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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
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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

A Great morning trip, plan a few hours and enjoy. Also nice at sunset. A must and Worth the drive to La Jolla.

Thank michaelcG7748ZT
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are beach lovers and La Jolla Cove was phenomenal! The water was cool and the view was beautiful. The seals were swimming nearby and the kids absolutely loved it. The water was rough in the evening, so be careful with young children.

Thank TxLady30
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful place in SD. A bit pricey, but it was alright considering the setting. Would love to return to this gem in Ca.

Thank culturewayoflife
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had heard about La Jolla Come to see the seals/aea lions. We got there early and parked in the underground parking garage for $10 for the day. There is lots to do in La Jolla. Lots of restaurants and shopping. The cove itself is...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wikipedia states the water smells due to fecal contamination by animals/bird and yet many people were standing in the water barefoot and swimming (barf). Wear close toed shoes and clean them as soon as you get home. However, the view is worth the smell -...More

Thank itsallaboutthefamily
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Its far away from city can witness seals moving around cove.Atmosphere is not so lively.Other sea shore in La Jolla & other areas very lively & attractive

Thank Alokmili77
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a gorgeous spot along the coast, where scores of seals and sea lions congregate. You can meet them from up close, though beware, they are fun but not that friendly.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Jolla cove initially to go kayaking, we arrived a few hours early as we thought we would check the beach out and grab some food. It turned out to be a great idea, the minute we parked up, we...More

Thank NaughtyBri
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a quick visit to see the sea lions and seals in their natural habitat. La Jolla is a very cute and charming place and we saw more than 20 animals at the same time, so the goal was definitely achieved. Maybe it was...More

2  Thank silvia_martins
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is a great place to spend some time, walking and watching the great views of the sea caves, sea lions and kayaks in the sea. You can rent a kayak and explore the caves too. Great place to have lunch too

Thank Patricia F
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AnimalLuver8
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it would be better to swim at the Children's Beach very close by within walking distance because there are life guards on duty. If you have not swum in the Pacific before it is best to swim where the are life guards... More
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Jenny V
April 25, 2018|
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Response from lorne f | Reviewed this property |
Of course
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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.
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