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Children's Pool, La Jolla

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#5 of 12 in Beaches in San Diego
Children's Pool was intended to attract divers and families with children, but the beach is most popular with sea lions. Stroll the paved walkway atop the coastal rocks and watch the waves blocked by a wall. After a swim, relax and observe the sea lions. If you're lucky, you might see a mother caring for her cubs. The area is free to enter, but check with local lifeguards and authorities about the water conditions before diving in. Put Children's Pool on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Diego day trip planning site .
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  • We were lucky when we visited as the sun was out, but it is clearly a lovely area to visit and the scenery is superb with many photo opportunities.  more »
  • We visited the Children's Pool at La Jolla Beach on a day when the ocean was quite rough. It is famous for Sea Lions. I only saw one baby Sea llon frollicking in the water. Normally there are a lot mo...  more »
  • This secluded area is more for the seals than children. There were seals taking sun bath and nice relaxing water splash. Nice picturesque place with nice walk to the edge. Waves were great and seals w...  more »

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