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Address: 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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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go see the seals

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We visit the children's pool everytime we go to san diego, it just a fun place to watch the seals and the pups

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We have been here several times on our trips to San Diego, it is always fun to see the Sea Lions. This time of year there were many pups. There are renovations going on so the walkway is closed off, the sign said until Oct 2015. There was also an over protective local walking around telling everyone to stay away... More 

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Portland, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is seal pupping season and the pool area is closed. On the other hand, if you enjoy watching the seal pups you will like it a lot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You dont have to go there because its just a stinky beach with some seals and pelican. You have to watch them from the street. This poor animals have no quite days. Better enjoy the amazing beaches of La Jolla

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you can find parking, this is a great family place. Nice protected beach area with lots of sand for kids to run and play.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Such a shame we allow the bullies to take our small beach that was once built safe for our kids to swim and snorkel. They have thousands of miles of coastline to go but we have to allow them to take over this small beach. Now we have seal poo to smell up the entire area and more sharks that... More 

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