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La Jolla Cove

#1 of 76 things to do in La Jolla Features Animals
1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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La Jolla Cave Snorkeling Tour
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (1,999 reviews)
“on the rocks” (469 reviews)
“wild animals” (84 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Step into a Post card to feel the gift of the ocean and the protected animals. Once you find parking, stroll and watch over the shoulder of local artist.

Thank Julie W
Reviewed yesterday

I expected to be wowed. But honestly there are prettier coast lines in California. The cove had sea lions on the rocks. Really disappointed that the city didn't block off this area as some just gave birth and tourists were getting too close causing stress...More

Thank MKtravelers19
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cove and the beach at La Jolla are absolutely beautiful. The area is pretty busy with residence and tourist so come early to secure a spot. The overall vibe is Friendly and a great time.

1  Thank Nosha22
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place to walk and explore. The fog stayed there for much of the day and the cool breeze felt good. parking can be tricky but its free.

Thank rwich
Reviewed 2 days ago

The beach here is nice. The rocks close by are home to many sea lions and cormorants. Barking is common here! We visited friends who were staying in the area. They were going swimming and snorkeling later. We weren't prepared for that, but they said...More

Thank 2fortheroad2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My cousins suggested this place and ita reallt majestic and seeing the Sea Lions really made my stay and vacation worth it..

Thank rhyan h
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking scenery, but parking is a problem if you want to get out and walk a bit. If you do find parking, take the time to walk along the sidewalk above the rocky shore or take the stairs down to the small beach. Seals and...More

Thank OnlyOneOpinion
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a beautiful area to wander in . The ocean is beautiful and the sea animals fascinating. The adjacent park is most comfortable for relaxing or having a picnic. Great restaurants nearby.

Thank Jill R R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

La Holla was probably my 2nd favoritw beach i went to. The sea lions are so fun to watch and hear!! This time of year there are SOO many babies out and they're adorable! One tip, these things are protective of their young, so don't...More

Thank Mya M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The place to go in La Jolla. Colleagues loved it! Views are spectacular. Food is incrediable. Overall, a wonderful, wonderful place!

Thank Troy G
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Are the seals there all year round? Visiting in August Thanks
23 June 2017|
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Response from TXSeabees | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You will be able to see them up close
jennifer s
Is an Arizona State issued handicap placard suffient for parking in handicap parking in this area?
16 May 2017|
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Response from arturoaguilar68 | Reviewed this property |
I think Arizona State Placard is ok for parking in Handicap La Jolla Area, if you go to a Restaurant is better use the valet Parking, if you go to La Jolla Cove there is always a place to park, of course you have to be... More
I have multiple questions on parking.. 1. Is the street parking free or paid? Any different in the weekend and weekdays? 2. Which day is better to visit there between Sunday and Monday with regards to the street parking? 3. If the street parking is not free, is there any public or private parking and cost? Thanks!
23 April 2017|
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Response from jrskk | Reviewed this property |
Monday would be better. Go early for parking on Coast Ave or you can easily park for free on Eads, Draper, Fay and Silverado , then just walk over to the Cove. There will be a somewhat steep but short grade to walk to the... More