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La Jolla Cove, La Jolla

4.6
#1 of 246 in Beaches in California
Famous for its tide pools and sea lions, La Jolla Cove features a tiny beach surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Part of a protected reserve known for its rich marine life, this stretch of coastline counts among one of the most photographed sites in San Diego. You can swim, snorkel, or scuba dive here, taking advantage of the calm waters that provide an ecologically safe home for orange Garibaldi fish and several species of marine invertebrates. In order to protect all animals inside this area, lifeguards strictly enforce the rules forbidding surfboards, kayaks, boogie boards, and inflatable mattresses within the cove. Plan your La Jolla Cove visit and explore what else you can see and do in San Diego using our San Diego trip planner .
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  • I believe the seals and sea lions viewing experience is wonderful anytime of the day and anytime of year. I love to visit at sunset because you have magic light for photos. Always be respective of the...  more »
  • One of the stops on our coast bike tour starting at Mount Soledad. Always beautiful views of the ocean.  more »
  • Beautiful views of the Pacific coast. Sea lions galore. Cave cost money so didn’t walk down. Finding parking was difficult.  more »
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  • One of my most favorite places in all the world. Great for snorkeling and swimming with no waves. Cozy little beach. Chalk board with all the water details. Great picnic area with a seals on rocks next door.
  • It was a beautiful place to explore. La Jolla was not overly crowded like most beaches and it was very clean. The sand was a beautiful creme color and the water was very clear. I will always remember the beautiful clear water and the sound of waves. I hope that I get to visit there one more time.
  • A must see when your in San Diego. The whole vibe of the town is awesome, such friendly people and easy going atmosphere. Really great area to just walk around - make sure to take in the seals! Note : go is off time, parking is limited
  • A great place for families. You can see sea lions, and pups. Also, the town has various shops and restaurants to accommodate your needs.
  • Lots of sea-lion and seals! The sea lion barked the humans away, very funny! Lots of nice views of the ocean and swimming opportunities. Fun place to bring the kids :) the hubby had a broken toe but his enthusiasm surpassed all the pain during the tour. All smiles and giggles with the seals
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