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La Jolla Cove

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San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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All reviews sea lions on the rocks wild animals their natural habitat beautiful area san diego beautiful scenery small beach fun to watch great place to visit parking spot tide pools children's pool cove smell ocean sunset
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

every time I visited San Diego, I preferred to stay overnight in La Jolla. It was a romantic gate away for all of us.

Thank spicycelina
Reviewed yesterday

We were very fortunate to find street parking. I heard this can be difficult at times. It is a great place to just enjoy the beauty of the ocean, rocks, seals, caves. A must see if you go to San Diego.

Thank X1487QMcarole
Reviewed yesterday

Really awesome spot. You can get really close to the animals for pictures ops. Really cool to see them up close and personal.

Thank Jay C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to stroll and see the birds and sea lions (or seals?). However, not the right beach if you're looking to lay out and relax.

Thank LillyTree78
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun to see the seals and sea lions up close. The smell can be fairly overpowering. It is especially pretty to watch the sunset.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was cool to see all of the seals and sea lions and my wife and I got some great pictures. There is little else to do in the area unless you want to shop in town as there is not a true beach to...More

Thank AustinandBeth
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sea lions, pelicans, people swimming, snorkeling and diving, great views and lovely weather, what more can one wish? Serious, visit when you have a chance, more then worth it.

Thank zetep
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Beach is one of my favorite beaches in all the westcoast. My family and i celebrate the 4th of July very year. Year around it stays clean and safe.

Thank JOSD04
Reviewed 3 days ago

La Jolla Cove besides being a beautiful place to visit, has the added attraction of having a large "community" of Sea Lions and Seals ! ! ! It was very entertaining to walk along that area and get a CLOSE look at these playful sea...More

Thank RTLongBeach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a perfect day getaway!! Had so much fun walking the water and taking pics of the seals. A must do if in San Diego#

Thank Marylou-thefoodie
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25 July 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it would be better to swim at the Children's Beach very close by within walking distance because there are life guards on duty. If you have not swum in the Pacific before it is best to swim where the are life guards... More
Jenny V
25 April 2018|
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Response from lorne f | Reviewed this property |
Of course
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12 April 2018|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
There are areas open to Pet’s. You will have lots of company. Some of the Preserve areas are off limits but those are limited. Bring your dogs.