Cardiff State Beach

California South, USA West
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Cardiff State Beach

For an easy dive, with an interesting reef to explore, try Cardiff State Beach. You'll find the basic facilities here, plus a relatively uncrowded environment. Located 12 miles South of Oceanside, and 24 miles North of San Diego in Cardiff-By-The-Sea.
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Zentacle
Zentacle
Sep 21, 2021, 1:04 AM
scuba
The entrance is easy to find. Plenty of parking 100 yards from the entry. The wide, sandy beach makes for an easy entry. Head straight out for about 400 yards to find this seldom-explored reef. Park next to the showers, if possible! Here, the reef channels and edges are apparent.
Nadia
Nadia
Nov 23, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
This is a fun snorkel site, just watch out for long boarders. The bottom is rich with plant life and there are plenty of fish, as stated in the description.
Originally posted on shorediving.com
Anonymous
Anonymous
Aug 15, 2004, 12:00 AM
scuba
When the surf is flat this shallow reef dive is one of the best in CA. The Surf grass, hollows and channels, and kelp provide fantastic habitat for sheep-crab, lobster, sheephead, banded and shovel-nose guitarfish, as well as myriad smaller creatures
Originally posted on shorediving.com