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La Jolla Caves

La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #15 of 26 Attractions in La Jolla
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Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling
Description: Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It was pretty exciting. There was a rush of water to get in and then you had to turn around and push to paddle out. There were baby seals. What made it difficult was that there were also people snorkeling in the same place so we had to be very careful. They were not careful, they swam wherever they wanted.

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Seal Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I spent the better part of the day on Sunday, August 24, 2014 just exploring this beautiful part of Southern California that we just ignored for whatever silly reason. We strolled along the walk overlooking the caves and made it all the way to children's beach. We were pretty hungry by then and found a local deli/bakery,... More

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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

All of the caves have an interesting back-story, but only one can be entered. This takes a little nerve, as the waves crash into the cliffs and you need to time the entry and exit. We did this with help from our tour guides, which is highly advised, especially if you are a novice kayaker. I would like to do... More

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Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The caves are beautiful. We went on a kayak/snorkel tour with La Jolla Kayak, we were able to swim into one of the caves. There were 2 sea lions perched on a shelf in the cave. Awesome experience.

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Levittown
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

To get down to the caves by foot you must pay $5 per person. The steps are slick and you must hold on to the railing to avoid slipping. 144 steps so think twice about making the journey. It opens up to a cavern and you see the ocean. Takes about 5 minutes for the entire experience.

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West Jordan, Utah
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Neat to see the caves, only able to go inside one of them, but still quite the scenic adventure. Sea Lions hang out inside the caves and the rock formations are amazing.

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Page, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Such a great place to spend a day near the water. Very nice little hidden section of the area and well worth.

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VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is interesting. You go down many steps for a small platform with waves coming in...worth seeing but probably better with kayak...quaint little place though. The shop is great with some nice jewelry.

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Bowie, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you're in the San Diego La Jolla caves are a must see. The view is awesome. While it can be a little crowded I didn't have a problem finding street parking. Be prepared to walk though to experience all La Jolla caves have to offer - it's well worth it!

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is a fee of $4 to walk into a dark man-made cave. With great care, you descend 144 steps. It is not designed for large groups anyone with disabilities. At the bottom you reach the opening above the Pacific Ocean. It is a great experience to say you did it once.

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