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“la jolla shores”(210 reviews)
“great beach”(164 reviews)
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

La Jolla is so beautiful. The beach is gorgeous. Great place for families. Seemed pretty safe. Parking tough on weekend.

Thank Linda5355
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful beach for adults AND kids. The water is shallow for quite a distance, so no worries about kids walking out and 'dropping off'! Also has tide pools toward the Scripps Institute (walking North on the beach). Lots of 'wide' beach area...More

Thank 237kathyo
Reviewed 3 days ago

Admittedly we arrived latish in the day, and the weather had turned a bit cloudy, but I have visited much nicer beaches in the USA, eveybody was telling us this was a great beach and a must visit. We were left pretty much under whelmed...More

Thank Tyke9
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love the Shores but try to limit my sun exposure, (I get really burnt) Lotsa stores -aside from not finding 100 factor sunscreen, I stayed because the beach kept calling me. Amy... My husband loves to chase me in the waves. It's such a...More

Thank Passenger816257
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

La Jolla Shores is where a lot of water activities start. It has a designated parking lot, but in the summer months fills up fast. Just as a personal preference this isn’t my first choice in beaches. I think it gets crowded & I don’t...More

Thank Reneetravels2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great views, moderate to strong waves, shops renting out stuff, great restaurants and wildlife! - sea lions, gulls, seals etc. Go there... try your best to avoid the car if you dont want to pay $50 for parking or spend an hours looking for a...More

Thank Shreyansh182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Labor Day weekened with my husband, 4 small children, my brother and his two kids. A great environment for family's. The life gaurds where great at making sure everyone was safe. Friendly people and what a beautiful place to be!!!

Thank jamiegarcia87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Jolla Shores Park is so great for families, surfers, swimmers, boogie boarders.... picnic people, sandcastle-builders, sun-bathers, fire-pit people (the only public beach fire-pits remaining along the coast).... frisbee in the grassy park or on the beach, long coast walks at sunset or sunrise, kiddie...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach, beautiful water in August!! Took a walk down with the teens, no phones, they loved it..said it looked like a screen saver lol

Thank S B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great beach. So pretty! Not too far from San Diego. Good place to enjoy! Friendly people and lots of food nearby.

Thank Dave E
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Marianne E
December 2, 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
Donna T
June 7, 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
March 25, 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