Low-key local favorite away from the crowds

A top spot for surfers, sunbathers, and picnickers, Windansea Beach is known for its laid-back vibes. It’s a tranquil place away from the busier, more crowded beaches in the village. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the iconic surf shack, a simple thatch-roof structure near the beachfront.

Aside from swimming, sunbathing, and surfing, there’s plenty of fun to be had by exploring the shores of Windansea Beach. Wander northward to discover a series of tidepools, mini lagoons that fill up when waves wash over them, forming tiny havens for sea creatures. You’ll also spot large, curvy rocks covered with vibrant moss, whose otherworldly appearance make the beach great for photos.

Whether you come here to be active or simply relax in the splendid surroundings, you’ll discover why Windansea Beach is considered one of the best beaches in La Jolla.