Watch Cardiff By The Sea as Southern California's luxury second home and vacation property destination. Joy Bender and Rob Aumann with Pacific Sotheby's International Realty share Cardiff By The Sea just north of the San Elijo Lagoon. Cardiff is a beach community along the coast of southern California known for surf spots Swami’s, Pipes, and Cardiff Reef. It is a part of the city of Encinitas but has it’s own zip code 92007. When developer J. Frank Cullen began building new homes, his wife a native of Cardiff, Whales persuaded him to name the community Cardiff. Therefore many of the streets are named after Cullen’s UK hometown. Great local favorite dining spots are Pipes and Trattoria Positano. On the sand restaurants include The Beach House, The Chart House, and new restaurant Pacific Coast Grill. Seaside Market is arguably the best grocery market in all of San Diego. The 2 primary residential communities in Cardiff are the Composer District and the Walking District. The Composer District is named because 15 of the streets are named after famous composers Rubenstein, Rossini, Haydn,and Liszt to name a few. Many of the homes in the Composer District have ocean views. The Walking District is south of Birmingham and in close proximity to Glen Park and the primary dining and boutique shops of Cardiff.