West of 5 Homes
San Diego Beach Towns

One of our more frequent requests from those knowledgeable about San Diego real estate is: Please show me a beach home or condo (more commonly known as “west of 5 homes”) where I can walk to the sand. 

It’s a request we gladly grant if for no other reason than the fun of showing homes and properties west of 5 near the beach!

And because the stretch of beach territory in that corridor is pretty narrow from Oceanside through Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff by the Sea, Solana Beach and Del Mar, we are offering a daily update on homes in these areas sitting between the Pacific Ocean and Interstate 5–hence the name and desire: West of 5 homes.

If you have questions about San Diego beaches or homes located near the ocean in Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach or Del Mar, call or text Scott Murphy, our San Diego beach home expert at 760-613-6190 or email


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335 Ocean View Ave. Encinitas, CA 92024

4 Beds
4.5 Baths
2,823 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190025242
Property Type Single Family Residence
West of 5, this coastal home is walking distance to downtown Encinitas, Moonlight Beach, Orpheus and Cottonwood Parks. Home and property has tons of potential-build your Dream Home, Remodel or Investment Income Property. Main house features 2,823 sf, 3 BRs/3.5 BAs, spacious living room, tongue’n’groove ceilings, and large wrap around deck. 463 sf guest house includes 4th bathroom. 19,400 sf lot is private and ready to create your own retreat. Enjoy plenty of sunshine, vibrant sunsets & peek ocean views.

271 Avenida De Monaco Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007

4 Beds
3.5 Baths
2,991 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 190024195
Property Type Single Family Residence
look at this amazing opportunity to get views like this with a 4 bed, 4 bath home, chefs kitchen, west of 5 in Cardiff, very quiet gated community, organic lush landscaping with multiple fruit trees and a private back yard with new pool and hot tub all for under $2 million

3357 Madison Street Carlsbad, CA 92008

5 Beds
5 Baths
3,163 SqFt
Status Active Under Contract
MLS # SW18281675
Property Type Single Family Residence
Life's a Beach! Incredible opportunity to own two detached homes, on Multi-family/Multi-Plex lot that is west of 5, zoned R3. Perfect opportunity to either live in one home while collecting income on the other rent them both. Located blocks from the beach, farmers market and Carlsbad Village. Enjoy Pine Avenue Community Center and Gardens located on approx. 7 acres, nearby. Two-story home has new roof, central heating, recessed lighting, blinds and fans throughout. First level features large kitchen, fami