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Windansea Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Windansea Beach, San Diego, CA 92037, USA


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About Windansea Beach

This is a small and narrow beach that has a rocky landscape where jutting rocks create powerful waves. It is named after the 1909 oceanfront Strand Hotel that was renamed "Windansea" Hotel in 1919. The main peak at Windansea is a reef break with surf that breaks at the shoreline. iIt’s not a great swimming area. That said, this is a picturesque beach with sandstone points sticking out into the surf at both ends.

Attractions Near Windansea Beach

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego1.51km from Windansea Beach

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, in San Diego, California, US, is an art museum focused on the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art from 1950 to the present.

Children's Pool La Jolla
Children's Pool La Jolla1.84km from Windansea Beach

This is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but in recent years sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall.The Children's Pool has become the subject of a controversial debate related to a growing colony of harbor seals which has inhabited the beach since the mid-1990s.

Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Ellen Browning Scripps Park2.16km from Windansea Beach

Ellen Browning Scripps Park is a popular place to hang out in the village of La Jolla. It is considered one of the most photographed locations in San Diego. It’s adjacent to the famous La Jolla Cove, a lovely place for a picnic, and fun for kids or pets to run around. Some hotels and restaurants overlook this green space on the way out to the Pacific Ocean.

Sunny Jim's Sea Cave
Sunny Jim's Sea Cave2.25km from Windansea Beach

Sunny Jim Cave is one of seven unique La Jolla Cove caves. Having been open to the public since 1903, the cave boasts a fascinating history and a little bit of folklore. This fun attraction is a store that has a 143 step man-made tunnel built into it that heads down to a large sea cave below. Since the early 1900s, it has been giving visitors access to this cave year-round. It is the only cave in La Jolla you can get to without traveling over water on a kayak.

La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove2.28km from Windansea Beach

A is a small, picturesque cove and beach that is surrounded by cliffs. The Cove is protected as part of a marine reserve; underwater it is very rich in marine life, and is popular with snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers.

Soledad Mountain
Soledad Mountain2.86km from Windansea Beach

Soledad Mountain is a prominent landmark in the city of San Diego, California, United States. The mountaintop is the site of the Mount Soledad Cross, the subject of a 25-year controversy over the involvement of religion in government which concluded in 2016. The 823-foot mountain[1] lies between Interstate 5 to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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California's second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States. San Diego County has more than 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. This forms the most densely populated region of the county.