windansea beach
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Windansea Beach

San Diego

Tucked away in a La Jolla cove just south of town, this beach is marked by boulder outcroppings and stretches of wide sandy beaches. With cliffside mansions and palm trees popping up all around the beach, you'll feel as though you're in an island paradise... until you remember that you’re still actually in a city. Note the retired 40-year-olds with a lot of plastic surgery living their best lives alongside long-time surfers and Instagram-focused tourists.