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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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Take a Moment and Drive By

I took multiple photos of this area. It is a breathtaking view of the entire of not only the Caves, but a view of the sea lions as well. A real tourist attraction that is free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Los Angeles
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I wouldn't pay to go down the stairs. You can take good pictures all around La Jolla. There are many caves along the shoreline, and the seals are everywhere....so you don't need to pay to see it.

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Los Angeles
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I took multiple photos of this area. It is a breathtaking view of the entire of not only the Caves, but a view of the sea lions as well. A real tourist attraction that is free. It is walking distance to a few good restaurants. Public parking directly across the street makes it very convenient.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

$5 is worth the 145 steps to the cave cove as it is a good workout but also very neat experience. I will be totally honest and say that you won't be blown away once you get to the bottom, but IMHO, it is worth it to say you did it and also to admire that it was made by... More 

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Ny
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The "tour" consists of a walk through a store in which you pay 5$ per person. You walk down 145 steps (which were built a hundred years ago--so that in itself is cool)-- to a platform looking out of a cave. Even if you take pictures, you can be ther for ariund five minutes. You the. Walk back up. The... More 

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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

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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167 reviews 167 reviews
33 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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304 reviews 304 reviews
168 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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