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La Jolla Cove

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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

Just breathe taking from the view to watching the seals and sea lions sleeping on the cliffs. You can sit on a bench and just take in the day or walk along the cliffs to going for a swim. If you are in the area...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Was a cool place to go to. The coves were cool to explore. You could get right up to the seals. Very good place for photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank caacm
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a blue sky day and walked from La Jolla Shores Park south to La Jolla Cove. There are several nice viewing points to see the cove below and the sea life. We were walking but it did seem like parking would be a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CPtraveler123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A place well worth a visit! Beautiful cove with natural rock formation, just beautiful views. Along the coves there are groups of seals that you can watch for ages - a truly amazing location that I will certainly visit again

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matsui132
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful area with wildlife an the ocean. Could watch the waves for hours. Ate nearby which made it even more memorable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vahanning
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a Popular Tourist Attraction! Lots of people around sunset, beautiful place to relax and unwind with friends or family.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Y2C31
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited La Jolla Cove. There are walking trails and parks with green space. Parking is a bit tough, but you can find a spot if you search long enough.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jsmooney
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited here many times and this time was exactly as I remembered. It’s a great walk along the cove, where you can see kayakers, seals, sea lions, pelicans and other shore birds. There is a park close by and lots of shops and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pate468
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can one say beautiful too often? People swim from here in the morning. Others watch the sea lions and more people fish . A good place for a stroll with a baby or someone elderly who can’t walk too far. Plenty of parking close by.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank catherinemL8442JB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So the place itself wasn’t hard to find but the beach that the sea lions lay on....we stumbled upon by accident. I went there looking for them, took 10 min to find a place to park(do not go at sunset b/c that’s when everyone is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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AnimalLuver8
25 July 2018|
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Response from Tarebear6464 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! I recommend not only going to the Childrens pool but also the other side of the cove. The Sea Lions actually swim right by you. There is a water warning for bacteria due to the unusual warm temperatures of the water... More
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Jenny V
25 April 2018|
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Response from lornef123 | Reviewed this property |
Of course
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jywang0723
12 April 2018|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
There are areas open to Pet’s. You will have lots of company. Some of the Preserve areas are off limits but those are limited. Bring your dogs.
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