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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
This is a very picturesque and lovely beach area. However, it does cost quite a lot to park there, unless you have a California State Parks pass. That money does help pay for the bathrooms and the shower, which are nice to have. You walk...More