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Windansea Beach, San Diego

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Windansea Beach is a stretch of coastline located in La Jolla, a community of San Diego, California. The neighborhood adjacent to the beach is named Windansea after the beach. It is named after the 1909 oceanfront Strand Hotel that was renamed "Windansea" Hotel in 1919 after the owner Arthur Snell ran a "naming contest". The Windansea Hotel which was located on Neptune Avenue between Playa del Sur and Playa del Norte burned down in 1943. Geographically, it is defined by the beachfront extending north of Palomar Avenue and south of Westbourne Street.
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  • We stayed 5 nights overlooking this beach, just steps away, and loved it. It’s where the kids (8,9,10) wanted to be for a majority of our trip. They loved climbing on the rocks and “jumping” the... 
    We stayed 5 nights overlooking this beach, just steps away, and loved it. It’s where the kids (8,9,10) wanted to be for a majority of our trip. They loved climbing on the rocks and “jumping” the...  more »
  • Windansea beach is by far my most favorite beach in San Diego County. Depending on the tide, every single day gives us a different feel for the beach, whether it be that only the cliffs are... 
    Windansea beach is by far my most favorite beach in San Diego County. Depending on the tide, every single day gives us a different feel for the beach, whether it be that only the cliffs are...  more »
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  • Lovely weather and area to explore, highly recommend slip proof shoes when walking on the rocks. Be mindful of the homes along the beach. Great for surfing and watching surfers doing their thing, taking photos, playing volleyball, or soaking in some sun and a good book. My new favorite spot.
  • This beach is amazing you can stay on the sand or on the rocks . Is not super busy and is wild . The view is fantastic is not the typical California beach is much more better . This place is awesome. You can not miss it !!

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