La Jolla Beach Spotlight: Windansea

It’s hard to avoid the beach when you vacation in La Jolla. We’re surrounded by not one but several beautiful beaches, all with their own unique attributes and experiences. Windansea Beach in south La Jolla, for instance, is one of the most popular beaches in the area. It’s perfect for surfers, marine biology enthusiasts, and it even has its own claim to fame. Thinking about visiting Windansea beach while you’re here? Here are a few fun facts and things you should know about the place.

Surfing

One of the biggest draws to Windansea Beach is surfing. While the south part of the beach is great for bodyboarding, you can catch some thrilling waves on the northern side. Surfers like the legendary Butch Van Artsdalen, Skip Frye, and Mickey Munoz have all surfed here. There’s also an annual surf competition, Windansea Surf Contest, hosted by Windansea Surf Club, to be found here. Whether you like to surf yourself or watch others ride the big waves, surf lovers have historically loved Windansea and continue to come back. Read more here…

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4 Tips to Prepare For Your Day at the Beach

The point of a day at the beach is to find some relaxation and peace of mind. That’s why it’s important to properly plan and prepare your trip beforehand. The last thing you want is to not have enough towels, to get rained off the beach, or to leave with blistering sunburn. Poor planning can lead to more stress and sour the whole day. Fortunately, preparing for your beach vacation is easy enough when you know what to do. Here are a few of our tips. Read more here…

4 Benefits of Working Out On the Beach

Sometimes you just need a vacation from your workout routine.

Taking a beach vacation doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stop working out altogether, but it can mean a change of pace for your workout routine. In fact, one popular change in workout routine for vacationers is working out on the beach. Often at sunrise or early in the morning, this method allows you to keep up with your regular exercise while still feeling relaxed. The beach is suited to all kinds of workout routines, from a morning run to yoga or pilates. And there are several benefits that come specifically from working out on the beach as opposed to a gym or your living room. Read more here…

Finding Sea Glass on the Beach at La Jolla

If you’re a frequent beachgoer, you may have had the experience of noticing something smooth among the sand and reaching down to pick up what looks to be some sort of precious stone. They’re the size of pebbles, colorful, and often translucent. But these aren’t gemstones of any kind. Instead, these stones are called “sea glass” and come from bits of broken glass that fell into the ocean for one reason or another. You may even find some here on the shores of La Jolla. Read more here…