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La Jolla Shores Park

8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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US$ 79.00*
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Leopard Shark Snorkel Tour in La Jolla
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US$ 69.98*
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San Diego Surf Lessons
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US$ 79.98*
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (149 reviews)
“la jolla shores” (183 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The beach is great and we saw a group of Leopard Sharks only a few feet off shore. Amazing. Plenty of local parking. Be warned, the water is cold even in the summer.

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 3 days ago

A packed weekend beach with plenty of people watching. Great views of people taking selfies then face plantinmg when they trip in the sand.

Thank Geddy A
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful beach with FREE municipal parking (if you can be patient!), clean sand, wonderful family friendly crowd and perfect waves suitable for kids and adults of all ages. We had a great afternoon here, and the beach is within walking distance of food and...More

Thank VDA2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

While visiting San Diego, we decided to go to La Jolla to see the seals and sea lions. We asked our awesome Uber driver, Thomas, which area would be best to go to first. He said if we wanted to see the seals and sea...More

Thank vmcgarry
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great beach and surf, not too much seaweed. Get there early on the weekend/holiday, the parking lot fills up fast.

Thank David427
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice park to go surfing, sit on the beach suntan and relax, there is also a grass area with tables, the bathrooms are clean, it's a nice place to go to, parking is hard to find.

Thank jongotlimer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent many a day/night at this beach back in the day. Now, parking is ridiculous at any time of day, all days. There on a Friday and was elbow to elbow. Sad.

Thank PBJUtah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Jolla Shores offers a clean, beautiful setting for a day at the beach. Well patrolled, visitors are directed to either a surfing area or a swimming and playing area. But just enjoying the sand and sound of the surf are good enough for me!...More

Thank DLMarlin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 17 year old son took a surfing lesson at this beach and park, it was a wonderful experience. the park had restrooms and close by restaurants and stores

Thank _jdleonard5347
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach was clean and easy to walk as we watched our granddaughter enjoy the waves. The signs about where children should be was not clear.

Thank Sue D
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Donna T
7 June 2017|
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Response from JoAnn H | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking lot that fills fast during the day and for sunset (and probably during the grunion runs). There is free street parking however, just plan to walk a few blocks. Don't forget to drop a pin so you don't... More
25 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sunbathing should be ok, the temperatures during the day are quite warm, even right now, provided there is no cloud cover or even fog. The water temperature of the Pacific Ocean is generally not very warm, especially not... More
8 November 2016|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
It's nice all year, but the waters going to be 60 degree's. Growing up here we always thought it was funny when the tourist went swimming in the winter, But heck, might be your first time in the Pacific Ocean. You can rent... More