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Address: 1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number:
+1 858-459-0746
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10:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Cave Store offers a variety of merchandise including handmade jewelry,...

The Cave Store offers a variety of merchandise including handmade jewelry, towels, snorkel gear, postcards, magnets, shells, and bottled drinks and ice cream. The most exciting part of the Cave Store, however, is the 145 step tunnel that leads to the Sunny Jim Sea Cave. Although there are rarely any sea lions or seals in the cave, the view is spectacular and it is a great adventure, particularly for kids. Summer months (May through September) we offer snorkel gear rentals. $20 for 2 hours for the mask, snorkel, and fins. $10 for 2 hours for just the mask and snorkel or just the fins. We will hold onto an ID as a deposit. Unfortunately, no wet suits or life jackets are available.

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Is there another experience like this??

Imagine descending into a cave and seeing the La Jolla cove at sea level through an opening that resembles a British cartoon character called Sunny Jim. The steps that descend... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Marc S
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Randolph, New Jersey
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Randolph, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Imagine descending into a cave and seeing the La Jolla cove at sea level through an opening that resembles a British cartoon character called Sunny Jim. The steps that descend into the cave are damp and may be slippery. Take your time and enjoy this unique experience. You may never experience anything like this again!! NOTE: Great spot to capture... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super cool to see! The history of the cave is really interesting, I highly recommend adding this to your itinerary while in La Jolla! It's only $5.00 to go into the cave and has pretty low ceilings on the way down but its totally worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my little trek into the rock. It wasn't too taxing, not fir everyone, but i made it with my bum knee- a taller person would have to watch their head. Not much to see at the bottom but it was worth the $5. I would have no other way to see the cave.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The Cave store is both a cute store and the entrance to an ocean cave. The Cave requires a ticket - I received mine as part of a bike and kayak tour; others received tickets with purchases. Be careful walking down to the cave since the ceiling is low, and ocean spray makes steps slippery. Since high tides make it... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

$5 is a far price for the attraction. The steps are steep with low head clearance. The visit was quick but glad we stopped. We went first thing on a Saturday morning, it was not incredibly busy which worked well for the limited quarters.

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Thank afalafal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

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 we had never been before so it was worth it. We could hear the waves crashing from way up above. There is... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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 to see the cave, and cost would be $5. Small store with a small entrance to the cave, told that stairs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I went to San Diego for my sister's bachelorette party and we ended up recieving free tickets to the cave store from our kayaking guide because the waves were too rough, so we were unable to kayak in the caves like planned. The tunnel and store are historical landmarks, and were both very fun to wonder through. If you want... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is one of those things you have to do. It is the only way to get to a sea cave that doesn't involve swimming or a kayak. While a lot of reviews make the steps down to the cave sound scary it really wasn't that bad. My four year old didn't have any trouble, although i would not have... More 

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