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Children's Pool

850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over and it's a main tourist and local attraction. Great picture spot.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This was donated to be a children's pool in La Jolla, but has been invaded by seals and has become a ghastly smelling place. I guess there are those who enjoy seeing the seals, and animal activists have promoted keeping them safe, but their presence...More

1  Thank Fallbrookian
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Arrived to see about 6 Seals lying on the small beach and a few more in the water. We expected that to be it, but as we took a walk around the point there would have been a further 50 plus on the smaller beach....More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It is interesting to see the seals jump in the water in a natural surroundings but mostly fun for kids to be in the sand and water's end. Leave the swimming for the seals though!

Thank seniortravelbug
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

There are nice to have children's pool but seal take over place ! Little cold and raining today but lot of people are visiting! Very nice !

Thank Wasabi1829
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Go see the seals and sea lions! Smelly, but so fascinating. The whole area is fun to walk around and there is lots to watch!

Thank ChristyMtP
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Loved the beautiful views of the waves at sunset! Also got great photos of the seals! A lot of fun! Bring a camera and take it all in!

Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

If I am Lucky enough to be in San Diego, then I am heading to see the glorious seals at the Children's Pool. I will walk out onto the long pier and take a ridiculous number of photos and groove on the smell of the...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great location to see the seals. My kids, 3 and 6, loved walking out on the wall with the waves crashing around us. Parking was easy and the views were great. It was also helpful that public restrooms were available.

Thank texasgirl-98
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is called the CHILDRENS POOL, but animal activists have ruined it for the CHILDREN. The land was donated to provide a safe haven for families with children to have a place to wade and play in the water. Then seals visited, and animal whiners...More

Thank Leo N
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This American Life is one of my favorite Podcasts, and a few weeks ago they replayed an episode about the huge arguments over the seals at Children's Pool in La Jolla, so I had to check it out while I'm down here! So the "Children's...More

2  Thank expat_mbk
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Elide A
Are there sealion in this period of the year? We'd like to come today with kids
30 July 2015|
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Response from InquisitiveTessa | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are sea lions and seals on this coast year round. You'll find seals at the Children's pool and the sea lions typically hand a little north of this at the Cove. You can usually find the sea lions by the smell (it... More