Beacons Spot ID
Photo credit: Mike K.
Type: beach and reef
Reliability: very consistent
Best: Swell W | Wind E
Sea Temperature Today is: 16.3 °C
Beacons in San Diego County is an exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent surf and works all around the year. Offshore winds are from the east. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the optimum swell angle is from the west. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights as well as a right hand reef break.. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It's often crowded here. Rocks are a hazard.
For Carlsbad, 5 km from Beacons.
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At Carlsbad, 4 km from Beacons.
At San Clemente Basin Buoy, 60 miles from Beacons.
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Overall Beacons Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in April
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- The closest passenger airport to Beacons is Miramar Mcas Airport (NKX) in USA, 32 km (20 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Beacons is San Diego International Lindbergh Fld Airport (SAN), also in USA, 44 km (27 miles) away.
- Third is North Island Nas (San Diego) Airport (NZY) in USA, 47 km (29 miles) away.
- General Abelardo L Rodriguez International (Tijuana) Airport (TIJ) in Mexico is 72 km (45 miles) away.
- John Wayne Arpt Orange Co (Santa Ana) Airport (SNA) in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Beacons and is 80 km (50 miles) away.
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