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These caves are great to see from the walkway above, but it doesn't look like a good idea to attempt going inside because of the tides. Also you might disrupt the sea lions that are all around the area.
Beautiful scenery!!! The best part of the whole experience is not just hiking and viewing the beautiful water and beach below, it's getting to be up close and personal with the seals!! They're so cute and what fun!
This is probably THE best place in La Jolla to watch the sunset. Some magnificent colours if you are lucky enough to be there on a clouded day. The caves and formations are impressive to explore. Easy to find parking although there are a ton...More
There is a hiking trail that is easily accessed that runs along the cliff besides the caves. It is very relaxing to watch the ocean run in and out of the caves and see the sea bird life in a very natural setting.
Interesting part of the La Jolla shoreline to explore. We went down into one cave at the Cave Store location, wow a lot of steps but the reward was a fantastic view and some amazing pictures. Trying to forget we had to hike back up...More
I think there are approximately 150 steps down the cave and then up again. But it is breathtaking when you get down there. You enter through a gift shop, get your ticket, and then go down the stairs. It was well lit and it was...More
If Batman has a second location for Comic Con visits, it wouldn't be here. There is little privacy, let alone secrecy at this overly populated area. The ocean entrance is extremely crowded with kayaks, snorkelers and boats. And for good reason! The place is extremely...More
We took a kayak tour to see the caves. It was very congested, with groups from several tour companies, plus lots of snorkelers. Kayaks can only go in two at a time, and groups of snorkelers often prevent entry. Had to wait quite a long...More
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There are several companies operating Kayak tours. You can check under "Activities" on Trip Advisor or Google Kayak Tours La Jolla. Several operate year round, though sometimes only on weekends in the winter. It can be... More
There are several companies operating Kayak tours. You can check under "Activities" on Trip Advisor or Google Kayak Tours La Jolla. Several operate year round, though sometimes only on weekends in the winter. It can be cold, though and this winter is much more rainy than usual -- so check the weather and dress accordingly! (By the way, the tour companies say they take tours of the caves. The kayak's don't go into the caves. They go past a number of shallow caves and usually stop outside and peer into the big cave. If you are kayaking on your own -- you can go through the cave (only about 30 feet wide) on one side and come out the other BUT, on weekends there will usually be a lifeguard or kayak company employee telling you you can't (because the don't want the tours going through so they just exclude everyone) and, if you're doing it on your own -- do not enter if water levels are low or if there is any sort of surge. It can be very dangerous! You should only attempt it in flat water where the cave rocks are well covered by water and when there is no surge. And even then it is not for amateurs! Have fun.