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La Jolla Caves

La Jolla, San Diego, CA
+1 858-459-0746
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Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (81 reviews)
“cave store” (18 reviews)
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La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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+1 858-459-0746
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"sea lions"
in 81 reviews
"cave store"
in 18 reviews
"watch your head"
in 6 reviews
"kayak tour"
in 22 reviews
"gift shop"
in 11 reviews
"waves crashing"
in 8 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 15 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 20 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 6 reviews
"the cliff"
in 9 reviews
"the pacific ocean"
in 7 reviews
"marine life"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful view"
in 6 reviews
"san diego"
in 16 reviews
"clams"
in 7 reviews
"tunnel"
in 17 reviews
"nature"
in 31 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

We did a snorkel tour with Joel at Trident Divers and it was awesome. Great tour and the seals were amazing. The caves were beautiful and the experience of going inside was very unique and hands on. Great experience !

Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a sea cave kayaking tour, which was awesome and saw sea lions everywhere! The area is beautiful and worth seeing.

Thank dlg127
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the seals..the ocean crashing against the rocks,natures amazing power and genius!!!, we ate our lunch on the beach feeling the spray from the ocean....

Thank traumitized
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Touristic but the sea lions are interesting creatures, we have been there many times and seen various puzzling behaviours :-) respect their distances

Thank Hilaire2009
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a lunch near here on our way down to San Diego. This area was beautiful! Loved looking at the sea life and natural beauty.

Thank Emily P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the first time in April 2017 and found it just breathtaking. There's a nice small beach where there water isn't as cold as I expected it to be in the Pacific. Caves are beautiful and pretty easy to climb through.

Thank Jessica P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived in San Diego all my life and I never tire of going to the La Jolla caves and shoreline.

Thank Mary and Arnie S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Caves were amazing while kayaking, just make sure you use your sunscreen because you can still get hit with the UV from the sun even when it is overcast. Trust me because it hurts the next day.

1  Thank Jayvee A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Sunny Jim Cave. Be prepared with the right shoes because you have to climb down stairs into the cave then back up. It cost $5 and we found free two hour parking right outside. Pretty view at the bottom.

1  Thank Charley T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This listing includes several experiences and is a bit confusing. You can walk along the cliffs for free and see beautiful views and the dramatic cave openings. You can pay for a kayak trip to access the caves a little more closely from the water,...More

2  Thank SandyRiver
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Bluebird627
11 February 2017|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
Here's one: adventure.everydaycalifornia There's probably others as well- I just Googled "La Jolla Kayaks"
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Tiffany L
29 July 2016|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
You have plenty of launch locations- go for it!
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vigil_karina
18 January 2016|
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Response from canalcruiser | Reviewed this property |
There are several companies operating Kayak tours. You can check under "Activities" on Trip Advisor or Google Kayak Tours La Jolla. Several operate year round, though sometimes only on weekends in the winter. It can be... More
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