The mysterious Christmas tree at Cardiff State Beach!

A mysterious Christmas tree appears every year on the sand at South Cardiff State Beach. Nobody knows who places this Tree by the Sea.

The annual appearance of the Christmas tree has become a magical holiday tradition in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The Tree by the Sea has delighted beachgoers for about three decades. You can read more about its history here.

Enjoy these photographs that I took today.

It was a cloudy late November weekday. Very few people were on the beach. The contrast of sand and ocean, and the decorated tree, makes these images strange and interesting.

Anybody can add their own ornaments. I noticed many have a surfing theme!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

One thought on “The mysterious Christmas tree at Cardiff State Beach!”

  1. Hi I read your article about the mysterious Christmas tree that goes up on Seaside (South Cardiff) State Beach in Cardiff every year. Everyone knows who puts the tree up and has for decades. It Johnny “Seaside” Perez, and you can find him sitting in a red Suburban with a view of the beach at Seaside most days there. You should send someone to go and talk to him and get the real truth and history. Thank you! His IG is @Johnny_Seaside1


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