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Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
Cardiff by the Sea Lodge
3.0 out of 5.0 142 Chesterfield Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (333 reviews)
AU$229/ night for 2 guests

Great views, relaxing, close to the beach and shops.

Reviewed on 7 May 2019
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
Holiday Inn Express Encinitas-Cardiff Beach Area
3.0 out of 5.0 1661 Villa Cardiff Drive, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
Free Cancellation
4.1/5 (1,275 reviews)
AU$136/ night for 2 guests

The staff was very friendly, and that’s one of the reasons I’m giving them a great review. The hotel is currently going through a remodel, which makes it a bit inconvenient, but the staff made up for it. I look forward to the finished remodel.

Reviewed on 17 May 2019
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Beach Hotels in Cardiff-by-the-Sea


Known for its beaches and sunsets, Cardiff-by-the-Sea offers a lot for the traveller booking a beach holiday. This seaside destination has 24 hotels and other accommodation options to pick from, so it's easy to find one that works for you.


Planning Your Trip to Cardiff-by-the-Sea


If you're wondering about the best time to visit, here's what you can expect from the local weather:


  • Hottest months: August, September, July and October, with an average temperature of 24°C
  • Coldest months: December, January, February and November, with an average temperature of 9°C
  • Driest months: October, November, December and April, with an average rainfall of 0.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: March, February, January and November, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Cardiff-by-the-Sea


After checking into your accommodation of choice, you'll probably want to venture out and explore. If you're excited to scope out the beaches, spend a relaxing day by the water at La Jolla Cove or Moonlight State Beach. Discover the area's sunsets and restaurants, and make time for local attractions like Encinitas Community Park and Swamis Beach. Other things to see and do in the area are Legoland California and Carlsbad Premium Outlets.
Visitors also enjoy Cardiff-by-the-Sea for its:
  • Surfing
  • Bird watching
  • Cafes

Getting around Cardiff-by-the-Sea


Make your way to Cardiff-by-the-Sea with a flight to Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar), the closest major airport which is located 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from the city centre. If you'd like to venture out around the area, consider renting a car to take in more sights.