Windansea Beach is below Neptune Place in La Jolla at the west end of Westbourne, Nautilus, and Bonair Streets. The name is a shortened version of “Wind-and-Sea” and comes from a hotel at this spot named Windansea that burned down in the 1940’s. Like a lot of La Jolla’s beaches this one is just large enough to spreadout for sunbathing. Winter storms can remove a lot of the sand here so it’s quite different between summer and winter. Windansea is an expert surfing spot and due to rocks and strong currents, it’s not a great swimming area. That said, this is a picturesque beach with sandstone points sticking out into the surf at both ends. At the south end of the beach is a simple surf shack with a palm roof for shade that has been designated as a historical landmark. There are a couple stairs that descend the steep bluff where you’ll have to scramble down off sandstone ledges if the sand is gone. There are a about ten designated parking spots above the beach and street parking spaces if those are taken.
Neptune Place and Nautilus Street La Jolla, CA 92037