The Cave Store, La Jolla
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Long walk down lots of stairs to see very little!!! It was cool but won't do it again. Not good for anyone with walking problems.
Even with her cane, and low vision, we slowly made it down the stairs to the bottom. Shoes with good traction is a MUST, as the younger man passing us slipped on the way down...slippery. It's $5, but ... read more »
Reviewed some sites seeking things to see in La Jolla, and The Cave Store was listed. Shown a picture, and how you can see the ocean from this area. Called the number and told it would take 15 minutes... read more »
The main attraction is the amazing cave you can enter. It takes about 150 steps down and up, so if you are not in good shape or can't walk that, it's a pass. If you can walk that, it's definitely one of the coolest places in the area.
This is where you go to pay admission and gain access to walk down to the cave. Good spot for souvenirs like jewelry and seashells. They do not rent snorkeling equipment, but many of the other shops in the village do. There is a walkway here to go out on top the cave, which is free and has great views.
Worth a visit once to see the cave. it is $5 a person and you go down and climb back up 145 really rickety and slippery stairs. Snorkel rentals are 20 bucks which seems steep compared to other places in la jolla. But they have cute things to buy at the shop, water, snacks if needed, and the staff are kind enough to provide small maps of la jolla if you are not familiar with the area.
The shop has some cool knick-knack stuff for sale as well as some souvenir/gift-style shirts and clothing. But, the real draw to this business is being able to go into one of the La Jolla caves. After kayaking near the caves and seeing them from above, it was interesting to get another perspective. The steps can be slippery, but we had no problems with them. There are a few spots where the ceiling is a little low, so if you're a little taller you might have to duck a bit. I was hoping that we could have actually "explored" the cave a little instead of just standing on the decking, but it was interesting nonetheless. I think the $5 is a little steep, so I probably wouldn't do it more than once, but still something fun to do while in La Jolla. Visited July 2014
Not that great. We went down the cave and it wasn't that impressive. Pictures didn't come out very well because of the lighting too. But it was cheap, so no big deal. The beach down the road was more enjoyable.
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