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Windansea Beach in La Jolla, California

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 there 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 low. There are a about ten designated parking spots above the beach and street parking spaces if those are taken.

Address
Neptune Place and Nautilus Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
Owner
City Beach
Activities
Sunbathing, Surfing, Scuba Diving
Amenities
Benches, Tide Pools, Lifeguard
Pet Policy
Leashed dogs allowed on beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

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