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bagheera05 wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, California27 contributions3 helpful votes
Where can you park just a few steps away from the beach? Here. Go on a weekday and it will be a lot less crowded and that parking will be easy to find. Then you can bring your beach chair and enjoy the beach.
Date of experience: October 2019
David F wrote a review Aug 2019
15 contributions2 helpful votes
We arrived at Tourmaline Surfing Park about 12:30 PM, on a Tuesday in August, and the parking lot had 5-6 open spots, which we greatly appreciated. (I did notice that the lot turnover was reasonable. I would say of the closest 6 spots to our car 3 of them turned over while we were there for 2 hours.) Google maps took us right to the beach no problem. The rest room facilities were what we have all come to expect of public rec places. No fear here though, the toilets, sinks, and the outdoor showers work. The entry to the beach is either by ramp or stairs. Both are in good shape! The beach is a 2 level site. The high sand and then a drop of about 8 to 10 feet down to the tide plane. The upper level is a great place to stake out your HQ and then from there down to the beach/water to do your thing. This is definitely a surf focused location and non-surfers stand and get their feet wet and walk or run up and down the beach. Overall, this was a great find. Great opportunities to people watch. Laid back vibe. I don't think I have found a better beach to meet my tastes! Five Stars!!!!…
Date of experience: August 2019
NewYorkT wrote a review Jul 2019
Brookhaven144 contributions96 helpful votes
We visited on a poor surf day, but had fun watching some kite surfers. The beach is clean with free parking and bathroom facilities.
Date of experience: June 2019
1 Helpful vote
LJDiver wrote a review Mar 2019
La Jolla, California26 contributions7 helpful votes
Park in the lot and then walk down to Mission Beach - can walk on the sand all the way to the end of south Mission.
Date of experience: November 2018
lajollabarbie wrote a review Jan 2019
La Jolla, California35 contributions21 helpful votes
I go thru the drive-through at McDonalds, with my dog, and park at Tourmaline to enjoy the view and watch people and eat. We call it "GOING OUT TO LUNCH!"
Date of experience: January 2019