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La Jolla Cove

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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 5, 2008

I had the opportunity to swim two days in early Oct 2008 at the La Jolla Cove. There is a 100 yard wide swimming channel that leads out from the beach towards Scripps Pier (about 2 miles away.) There is a bouy at 1/4 mile...More

15  Thank Mikeandcris
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 21, 2015

I used to dive at the CHILDREN'S pool in La Jolla. We would enter where the seals now make their home. At that time their were only a hand full of seals making a stop on their journey to their real homes. Even though we...More

8  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed today via mobile

Seals galore just lounging... Very pretty and the surfers were out.. Clean beach perfect for swimming.

Thank kimberly1123
Reviewed yesterday

La Jolla Cove is always a nice place to visit in SD. But I must warn you to put on your walking shoes because you will be walking a lot. Also, parking is a bit difficult, so I suggest to do one drive down the...More

Thank rhernjr
Reviewed yesterday

I was surprised at how small the cove was. The pictures made it appear like a much larger area. I was not impressed with the beaches in the area. There were people actually in the water here, so it must be a little warmer water....More

Thank bmaryWindsor_CT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful beach and awesome weather . Lots to do but parking hard to find . Great restaurants and shopping !

Thank nellyd611
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely place well worth a visit if you are staying in San Diego don’t get a taxi get the 30 bus $14 for 2 people all day head to La Jolla and on the way back stop at the pier and then Old Town San...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place where you want to spend some time gazing at the mighty Pacific as every wave bathes the rocks in sight. Truly relaxing and enjoyable.

1  Thank Hari A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The most amazing natural view you can see!! Lots of seals arriving in this place taking the sun. Your kids are going to love this!!

Thank MVG99
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The setting is absolutely beautiful. The water is rather cold for swimming, yet you see people in the water without wetsuits. The seals were having fun flipping around the swimmers and did not seem to be bothered with humans.

Thank JBernard20
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our first visit and we're glad we stopped. First, parking is VERY difficult to find in the area, but most spots are free. We certainly enjoyed the sights and watching the seals and sea lions. There were MANY on the point. Walk along...More

Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Went here and could see as far as I could look....nice place...seals...easy parking Looking for aplace this is a good place to see

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July 25, 2018|
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Response from Tarebear6464 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! I recommend not only going to the Childrens pool but also the other side of the cove. The Sea Lions actually swim right by you. There is a water warning for bacteria due to the unusual warm temperatures of the water... More
Jenny V
April 25, 2018|
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Response from lorne f | Reviewed this property |
Of course
Jerry W
April 11, 2018|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
There are areas open to Pet’s. You will have lots of company. Some of the Preserve areas are off limits but those are limited. Bring your dogs.