Coastal Property for Sale in Encinitas, California; Cardiff by the Sea, a coastal community just north of San Diego. Mild climate, ocean view, beaches, surfing. Suitable for: building your dream home, as a rental home (with some refurbishment), lot, parcel, investment, lot-split, multi-unit development.

Coastal Property for Sale in Encinitas, California

West of I-5

For Multi-unit Development (up to 4 units), Lot Split, Investment, or Major Remodel

Neighborhood Homes Range From $1.1M - $2.5M

2061 Mackinnon Ave., Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007



This property resides west of I-5 in Cardiff by the Sea, a beach community located in Encinitas, California. This area is highly rated for its beaches and surfing and lies 24 miles north of downtown San Diego and just 4 miles north of the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the home of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack. A hours ride east brings one to the mountain community of Julian or going just a bit further, the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. And there is winter skiing about 3 hours to the north in the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains. Other attractions just a short ride away: the world famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, Balbo Park, Sea World, Mission Bay, and LEGOLAND California.

This unique property consists of an approximately 1700ft2 home built in 1956 on a large 15985ft2 lot consisting of two parcels. It sits on the ridge of an ocean facing hill at an elevation of approximately 230', is about a 7/10 mi walk to the beach, and receives sunshine nearly the full day. With a lot frontage of 155' it may be subdivided into three conforming lots containing up to four units in total. We also believe that four separate lots can be realized with a boundary adjustment, three conforming and one non-conforming. The latter is currently being pursued with the intention of offering the four lots for individual sale.

A survey was performed and registered with the County of San Diego in 2016 (Survey map appended after photos).


Property Description


Development Options


Contact Information

Bill Gaupsas



Richard Gaupsas


Simplified survey map:


Below is a preliminary map of the anticipated boundary adjustment to realize four lots; here labeled: 8, PAR 1 (lot 9), Par 2 (lot 10), and Par3:


A couple of development options are depicted below for one and three lot configurations. A configuration of four separate homes on four lots is not shown:

         Left - a potential lot split for two homes and a duplex

         Right - a configuration for a four unit condominium


Aerial video downloads of the current lot and neighborhood. These are best viewed with Mozilla and may appear jittery with other browsers:


Panoramic sweep and photos from a second floor view:


Panoramic sweep and photos from a roof deck view:


Various photos:


Record of Survey Map NO. 22271: