Overview of Windansea


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If you find an exceptionally calm day, dive Windansea. At the Southern entry you can find a rocky point to explore, and a few minutes off shore, you'll find a large reef. Because this beach is fully exposed to the full power of the Pacific, treat this site with respect.

Directions: 11 miles North of San Diego, take the Ardath Road exit to the West. In 1.4 miles bear left on Torrey Pines Road; 0.85 mile, turn right on Prospect Place; 0.2 miles, bear left onto Prospect Street; 0.75 miles bear left onto La Jolla Blvd; 1.1 mile turn right onto Palomar Ave. The beach is straight ahead.


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02/06/2003 Rob Barton (Avg: 2.72 Review) - I've heard Windandsea is supposed to have plenty of animal life, but we must have missed out the day we went. The entry/exit was fairly easy. There were a few rocks but nothing to trip over. We saw plenty of eel grass and some scattered fish. I don't think we made it deep enough to find the really interesting stuff. So here's a tip: stay deeper than 25'.

05/30/2002 Anonymous (Avg: 2.98 Review) - Not that great for visibility. I'm sure there would be a lot of bugs out here during season, and it would be an easy night entry. But for a fun day dive, this place lacks in visibility.

10/24/2001 Anonymous (Avg: 2.80 Review) - Good site!


Site Photos

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Parking at Windansea 

Parking is very limited along the beach road, so drop off your gear and park in the neighborhood.

Trail Head

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Trail Head at Windansea 

At the South end of the beach, you may not want to negotiate this sandy path in full gear.

Right Entry

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Right Entry at Windansea 

Looking North on a calm day.

Left Entry

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Left Entry at Windansea 

The point is in the background.




aerial at Windansea 
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Spectacular, clear diving awaits you!

Last Verification: July, 2001  


Diver Averages for  Windansea  (1=worst, 5=best)

Average Site Condition

Ease of Shore Entry:  3.67
Bottom Conditions:  2.67
Reef Conditions:  2.67
Animal Life:  2.67
Plant Life:  3.00
Facilities:  2.00
Solitude 3.00
Roads:  3.00
*Site Average:  2.83

Average Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:  3.33
Beginner Scuba:  2.67
Intermediate Scuba:  2.33
Advanced Scuba:  2.00
Night diving Scuba:  2.33

Number of reviews for this site: 3


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