Windansea Beach La Jolla
One of San Diego’s Best Beaches!
Windansea Beach is one of the most popular beaches for San Diego
and La Jolla locals and surfers. It sitsoff La Jolla Blvd. far from any highways and is known as having one of the best reef breaks in San Diego.
Windansea Beach is only about 6 blocks long but because of the location
and scenery there are always sunbathers and surfers enjoying the water and shoreline.
The rocky shore of Windansea Beach (6800 Neptune Place) is perhaps best known for its beautiful scenery and surf breaks created by underwater reefs. Sandstone rocks act as partitions along the beach offering a secluded atmosphere for sunbathing. Much of the beach at Windansea experiences shorebreak, a condition on steep beaches which results in hard breaking surf right at the shoreline. Swimmers should enter and exit the water carefully to prevent spinal injuries.
Lifeguards are normally staffed at this beach on weekends in springtime, daily in summer, and on weekends in September. The hours are generally from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. Check with lifeguards for specific staff hours.
Most California beaches experience strong rip currents. Our safety tips section provides an explanation of rip currents and some methods of freeing yourself if caught in a rip current. The best advice is to swim near a lifeguard.
Water Activity Zones:
This beach has separate water areas reserved by ordinance for swimming and surfing.
Surfing can be excellent at Windansea, but the popular surf breaks are very concentrated and can become quite crowded. Novice surfers may wish to consider La Jolla Shores instead.
This is not a good beach for scuba diving, due primarily to the shorebreak.
Restrooms and Showers:
There are no public restrooms or showers at this beach or anywhere in the vicinity.
This is a natural beach with numerous sandstone cliff formations. Therefore, the beach is not accessible to wheelchairs. The adjacent sidewalk offers excellent views of the beach.
Receptacles for beach fires are not provided at Windansea. Open beach fires are prohibited at all San Diego beaches.
Standard San Diego beach regulations apply, with the following modifications:
- While the consumption of alcohol at this beach is prohibited at all times, consumption of alcohol at the park area is prohibited between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and noon.
Windansea Beach Videos
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