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Sunny Jim Cave

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1325 Cave St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We were able to get down through the cave fairly quickly. Unfortunately we had our dog with us, but they let us take her as long as we could carry her. Loved it for a fast and easy view. Relatively inexpensive. Will tell our local...More

2  Thank Claire B
Reviewed 4 September 2018

I couldn't help feeling a little underwhelmed when I got to the cave, and the whole operation just feels a bit like a tourist trap. The coolest part is probably the crazy deep, damp staircase/tunnel down to the cave, but once you get there, it's...More

Thank Beverly G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It was just as I remember as a little kid. Not a problem going down the stairs. But alot steep steps to climb out

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed myself and was very sore after the visit. The walk up and down stairs was very trying. My legs were quite sore afterwards. There are quite a few stairs going down to the cave. They were quite slippery towards the bottom. However, if...More

Thank LoveSummerRoadTrips
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Narrow stairs spiraling down, a LOT of steps that you have to hold on because near the bottom they are slippery. I had to take my time coming back up, like climbing a lighthouse.

4  Thank Rhjones69
Reviewed 7 June 2018

If your in the area, than this is definitely worth the $5. A quick little adventure, the whole thing probably takes only 10 mins, depending how long you spend at the bottom. To see our full review & restaurant footage visit our travel Vlog on...More

6  Thank Sami G
Reviewed 13 May 2018

What an experience and view at the end! Highly recommend! The path through the cave was 145 steps down to the waters of La Jolla. The downward climb was worth every step!

Thank kimpamperedchef2
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This was on my list of places to visit. We parked in the public parking garage ($10).It cost $5 to go down into the cave. The trek down was fairly easy (approx 145 steps) with rails to hold on too. Once we reached the bottom...More

1  Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Knew we had a lot of stairs so wore the proper shoes to climb down and back all the wet steep stairs. Going down was not bad and view is worth the price. Got some great photos and enjoyed the cave. Coming up was very...More

1  Thank Sissy581
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I have been a fan of visiting Sunny Jim Cave on Sundays when the crowds are light. The sound of the ocean crashing on the rocks is so soothing!

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