Description - Cardiff State Beach is located slightly north of San Diego between Cardiff By the Sea and Solana Beach. It is a gently sloping sandy beach with warm water. The facilities include a boardwalk, restrooms and cold showers.
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Aerial view of Cardiff State Beach
- Located on the San Diego Coast, which has been called the Riviera of the West, Cardiff State Beach has a gently sloping sandy beach and warm water. The park lies within a two-mile stretch of state beaches between Solana Cliffs and a series of tidepools to the north. The facilities include a boardwalk, restrooms and cold showers.
Recreation - This park is open for fishing, swimming, surfing, biking and boating. Beach combing is also a popular activity at Cardiff Beach. Lifeguards are normally on duty and visitors will be charged a day use fee to enter.
Climate - A warm, dry Mediterranean climate prevails over Southern California - inland it is hot in the summer, mild in the winter. Coastal areas have a more moderate climate with frequent fog in the summer. Most of the precipitation comes as rain during the winter months.
The beach is located slightly north of San Diego between Cardiff By the Sea and Solana Beach on California State Highway 21.