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La Jolla Cove

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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (2,335 reviews)
“on the rocks” (543 reviews)
“wild animals” (95 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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"sea lions"
in 2,335 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 543 reviews
"wild animals"
in 95 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 136 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 148 reviews
"san diego"
in 433 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 114 reviews
"small beach"
in 93 reviews
"nice walk"
in 86 reviews
"great place to see"
in 88 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 172 reviews
"tide pools"
in 182 reviews
"children's pool"
in 190 reviews
"the cliff"
in 85 reviews
"cove"
in 1,941 reviews
"smell"
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"parking"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The waves, rocks, ocean, everything was stunning to see. There were dozens of sea lions and seals lounging around, and they created the most awful smell. We had to drive around for parking for 20 minutes before finally going for the 10$/hour parking offered by...More

1  Thank joyleigh27
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Reviewed yesterday

Make sure you take time to see the cove and walk around the park. With every turn, the views get better.

Thank nadj68
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Reviewed yesterday

This area is so lovely, and the seals are amazing. I don't understand why visitors insist on going down on the beach when mothers have just given birth to their babies. What the heck is up with that? STAY AWAY and do not disturb the...More

1  Thank Barb H
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Reviewed yesterday

Very crowded with humans, but fascinating wildlife. Pelicans and Brandt's cormorants nesting on the cliffs, and a huge colony of "fragrant" sea lions barking loudly on the rocks will entertain young and old alike. Walk down the paved path to the Children's beach at low...More

1  Thank Air_Mom14
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pretty views, with the cliffs and sea lions. Walking paths from sidewalk to dirt paths up through the hills. Great scenic views.

Thank erikjrob
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing to see the Sea Lions taking over the rocks and beach area. Photo ops were just perfect even with some fog.

Thank nhlefty
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m so happy we went to La Jolla Cove. My day was truly made watching the sea lions. It didn’t smell as bad as some others had mentioned. I think it was a general beach like smell. Wear comfy shoes and a jacket. It can...More

Thank Blkstarr26
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most beautiful coast lines I have seen. The views driving to La Jolla cove are amazing and when you get there it’s absolutely beautiful. The sea lions were a surprise. Parking is easy just be patient. It could...More

Thank aishany1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful experience. The seals and sea lions are adorable and the views are amazing. Definitely stay till sunset. There are some cool shops and restaurants near by also.

Thank Marlene W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Low tide is better but Seals are there most times. Low tide you can walk through the caves but fantastic experience with natural wildlife

Thank Bamffany
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Christine B
8 January 2018|
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Response from lwpmjp | Reviewed this property |
I think La Jolla with the seals would be a must see.We were there with the full moon just coming up. Be sure to get to a bathroom before the park.(just saying). We were there Dec. 1st. I loved the area around and in San... More
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Heidi-ready-2-travel
9 December 2017|
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Response from Alan B | Reviewed this property |
The sea lions are always there. You will enjoy the beautiful view. Enjoy.
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lollygirl52
5 August 2017|
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Response from Marc S | Reviewed this property |
I’ve been there in late December and mid-January and seals have been highly visible during both visits. From my perspective the better time to visit La Jolla Cove is in mid-January when the unique California Brown Pelicans... More
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