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Address: La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling
Description: Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low...
Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

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Amazing experience

Why this is listed 10th on here is beyond me. My teenage son and I kayaked through the caves and loved every minute of it. It was absolutely one of the highlights of our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Why this is listed 10th on here is beyond me. My teenage son and I kayaked through the caves and loved every minute of it. It was absolutely one of the highlights of our California tour. I would much rather be out on the water exploring the caves and wild life then be stuck in the grid lock and shop.... More 

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San Diego
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had to forego the adventure due to bad knees. But the little gift shop was enjoyable - lots of handmade earrings and necklaces, all quite reasonably priced, too. (Yes, I bought some earrings!) Be sure to walk around on the trails (free) above the caves and just outside the gift shop. Parking can be next to impossible right there,... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We wandered the coastline and saw the caves, we decided not to explore it as we were running late. Its a good spot for kayaking and scuba diving.

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Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There are so many beautiful things in this area. Parking...not so awesome. During Christmas we went exploring. There's a tiny little shell shop. They have signs advertising for the caves. (Which in my ignorant brain, I was thinking arches). So we went in. The shop is built on top of the cave. You pay a small fee (5 dollars I... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is nice to go see the sea lions but, now you can only stay there for like 5 min tops because of the smell that is associated with it. It is a nice beach though

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Lviv, L'vivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

it's a paradise! Beautiful view! Wild animals and birds around you. Fresh air and ocean complete the picture of amazing La Jolla.

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La Jolla, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
62 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I don't know how loing this place has been here, but I would say at least 60 years. Walk down the cave close to the boiling Pacific. Very interesting when the surf is up. Prepare to get wet.

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london uk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We did not actually go inside the cave but saw it from the outside Whilst viewing the amazing coastline scenery..

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I read some of the other reviews here and I do disagree with the negative reviews. Not sure what they were expecting, but anyway -- I thought the cave was pretty cool. There was an explanation of when the cave stairs/tunnel was dug, which I took a picture of, but I don't have it in front of me right now.... More 

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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54 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It's a long way down the 150 or so stairs to the cave and if you cannot stand the smells of seals and birds you won't want to go, but we thought it was worth the $5 each to experience being inside of a cave. Lots of birds and a seal or two swimming by as the high tide crashed... More 

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