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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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We visited here to see the seals specifically. It was great to get close to the seals and see them sunning themselves on the shore. There are a few single seals that you are able... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited here to see the seals specifically. It was great to get close to the seals and see them sunning themselves on the shore. There are a few single seals that you are able to get closer to without issue. The smell wasnt as bad as you think and you soon forget about it. Visit if you can.

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

If you want to know where you can go see seals for free then go to the Children's Pool. The kids weren't using it so the seals took it over. But that is okay because there is plenty of shore line for everybody. You see them in their natural habitat and watch them frolic and play or just sunning themselves.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

this is a great place to take children to see seals,wildlife,birds,a great hike along the coast line, we were there as sea world was rescuing a baby seal that was hurt,great to see. pictures and videos a must for remembering and viewing on tv or dvd. la jolla a beautiful city with lots too do

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We enjoyed seeing these animals. Beautiful setting. And yes the smell can be overwhelming but we just made sure the wind was blowing in the opposite direction from where we were standing.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A must stop in La Jolla. From the beautiful scenary to the seals on the beach, talk a walk down and snap a few photos of the seals.

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El Sobrante, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is the place to see Harbor Seals up close. Esp during pupping season. Beach is closed to people when the seals are there (winter/spring). But, you can view them from observation areas above. Wonderful paved path along the shore. This year there were Elephant seals at "the Cove" = short walk east along the shore. Street parking restricted to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A great place for pictures of the cove and the seals. Definitely worth a look, especially for children and/or photographers.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The seals and sea lions here are fascinating to watch. My boys, ages 1 and 4 enjoyed this very much, but I think my husband and I enjoyed it even more! A highlight was to watch the parents and babies interact, both on land and in the water.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited during seal pupping season. It was fun looking at them lying on the beach! The scenery is also very pretty. Definitely worth the visit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a good time our two days here. The ocean was freezing. We only saw a couple of seals. The sea wall is closed. Parking is a nightmare during the weekend.

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