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La Jolla Cove

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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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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” (2,219 reviews)
“on the rocks” (509 reviews)
“wild animals” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited La Jolla Cove during our stay in San Diego. We went on a sunday and the traffic was really heavy and had to drive around a long time to find a parking spot. The little cove was crowded with people. It was nice...More

Thank vince G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice walk with beautiful views! Enjoyed seeing the seals and the birds. Many people were snorkeling and kayaking which allowed them to get up close to the seals. It was a nice walk, made a pit stop for an “adult beverage” on the return walk.!

Thank KAPtravels33
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view is spectacular everywhere and lots of free parking. There are spaces down by the childrens area and spaces available further north. Both areas have walkways to the beach. A great place for pictures bring a telephoto lens for the sea lions.

Thank sunfun4850
Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved La Jolla cove for the kayaking, walking the coast and seeing the sea lions and seals and for visiting the city! Beautiful!

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a spectacular beach! Everyone was so friendly and seeing the sea lions and seals was so special. Though I will say it was disappointing to see some tourists ignore the requests posted all over to not get to close to the animals, I guess...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 2 days ago

La Jolla Cove is a great thing to do when you've got time to take a leisurely stroll. The Coast Boulevard is pretty much a wide sidewalk that follows the coastline, that is a flat even surface, and great for everyone. Many benches along the...More

Thank TravelBuddy0406
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow, sunset, cormorants, and seals. Beautiful park. Almost didn't find a parking space. It was so awesome!

Thank jsray
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are seals and sea lions right up close. The coastal walk is beautiful. Bring swim suits for warm days as the water is lovely and there are gold fish, snorkeling and scuba diving right from the shore.

Thank sacJohansson
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to LaJolla several times over the years and it never fails to disappoint. We love to see the seals swimming and sun bathing. Don't go expecting to be on the beach. We were able to park for free on the street which...More

Thank Amy N
Reviewed 3 days ago

The waves and the seals are worth the trip. Especially on a hot day! It's cool in a storm, too, however!

Thank Dave P
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5 August 2017|
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Response from Belinda I | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry but I'm not able to answer this question as I've only visited in the summer.
Wade P
6 July 2017|
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Response from schambl1 | Reviewed this property |
We kayaked the sea caves at La Jolla beach & loved it. Also, got up close with the sea lions on the cliffs. It was a very relaxed, beautiful beach. Torey Pines is more for the enthusiast for excerise in my opinion but nice... More
Wade P
6 July 2017|
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Response from Mic3364 | Reviewed this property |
I think La Jolla is better!!