Cardiff SB

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 with warm water. The site offers swimming, surfing and beachcombing.

Service Reductions
California State Parks is implementing service reductions in order to meet Department budget cuts this fiscal year.  Service reductions implemented Fall 2009 through Summer 2010 include one-half of the restrooms closed, facilities maintenance reduced 50%, including trash cleanup, day-use parking by automatic pay machine only (no staff in entrance station), and reduced lifeguard service from October 2009 - February 2010.  Visitors are encouraged to 'Pack it in, Pack it out', so the beach remains free of trash.  These service reductions are designed to ensure that California State Parks achieve cost savings, minimize disruption to visitors as much as possible, and maintain revenue at the highest level possible.

Location - Directions

The beach is located one mile south of Cardiff on Old Highway 101.
Latitude/Longitude: 33.0100 / -117.2783

·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Dawn to sunset

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (760) 753-5091

  • Region

    San Diego County


    San Diego

  • Purchase Annual Passes



Operating Hours

Dawn to sunset