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Each serving as a center of water-sports and recreation in La Jolla, this beach and Windansea Beach were immortalized in Tom Wolfe's famous novel, "The Pumphouse Gang."
Mission Boulevard North, About 16 km northwest of San Diego, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a surf park. It can be packed on a summers day. It is the place to go ride easy waves and just do a little noise walking. Can be a blast, can be crowed.. The point break is a bit better though it...More

Thank paulcE3081NI
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Long wide beach and easy waves to learn to surf. Because its such a wide beach and shoreline, you can get space to try and learn to surf. Only issue is getting a parking spot!

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I have my first surf lesson here and the waves were perfect for a beginner like myself. It is a bit chilly so wear a wetsuit.

1  Thank CaribbeanFan79
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Tourmaline is awesome. Great parking, showers and bathroom. Lovely waves and beach for relaxing and having fun with the family and seeing friends. There is an 'old school' surfer vibe here like San O or Malibu. It gets crowded and parking can fill up so...More

Thank tlyntp
Reviewed 23 April 2018

A must go spot for the lovely beach sites and good (for begginers and intermediates) all the way to the pier and beyond

1  Thank MatthiasAmmann
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Fun place to surf. If you are just a sightseer then the surfers put on a great show for you. Weekends are very crowed. One of my favorite benches (made out of cement), I love sitting there for long times. The surfers will talk with...More

Thank Dean A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Spent several days at Tourmaline and the time was far too short! I grew up just down the beach at the foot of Law Street, so know the area very well! The beach is delightful and the surf scene is classic San Diego. Early morning...More

Thank BeachBumBill
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a magnificent example of California this beach is so very peaceful and beautiful.A wonderful place to find peace an tranquility.

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Our 2 teens (17&13) who never surfed before really enjoyed it here. It was easy to access and the guys at the surf shop were super helpful with directions. Lots of other people there trying to catch a wave as well

Thank lulumeier
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I love this beach and come often. I usually come to watch sunsets, play guitar, running, walking and or bring kids to play in the sand. There is parking, bathrooms, and showers.

1  Thank ringinthenewyear
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