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Name or Prominent Feature:
Cardiff State Beach
Area: Cardiff
UTM Coordinates
- Zone: 11
- Easting: 473772
- Northing: 3652998
Decimal Degrees Coordinates
- Longitude: 0
- Latitude: 0
Location: off Highway 101, just south of Cardiff town.
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  • Entrance or Parking Fee
  • CCC Access Point
  • Parking
  • Facilities for Disabled
  • Beach Trail
  • Restrooms
  • Boating Facilities
  • Natural Surface Trail
  • Lifeguard
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Public Transportation
  • Food Concessions


  • Cardiff State Beach lies south and west of San Elijo Lagoon. Good beach for both swimming and surfing, so the north end is open for swimming, while surfers go to the south end. Also good seaside restaurants along the strand. Kayak launching in winter.


     

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      • View across the San Elijo Lagoon outlet to the beach.
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      • Restaurants choke the beach, but the food is great!
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      • Plenty of picnic and sunbathing along the swimming section of the park.