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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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Beautiful location

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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Long Beach, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great place to watch seals (or could be sea lions, I can't pretend to tell) in the wild. Lots of them here. In April, we particularly enjoyed watching some juveniles struggle to learn to climb out of the sea and onto a rock to sun with the rest of their clan. Problem - even on a weekday there are just... More 

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St. Louis, MO USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful coastal views. There is a raised pathway along the shoreline with steps down to each of the cove beaches. Children's beach was closed due to construction but lots of sea lions, seals, and birds to watch and rocks to climb on.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went at night, and it was gorgeous! If you're looking for somewhere to swim, this is not the place, as it is always inhabited by seals, and this is well known. However, for a seal viewing area and overall lookout spot, this place is gorgeous.

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Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was there on Mother's Day and it was packed. Parking was an issue. Seeing the seals was pretty cool, but the smell of seal poop was unbelievable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

They are working on the sidewalks and the steps in the area so access was a little dificult. The views were great. We didn't bother to walk down. It was too crowded. Maybe will go back in a ouple of weeks.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's a beach that was taken over by seals...you can stand above them and watch them sunning themselves and swimming. My kids loved it.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Well somehow the city leaders have allowed one of San Diego's most treasured beaches to become an open sewer. Sea lions have taken over a dedicated swim area resulting in the loss of a great swim area and a retching stink permeating most of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Watching the seals is amazing. There were babies as well :-) and the views are awesome, all the coves and rocks. It's a nice town too, cute stores and restaurants

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Got to watch momma and baby seals resting on the beach and swimming in the surf. Construction at street level obscured some of the beauty as did many tourists.

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