Cardiff by the Sea is a community of approximately 17,500 residents, located 25 miles north of Downtown San Diego and just west of Interstate 5.
Founded in 1911 by developer J. Frank Cullen, the community was named in honor of his wife's native Wales and many streets have English names. A later developer, German musician Victor Kramer added the "by-the-Sea."
Restaurant Row offers beach-side dining and a wide variety of choices, including Mexican, Italian, vegetarian and California Cuisine with an emphasis on seafood.
Cardiff also has a wide selection of casual dining spots including pizza, deli, Chinese, coffee, ice-cream and world famous VG Donuts.