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La Jolla Caves

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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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Nice

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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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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41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved it - it was too serene Loved the weather - sunny bot not too hot - ocean breeze Food and cleanliness of pentai inn was questionable

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La Jolla, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It's not a must see, but it's a fairly cool think to do with the kids. It starts with a long shallow and narrow tunnel that takes you down to the sea level. From the bottom, there is al landing from which you see the cave aroud you and the waves rushing into it. Kids will remember it; parents will... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We paid our $10 for two of us to climb down ~130 stairs, to land on a platform inside a cave, with a view out of the cave. It's not caveS. It's cave. A straight-shot view looking out of the cave from about 25 feet back from the entrance of the cave. Lame. We just had to laugh, and chalk... More 

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Northern Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and decided to spend the 5 bucks.. So that we could walk down 145 stairs and stand on a little platform inside the cave. Sure it was interesting but a bit of a letdown.

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