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Cardiff by the Sea
Cardiff by the Sea – a beach community located in Encinitas is jam-packed with panoramic ocean views and sandy beaches that seemingly stretch out forever in both directions. Sandwiched between other beach towns, surfboards are a regular sight in this historic surfing hotspot. Cardiff is home to the Cardiff Kook—a surfer statue that’s often criticized, and sometimes revered, as a parody of California’s iconic sport. Magic Carpet Ride is the official name of the 6-foot high bronze sculpture of a surfer by Matthew Antichevich, and has been nicknamed the Cardiff Kook by locals. Cardiff State Beach and its two reefs create excellent breaks for surfing, while its kelp beds are well-suited for diving. Pitch a tent seaside at San Elijo, the beach in front of the campground is open for day use and is ideal for families. If you like the idea of oceanfront camping, imagine living in this paradise.
Carlsbad is also known as the “Village by the Sea.” As you wander streets lined with antique stores, boutique shops, and sidewalk cafes, you’ll soon discover much more.Laidback beaches and miles of coastline stretch from the sea to Carlsbad Village, a downtown district of trendy restaurants, shops, and bars. You will want to catch the perfect views at sunset while strolling the long boardwalk.Blooming flower gardens and world-class resorts that attract international vacationers make Carlsbad a must-see destination. You will definitely want to check out the Carlsbad and Batiquitos lagoons, where you can learn to kayak or meander along the hiking trails on one of the last remaining tidal wetlands in California. Venture further to discover the unique destinations of LEGOLAND® California and SEA LIFE Aquarium.
Located in the north west corner of San Diego, Carmel Valley is suburban planned community known for it's high-quality education, safety, and family-friendly neighborhoods. Where it’s possible for residents to work, live, and play, all close to home. Carmel Valley boasts top-rated schools and plenty of parks to explore. However, it is not just for the kids, as you will find shopping, restaurants, movie theaters, hotels, and other amenities are all within reach. It is master-planned community that intentionally confined development to the mesas upon which it sits in order to leave the canyon land in its natural state. For residents, this translates into a trail system, neighborhood parks, and plenty of open space and stunning picturesque views to relish during the year-round good weather. With fabulous weather and easy access to the Torrey Pines and Del Mar beach and it's affordability compared to nearby areas, makes Carmel Valley a prime location for your next move.
Nestled along the coastline, Del Mar has been the destination of choice for those with a taste for fast horses, beautiful beaches and award-winning cuisine. It's is notoriously known by locals as "where the surf meets the turf".Annual horse races at the Del Mar Track is woven into the fabric of San Diego history, hosting the finest horse racing every year since 1937. With stunning views from historic coast Highway 101, picture perfect oceanfront parks and plenty of shopping and dining, Del Mar is upscale without being pretentious. Enjoy sandy beaches, swimming, trails, lagoons, wildlife, or hang out bluff-side at Powerhouse Park & Beach. Wind up the wooden staircase to the top of Scripps Bluff preserve for dazzling views of the ocean. Take your dog to the beach or go dolphin-spotting along the coastline.
The beach community of Encinitas, located 25 miles north of San Diego, is unique in that it has managed to retain much of its historic charm. Well over a century old, the downtown district features several buildings original to the area that have been converted into hip new boutiques, cafes and shops of all varieties, while others are must-see stops along an educational tour of the city that examines its humble beginnings in the 1880s.With roots in the farming and flower industries - the latter of which is still quite active - Encinitas has grown into a desirable place to settle, with a population of approximately 62,700 (2019). It was officially incorporated in 1986, uniting five distinct neighborhoods into one identity as the city of Encinitas. Despite this coming together, the individual communities of Historic Encinitas, New Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Leucadia and Olivenhain still exhibit their own characters.Historic Encinitas, a name that means “little oaks” in Spanish, hugs historic Highway 101 and runs along the famed beaches of the area. New Encinitas features new homes and is blossoming into a community that has the best of all worlds, seamlessly blending the joys of coastal living with a suburban feel and easy access to city conveniences. Houses in the aptly named Cardiff-by-the-Sea, sometimes simply called Cardiff, offer panoramic views along the approximately two-and-a-half-miles of gorgeous coastline. The seclusion of the beaches in Leucadia is its claim to fame, with steep bluffs and more amazing vistas to take in. The easternmost portion of Encinitas, Olivenhain, is unsurprisingly also the most rural in feel, with winding horse trails and properties situated on large lots.In 2012, Encinitas found a place on National Geographic’s list of the 20 best surfing towns in the world. True to form, it exudes the laid-back, loose atmosphere one would expect given this distinction. With its pleasant Mediterranean clime, friendly beach vibe and a lively calendar of activities all year round, there’s no doubting its allure, whether or not you choose to hand 10.
Not only is La Jolla fun to say, but it is also one of the best beach destinations in the world with it's dramatic coastline boasting incredible views.Backed against the slopes of Mt. Soledad, La Jolla is bordered by water on three sides, making it about as close to an island as you can get without taking a boat. It's natural beauty, abundance of activities and upscale village lifestyle ensure that it lives up to its nickname as "the jewel" of San Diego.True to its name, this town sparkles with spectacular beaches and warm year-round temperatures. Swimmers, snorkelers, scuba divers, kayakers, parasailers, and surfers flock to this beach haven enjoying the gentle waters and golden sands of La Jolla Shores, the Cove and Windansea.La Jolla offers a wide range of accommodations from luxurious hotels to casual coastal retreats, along with museums and art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, great restaurants and a slew of outdoor activities. Home to the famous Torrey Pines Golf Course and The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the scenic cliff area offers well-groomed hiking trails with spectacular views, and world-class golf. At Torrey Pines Gliderport you can soar out over the beach cliffs on a hang glider or just relax and watch the action above.La Jolla is also home to Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and plenty of cultural attractions including the La Jolla Playhouse and the Museum of Contemporary Art, all situated in close proximity to The Village. Good public schools and parks make this a perfect hometown for families. Near the University of California San Diego (UCSD), it also is home to plenty of young and trendy students. In that way, La Jolla is the best of both worlds.
Perched on the northernmost tip of the San Diego coast, Oceanside is famous for offering some of the most expansive beaches, historical charm, and surfing lore. If you are looking to live your best beach life in a place that celebrates diversity and balances a small-town feel while being the third-largest city in San Diego, Oceanside fits the bill.Stroll out onto the historic wooden pier that stretches 1,942 feet over the crystal blue waters to watch seals frolic and play. O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery, from awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures, California history at the “King of Missions,” and surf culture at the California Surf Museum. Quirky and fun shops dot the area, along with bars and restaurants so that you never have a lack of things to do. Be part of a playful and fun community that thrives on taking recreation to the next level and boasts world-class surfing, skateboarding, bike riding, boating and even skydiving. Come and check out once-in-a-lifetime experiences that you can have daily when you make Oceanside your new home.
With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core, complete with a sophisticated art, dining and nightlife scene, San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city. Explore San Diego’s diverse coastal, urban and inland neighborhoods, each with its own flavor. Don’t miss sampling the areas signature Cali Baja cuisine or tasting one of the hundreds of craft beers and wines bottled in the region. After a day at the beach or other outdoor adventure, head to the party downtown at one of the sizzling nightclubs or rooftop bars. If art and culture is your passion, you’ll find an exciting hub of creativity in San Diego. Often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West,” Balboa Park features 17 museums, numerous galleries and performing arts venues as well as the San Diego Zoo. It’s hard to find a better destination for families. Whether you love engaging with animals or thrill rides, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family from sun up to sun down. Happiness is calling from San Diego, it’s time to answer the call and start planning your move now.
The charming, seaside community of Solana Beach is nestled along the northern coast of San Diego County, and is approximately a 30 minute drive from downtown San Diego. Golden beaches and bluffs, welcoming parks and some of the most renowned arts and music venues in the region attract visitors of all ages to Solana Beach. Families can spend the day exploring waterfront parks and tidepools; while a stroll through town, with stops at a local craft brewery or urban winery and a performance by your favorite band, can wrap up a romantic evening or friends’ night out. Great finds can also be had off the beach in the Cedros Design District, a charming enclave of over 85 unique shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants.
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