dips away gently so is better...More
Cardiff state beach is one of our favorite places in SD! We go here to photograph engagement sessions and adventurous families because the sunset is so lovely and parking is steps from the great photo spots!! (convenient for elders) Make sure to go during low...More
The sand is coarse dark gray with black streaks of mica black sparkles running through and up and down the sand. There are very heavy gravel/sea stone deposits everywhere. In our travels (and living) in California, this beach did not measure up to others. It...More
We had an enjoyable morning at Cardiff State Beach! There is a small river that meets the ocean and become a lagoon (kind of), really nice for the kids! There is a paid parking lot, but you can park on the road before the bridge...More
We rented some body boards at a place up the road and had a great time with the kids. The slope into the water was gentle for the young ones, and the waves were just right. We had a blast here. Parking was $10 if...More