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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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Home of the seals

There has been much controversy over the Children's Pool. Even though there are many miles of beaches in the area, some want the pool cleared of seals, who have made their home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There has been much controversy over the Children's Pool. Even though there are many miles of beaches in the area, some want the pool cleared of seals, who have made their home there. I enjoy visiting the pool and watching the seals.

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Although it's called Children's Pool, in La Jolla, you won't see any human children. The beach is closed for the Spring and hopefully forever, to swimmers. This small beach is shared by seals and now it's full of moms and babies. I was out yesterday and couldn't count the baby seals laying on the beach and swimming with their moms.... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for the whole family to hang out... The ocean breeze in the air and usually the sun is out and shinning so what more could you ask for ?? Oh, how about the seals on the beach and the waves crashing on the rocks...AWESOME !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Great to see the harbor seals, breathe the salt air, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Pacific shore.

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West Jordan, Utah
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a fun location right on the beach just west of town where the seals gather. They soak up the sun on the beach and enjoy the clear blue waters of La Jolla. The young seals are especially cute to watch as they learn the ropes at their mother's side. The sea wall shelters this beach, and it's fun... More 

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visited in February and thoroughly enjoyed the views of seals and their pups on the beach. The beach itself was off limits but we found the ocean views from above and the seal-watching to be a lot of fun. A lot of other people did, too, especially on the weekend when it was fairly crowded. We also enjoyed seeing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved going here to see the seals and the pups. The pups were very entertaining as they just played in the water. You are very close but cannot go in the water. Traveled here with my two boys 8 and 11. This is worth a stop if you are in or near La Jolla. It is always more fun for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visited as what they call the Children s Pool. Very nice to see the waves hit and come over the wall, we also walked the wall and looked down into the water and the seals. Tons of large and small seals, i would not suggest you wander close by, but to stand back and watch is very entertaining.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While traveling back to LA from San Diego we drove up the coast and stopped in to let the kids see the seals. Being from the east coast, our kids had neveer seen seals outside of an aquarium, so they were excited to see them up close in a natural environment. A fun activity for those with kids passing through.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited in February when we could see a few baby seals along with many adult seals laying on the beachg enjoying the warm sun. Part of a great ocean coast line walk in La Jolla

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