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Children's Pool, La Jolla

(3.7/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Actually it is not a children's pool, but it houses a lot of little seals.The controversy is whether the town should move the seals in let the children get back into the pool; But until this is resolv...  more »
  • Need to visit here, especially in the Spring when many babies are born. You may get lucky and witness Mothers teaching youngsters the lay of the land. It is free! 
  • If you want to see see baby seals then you need to come February to March. We only saw adults in January, but we have seen cubs in the past. It is generally closed to swimming from December to May (I ...  more »