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Tourmaline Surf Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Tourmaline Surf Park, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

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About Tourmaline Surf Park

Tourmaline is a surfing-only beach, popular with novice surfers who are looking to get some practice in. The park is situated at the northern end of Pacific Beach, a short distance south of where the sand beach ends and the rocky promontory of La Jolla begins. This park also features "Tourmaline Memorial" a monument celebrating surfers who have enjoyed the surf at Tourmalin.

Attractions Near Tourmaline Surf Park

Windansea Beach
Windansea Beach3.39km from Tourmaline Surf Park

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.

Giant Dipper Roller Coaster
Giant Dipper Roller Coaster3.87km from Tourmaline Surf Park

This is a historical wooden roller coaster located in Belmont Park, a small amusement park in the Mission Beach area of San Diego, California. Built in 1925, it and its namesake at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are the only remaining wooden roller coasters on the West Coast designed by noted roller coaster designers Frank Prior and Frederick Church, and the only one whose construction they supervised. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Belmont Park
Belmont Park3.93km from Tourmaline Surf Park

Belmont Park is a historic amusement park located on Ocean Front at Surfrider Square in the Mission Bay area of San Diego. The park's most iconic attraction is the historic Giant Dipper roller coaster, which is considered a local landmark. The attractions and rides that remain from the original 1925 park include the Giant Dipper, a wooden roller coaster that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another historic facility is The Plunge, an indoor swimming pool.

Soledad Mountain
Soledad Mountain3.96km from Tourmaline Surf Park

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.

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial
Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial4.19km from Tourmaline Surf Park

The Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial is considered one of the most unique veterans' memorials in the United States. The present structure was erected in 1954; it is the third Christian cross in that location, the first having been put up in 1913. It is 29 feet tall with a 12-foot arm spread. It is the centerpiece of the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego4.62km from Tourmaline Surf Park

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.

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