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Children's Pool, La Jolla

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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. Arrange your visit to Children's Pool and discover more family-friendly attractions in San Diego using our San Diego trip builder.
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  • The name is mis-leading. Although it once was a dedicated beach set aside for calm ocean beach access for young children,its occupied by many sea lions sharing the beach and with the smells of gull dr...  more »
  • It's a nice place to watch seals! But, having lived near here as a teen I much preferred it when we could swim there..  more »
  • From the rocks near the Children's Pool and beach area and on the beach nearby all the way down to La Jolla Cove, you could see sea lions sunning themselves and resting on any available surface. The o...  more »