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Address: 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 850
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over...
It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over and it's a main tourist and local attraction. Great picture spot.
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Harbor Seals are skittish....

Get there early to see the Harbor Seals. They re very skittish and by mid morning, when it was getting crowded, they all took cover in the water.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado

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Plano
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You have to go just to see the seals!!! That might have been the highlight of our trip!! Just loved watching them play in the water or sun bathing on the rocks. Lots of tide pools to find!! We even saw baby seagulls.

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Islamorada Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit, even though parking can be challenging. Be patient while waiting for a space, or just use the parking garage for 5 bucks. Nice spot, sea lions abound, Plenty of photo opportunities..

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La Jolla, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's called the Children's Pool because that's why it was originally created. But clearly it has become the pool to the seals and it's fun to see them there in the morning and in the late afternoon when they return from eating. There's major construction going on...well, it looks like there's construction happening but there isn't anything going on that... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was a place for kids and folks w/ physical disabilities to enter the ocean in gentle, clear waters. About 10 years ago, seals seem to have made it their home. Not much swimming going on in the cove, but nice to walk out on the sea wall and look around..

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful "pool" where you can sit on the beach or swim right next to seals. We were so wishing we had our kids w/ us to experience this.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Get there early to see the Harbor Seals. They re very skittish and by mid morning, when it was getting crowded, they all took cover in the water.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I thought it sounded silly at first, but seeing the seals is worth it! Especially with their pups! Just don't mess with them....place was under construction when we went but still really enjoyable. Try not to let your kids scream, it spooks the animals!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Seals were resting on the beach. Not a good idea to bother them. A few people swam and bothered the seals. We chose not to swim because the water was very cold and we just wanted tonsee the seals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was an area where the city had given for young Children to go in the surf and the waves not knock them down. There is a wall built around it so the waves were not overbearing. But the Seals took over the area and they have their pubs there and now children can not swim in their but it... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

So gorgeous...white, soft sand and stunning rock formations/tide pools. So relaxing and the sun came out for us. Parked on the street, free parking. Short walk to the beach from street. So relaxing and next time, we will spend more time on our beach chairs there. We enjoyed taking pics and feeling the soft sand on our feet. The water... More 

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Address: Address: 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 850
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla

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