Ash scattering at sea by airplane is a very popular service that we offer. We can scatter ashes (cremated remains) at sea anywhere along the Southern California coast, where airspace allows.
Families choosing to witness the ash scattering at sea from the ground can gather at a pier or beach near the location. This allows an unlimited number of family and friends to gather, and honor their loved one. The scattering is done 500 yards off the coast. This is close enough to see the cremated remains leave the airplane. The cremated remains make an elegant twist as they leave the plane. It has been described as elegant and beautiful.
Families choosing our private scattering service can meet us at our home airport in Fullerton, CA or we can meet yo u at an airport closer to the scattering location. This can be done in conjunction with a witnessed scattering where family and friends are also watching from the ground.
We believe that it is better to scatter at sea by airplane than by boat. Here is why.
Below are some of our popular ash scatter at sea locations.
This is our most popular ash scattering at sea location to do a witnessed scattering service. Huntington Beach is world famous for it’s surf. It is called Surf City USA. The Huntington Beach Pier is a perfect spot to view a scattering of ashes by airplane. Family members can gather at the end of the pier to witness the scattering of ashes. The plane will make a low pass in front of the pier and perform the scattering. We recommend doing the scattering just prior to sunset and then staying and enjoying the colors of the sky as the sun goes down. If your loved one was a free spirit who liked to surf, or just watch the surf, a burial at sea off of Huntington Beach would be a great choice.
Newport Beach is home to a lot of yacht and boating activity. Doing an ash scattering at sea in this area makes for a majestic memorial experience. Many families who witness from Newport Beach do so with their feet in the sand right on the beach. Newport Beach Also has a pier for those that prefer a dryer experience. Many Families then will have a meal at one of the many small restaurants in Newport Beach or close by Balboa.
Laguna Beach has many tied pools and parks along the beach. We recommend Main Street Beach Park. The kids can play at the beach before or after the scattering. There are also many tied pools within walking distance. Exploring the tide pools is a real natural exiting experience. If your loved one loved nature, this would be a great location for a burial at sea. Read more.
One of our most popular ash scattering at sea locations for scattering ashes in Los Angeles is over the Santa Monica Bay. The Santa Monica Pier is world famous. One cannot scatter directly off the pier, it is illegal to do so, but your whole family can gather at the end of the pier to watch as your loved one’s ashes are released by airplane over the Santa Monica Bay.
My favorite place for ash scattering at sea in Los Angeles County is off of Palos Verdes Peninsula. There is a special place at the tip of the Palos Verdes Peninsula called Angel’s Gate Park. Can you think of a more perfect name? Angel’s Gate is home to the Point Fermin Light House. Standing in front of the lighthouse looking out to the ocean you can see almost 270 degrees. To the east is the entrance to the Port of Los Angeles with the Orange County coast in the distance. Looking forward off the Peninsula is Catalina Island. To the West is the sunset, with the Channel Islands in the distance. It is a special place for ash scattering, and the name of the Park is fitting.
Malibu is also a great place for ash scattering at sea in Los Angeles County. Malibu is world famous for the TV show Baywatch, and is a favorite surf spot for local celebrities. Your family can watch the scattering of ashes from any number of beaches or from the Malibu Pier.
The beaches of San Diego County are some of the prettiest in the world. One of our most popular spots for viewing an ash scattering in San Diego is from Crystal pier in Point Loma, or Seal Rock in LaJolla. Families can stand out on the beach and watch as the plane flies by and releases the ashes. They make an elegant twist as they leave the plane, and then disappear.