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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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Cave tunnel to the ocean

This is a must see, once. It's a tad pricey, and the way is quite steep, but it's interesting to do and see this gem at least one time while you're there. Get some cool pics at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We parked right at the park and got to walk on the beach which was full of seals. They were so cute and did not mind people walking around them and taking pictures. The smell was not so great, but their sweet faces more than made up for it! The entire La Jolla area was beautiful. It is truly worth... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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147 reviews 147 reviews
28 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

La Jolla is a beautiful town and the caves are a fun addition. You can take one of the elevators down to the walkway and watch the seals interact with kayackers. Beautiful nature experience. A beautiful walkway along the cove.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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295 reviews 295 reviews
162 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I saw them very impressive. People kayak there and it must be a lot of fun if you have the time .I wish I had more time to do this.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We walked all along the historic cliff walk and enjoyed the views of seals, sea birds, kayakers, and ocean swimmers. I highly recommend that folks get out of their cars and really explore the area.

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Munich, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very nice experience if done at the golden hour (sunset). I did that with the kayak and was really really nice to approach the caves from a different perspective

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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a must see, once. It's a tad pricey, and the way is quite steep, but it's interesting to do and see this gem at least one time while you're there. Get some cool pics at the end of the trail. After that, head to the beach and relax, you will have earned it.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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52 reviews 52 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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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