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Sunny Jim Cave

1325 Cave St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
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1325 Cave St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a cool quick little stop that won't cost you an arm and a leg. Kids 16 and under are $3. Take the time to read the history. Very interesting, but also very different.

Thank toucanjoe
Reviewed 3 days ago

The wooden steps can be a little slippery and the 145 (from memory) so coming back up your knees might feel it. Cool to think the tunnel was hand dug.

Thank TimboCambridgeshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cave is cool but not really worth five bucks, and there a lot of stairs. Low overhead in the stairs.

Thank fishersamj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunny Jim Cave is a must see attraction. When we have family and friends visit we try to take them there. Unfortunately, I didn't consider the tourists and parking. We parked in the public underground lot next to INN BY THE SEA, only 5 bucks....More

Thank Chad G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this cave from both ways of entry. We visited on the water then we also went to the store, paid the 5 dollars and walked down the 150 steps to see the beautiful entrance from a small deck at the bottom. If you...More

Thank Corissa M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We paid the $5 and did the steps. We got to the bottom and about 20 feet from the dock/platform was a sea lion relaxing on a large rock in the cave. It looked like it was doing yoga with it's head stretched way back....More

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We did not do a kayak tour which looks super fun so if you're into that sort of thing I would look into it. We did walk around which was nice but the $5 per person to walk down in the cave was not worth...More

Thank KayDawn97
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Knowing we probably wouldn't have time to see a cave "in the wild" we decided to visit Sunny Jim Cave at The Cave Store. We got very lucky and got a parking spot in the very small lot outside the store. If we would have...More

Thank gypsymamma
Reviewed 29 July 2017

It's basically a cramped staircase down to a cave that offers nothing more than you can see from the shore. This was a waste of time and money that would have been better spent somewhere else.

1  Thank Nick S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Welp, it was Definetly an experience. For 5 bucks, you get to go in a cave. So, why not? This isn't something for babies, elderly, Super tall, claustrophobic, or disabled. You start at the top of 145 wooded, damp, some drenched in water, steps. It's...More

Thank Julie H
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