Why This Beach Is So Loved
Surfing at Warm Water Jetty Beach
While there are many fun activities to partake in at this beach, it's best known for its quality surfing. The temperate, comfortable water has given this beach an alternate name of Warm Waters Beach by locals and visitors alike. When it comes to skill, it's recommended for experienced surfers due to the more challenging waves and conditions, which are categorized as regional classic in terms of wave quality.
The normal length of waves at the beach is 150 to 450 feet, while on a good day wave length is classed as long, ranging from 450 to 900 feet depending on the particular day. When it comes to wave frequency, breaks should be expected. On average, waves can be described as fast and powerful, which is why experienced surfers are best suited to these surf conditions.
Did you know?
The water at Warm Water Jetty Beach is actually warmer than the normal ocean temperature due to the power plant using ocean water to cool down the steam used to make electricity.
The wave type is categorized as sand-bar. The wind direction is east, northeast, while the swell direction is north, northwest, and west. During the week the beach is less occupied, but expect a crowd when visiting during the weekend.
Other Things to Do at Warm Water Beach
Of course, that's not all Warm Water Jetty Beach has to offer visitors from all over the world. There are also plenty of spots for fishing and beach watching all along the shoreline, with ample scenic areas perfect for snapping pictures to send to your loved ones back home. If you're interested in a more relaxing experience while visiting the beach, there is ample opportunity for beachcombing, which is a great activity for families.
Agua Hedionda Lagoon sits between two of the jetties, which is home to an ecological reserve, as well as an outdoor water recreation area. If you're a fan of watersports, look into watercraft rental, including jet skis, wave runners, boats, kayaks, canoes, and even aqua cycles. Because the water is much calmer in the lagoon, it's best for kids, families, and those lacking surfing experience.
There are also plenty of hiking trails located throughout Agua Hedionda Lagoon. These trails are ideal for both hiking and running, and dogs are also welcome provided they're kept on a leash at all times. Trails are accessible throughout the year and hikers of all skill levels can find a suitable trail in this area.
The West Inn & Suites is located only two miles away from Warm Water Jetty Beach. This resort is the perfect place to relax after all of your adventures at the beaches and attractions in Carlsbad.