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La Jolla Shores Park

8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“la jolla shores” (204 reviews)
“great beach” (163 reviews)
“boogie boarding” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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"la jolla shores"
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"great beach"
in 163 reviews
"boogie boarding"
in 33 reviews
"family beach"
in 28 reviews
"clean beach"
in 41 reviews
"scripps pier"
in 48 reviews
"life guards"
in 30 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 38 reviews
"san diego"
in 133 reviews
"grassy area"
in 33 reviews
"free parking"
in 54 reviews
"leopard sharks"
in 52 reviews
"street parking"
in 28 reviews
"low tide"
in 24 reviews
"tide pools"
in 41 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 25 reviews
"torrey pines"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful, clean, and well maintained. Very popular for San Diego residence. A great beach to walk on and life guards on duty (check hours) for swimmers. The beach has a gradual slope so very good for children. There is an area just a short walk...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had such a wonderful time at this beach. The water felt perfect. Very busy but I highly recommend!

Thank Shari R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Been going here since I was a kid - beautiful beach, can take long walks past the pier - gets much less crowded as you go North away from the parking lot. If you want to kayak (Many places to rent from right there -...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not a touristy spot, but a great way to go to the beach without a lot of trouble. You can avoid the parking fee and park along the streets if you don't have a lot of gear. Bathrooms were standard park type, showers to clean...More

5  Thank NorCalFunMom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Good for family visits. Adequate parking. Unlike La Jolla Cove, nothing to see underwater (but you can park!).

Thank RaW431
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. Nice low waves for the kids - perfect for body boarding. Surfing allowed on the right and you can walk to a spot where you can snorkel and see Tiger Sharks swimming around the feet of unaware tourists. Amazing!

1  Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach was busy, but yet had enough room for us to enjoy the sun and sand. They also had public showers to rinse off before we left.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go hang out and enjoy the surf and warm waters while visiting. Nice sand and full of people

Thank troy f
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach is long and beautiful. Sand is white and soft. A few grand houses to look at. Even in December it was a fun place to be.

Thank Multicolor
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had only a couple hours to spend at the beach in La Jolla. This is a gorgeous mile Long Beach with free parking and restroom facilities. Good for families too.

Thank Lindar529629
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Marianne E
3 December 2017|
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Response from Emanuele B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marianne, If there is no traffic you can go from mission beach to La Jolla in 15-20 min. No idea about the Cabanas
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Donna T
7 June 2017|
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Response from JoAnn H | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking lot that fills fast during the day and for sunset (and probably during the grunion runs). There is free street parking however, just plan to walk a few blocks. Don't forget to drop a pin so you don't... More
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Harriet123_13
25 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sunbathing should be ok, the temperatures during the day are quite warm, even right now, provided there is no cloud cover or even fog. The water temperature of the Pacific Ocean is generally not very warm, especially not... More
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