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Ellen Browning Scripps Park

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Address: 1133 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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A lovely place to relax.

Perched high above the ocean surface, the park is a lovely place to relax and enjoy they sound of the beach. Access to the sand is available along the pathway at various... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 August 2016
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Sylmar, California, United States
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Sylmar, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Perched high above the ocean surface, the park is a lovely place to relax and enjoy they sound of the beach. Access to the sand is available along the pathway at various locations, but some of the 'paths' are a little slippery. Get your cameras ready because you are likely to see sea lions rolling in the waves or lounging... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is a small but beautiful park. We love walking along the cliff and around the park. It is a great place for a picnic or to just relax. What really stinks is that dogs are not allowed in the park after 9am. Even if they are leashed and very well behaved. I was approached by park personnel at 9:15... More 

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Frequented the park many times with grandchildren. A truly great way to spend a few hours enjoying the beauty of the cove, Shell Beach, and terrific walk overlooking the water.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Over four days, we kept passing through the park en route to other places. Wonderful place to watch the different types of people and groups that gathered there at different times of day. Looked like some people camped out at the point over night. The Cove adjoins the park.

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soleil2jours
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We didn't realize this was right next to La Jolla Cove and all the sea lions, but I'm glad we got to see it. A nice walk with great views and the unique twisted evergreens.

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Dibrugarh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is a great place to spend an evening in San Diego, said to be the most photographed spot in San Diego. The park is pleasantly beautiful with shady twisted tree groves and with an amazing view of the vast ocean. La Jolla cove is just beside the park and can be seen filled with seals with the waves beating... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Some of the most picturesque sunsets on the west coast. The park is connected to the cove area and shopping. It's a great location with a nice paved walk right at the cliff edge over the water.

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

You can either walk on the paved walkway that goes parallel the shores and head to the cove area where the sea lions hang. We saw kids and adults at play and some even flying kites. I generally go here to enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

What a nice relaxing park. Stroll along the ocean and see sea lions and seals. Step onto the beach and even get close to them. There's plenty of grass to sit and picnic, and plenty of sidewalk and beach to walk as long as you want. A nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

A beautiful park....beautiful views, a quick walk from seals, sea lions and beautiful landscape views! Definitely worth the stop!

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