Spend An Afternoon in Cardiff-by-the-Sea's Parks


This charming town is a perfect place to chill. Cardiff is, without a doubt, surfers' and beach lovers' paradise. Boasting some of the best beaches and surfing spots, this charming SoCal gem attracts many visitors every year.

Besides its well-known beaches, Cardiff-by-the-Sea prides itself with a safe and pristine environment and friendly residents.

With a mild climate year-round our town is a perfect place for your vacation and is a top pick for many, regarding ideal beach towns. Cardiff-by-the-Sea is ideally located, at just a few miles from San Diego and right next to Encinitas and Carlsbad which makes exploring all of these places a lot easier.

There are a lot of cool things to in and around Cardiff on sunny afternoons, but one of the easiest ways to spend some relaxing time with the little ones is enjoying the beautiful parks around here, where you'll find a lot of facilities where your kids can play!

Best Parks in Cardiff-by-the-Sea

During your stay in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, you must visit the beautiful parks in and around the town. There are a lot of cool things and activities you can get to enjoy apart from the moments of relaxation that walking in a green area can offer. Walking in the park, and in nature, in general, is well known for its health benefits like making your brain work better, reducing stress, may help prevent cancer, lower blood pressure a reduce depression. Couple that with the salty ocean air in Cardiff by-the-Sea and you found your fountain of eternal youth. There are several parks where you can get in touch with nature while vacationing in Cardiff by-the-Sea.

Glen Park

Glen Park?is a popular spot for outdoor activities and events. With large shady trees, lots of grassy areas, and covered area picnic tables it also acts as the town's cultural center being the home of moonlight cinema and the annual Easter egg hunt, among other attractions. Some of the highlights of the park also include:

  • Basketball, tennis and volleyball courts
  • A playground
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic facilities
  • Barbecue space
  • Parking Lot

Cardiff Sports Park

Cardiff Sports Park?is a beautiful, landscaped park with a great view of the ocean. With a good mixture of greeneries, basketball hoops, and a jungle gym this is a great park for the kiddos to play. You can enjoy some relaxing time reading a book or playing with the kids, surrounded by green grass and trees. Some of the highlights of the park include:

  • Softball and soccer fields
  • Basketball court
  • Restrooms
  • Jungle gym for kids
  • A gazebo for snacking and lunching
  • Parking lot

George Berkich Park

George Berkich Park?was named in honor of a long-time principal of Cardiff Elementary School after his retirement in 1988. George, along with his wife Marjorie, worked at the school for a span of 27 years before retiring to Oregon.
The park located just a few blocks from the beach and besides loads of green grass and trees to keep you well under shade on a very sunny day, there are a lot of cool things for the little ones to enjoy:

  • Softball and soccer fields
  • A playground
  • Picnic facilities
  • Parking lot

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Park

Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens is one of the must-see places in Cardiff. While this is not actually a park, we still felt like it needed to be included in the list because it offers breathtaking ocean views and a unique ambiance where you can relax, meditate, or just enjoy a few quiet moments. It's the perfect place to recharge your batteries and enjoy an amazing sunset with highlights such as:

  • Meditation nooks
  • Tropical plants and flowers
  • Small creeks and waterfalls
  • Quaint ponds
  • Benches hidden in tranquil corners

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