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.
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C M
6 contributions
Nov. 2022
Beautiful beach walk ways plus the seals and the houses and shops. A great trip for the day. A nice park to have a picnic and to walk on the rocks.
Written November 24, 2022
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Trish
London, UK15 contributions
Aug. 2022
The most beautiful coast, incredible blue skies, great for a family day out, lots of parking available in the area too.
Written November 21, 2022
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spongebob2210
Horsham, UK93 contributions
Nov. 2022
Such a fun venue and so many funny sea lions. The noises are hilarious. Free attraction. Kids would love this !
Written November 17, 2022
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Sarah H
Memphis, TN38 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Couples
We enjoyed seeing the sea lions and seals. They were a little stinky but not unbearable. The morning we went the swimmers were out for their daily swim. There’s plenty of walking around the cove for a for different views. You can also walk down to the actual beach. I like the walk out from the “kid pool” area but what out not to get splashed! Pretty cool to see nature you so close. After you visit the cove La Jolla has a lot of shopping and eating so you could stay busy for an afternoon.
Written November 13, 2022
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maha123
Orlando, FL110 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Friends
Stunning view plus watching all the amazing sea creatures the way they swim or sound are so beautiful, this area i could just sit and watch for hours it’s so amazing the sounds of waves hitting the Rocks are incredible
Written November 11, 2022
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brandiebarker
Lindsborg, KS13 contributions
Oct. 2022
La Jolla Cove cannot be missed during your trip to San Diego! The scenery is beautiful and what fun it is to see the sea lions and seals up close. We visited in October so it was a bit too cool for me to jump in the water, but in the summer, I would absolutely jump in and swim and snorkel. We also spotted a few dolphins out in the ocean while there...and watched a gorgeous sunset. We visited La Jolla Cove 3 out of the 5 days while in San Diego...Just LOVED it!
Written November 1, 2022
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David
5 contributions
Oct. 2022
Beautiful seafront, great shops and cafes. Great walks along the caves to La Jolla Shores.
We will return again soon
Written November 1, 2022
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Britney M
San Diego, CA4 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Solo
Gotta love seeing the sea lions. Definitely a must when visiting San Diego! They are a little bit smelly!! Haha. Have fun!
Written October 25, 2022
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C E
Portland, OR25 contributions
Aug. 2022
It just so relaxing and a peaceful place to sit and think
or just take in all the beauty of this place in La Jolla
Written October 19, 2022
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donna m
Tacoma, WA7 contributions
Oct. 2022
Pretty decent beach....once you've seen a beach, few miles away is the same type of beach. Sunshine, sand, water, happiness, what else do you need?
Written October 16, 2022
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