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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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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” (148 reviews)
“la jolla shores” (180 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice beach. The sand is very soft and the slope is very nice. There are bathrooms/beach showers in the area which is nice. There are lifeguards along the area and constantly patrolling which is great. There is some seaweed along here...More

Thank MeganG6457
Reviewed 31 August 2016

La Jolla Shores is such a charming, quiet diversion from downtown La Jolla. There is a great little strip of restaurants and shops to cover pretty much all of your needs and tastes, and the beachside park is a great place to play.

Thank BJ_and_Leslie
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Tried to get to the beach but the area was very crowded. Parking was full everywhere. Beach looked very nice except for the crowds. Probably better on a weekday.

Thank Chuck8700
Reviewed 30 August 2016

La Jolla Shores Beach is a great family beach. It is relatively shallow and most often the surf is calm. The sand seems to have been banked so there is still lots of beach even at high tide. The City of San Diego maintains the...More

1  Thank Peggy W
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is by far my favorite beach in San Diego - wide, safe and great waves for body surfing. Parking is a little tight. There is a really good mix of people who come here too, including many locals which in itself is a good...More

Thank Carolyn4421
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Whenever I come to this beach, parking is always a problem. I like to fly my kite but have not seen anyone do that here so I usually go to Mission Beach to fly it. La Jolla Shores is cleaner than Mission Beach since there...More

Thank Reg A
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This is the best family beach in my opinion. There are a lot of other beaches that are amazing but this one has bathrooms close, grass for those who don't want to get sandy and a beach that has a nice slow progressive drop. We...More

1  Thank JessieNShannon
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Nice beach but too much seaweed. Safe waves, can see fish and seals. A great place to launch a kayak and see the cove and caves.

Thank misswizz35
Reviewed 26 August 2016

La Jolla Shores is our favorite ocean beach in San Diego. Long beach for walking or playing in the surf. Several groups of kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and surfing. Our second visit to be able to see the leopard sharks in the surf, You can walk...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

La Jolla Shores is the perfect beach for swimming, walking, shell collecting, etc. This is a wonderful beach for families as there is a strong lifeguard presence, and the shallow water extends for a distance enabling one to wade and splash without committing to deep...More

Thank Anne T
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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