We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Jolla Caves

La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Improve this listing
Ranked #16 of 26 attractions in La Jolla
Book a Tour

Type: Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Kayaking, Snorkeling
Description: Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
Write a Review

138 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    65
    39
    21
    6
    7
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Levittown
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Jordan, Utah
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Page, Arizona
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
VA
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bowie, Maryland, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rancho Santa Fe, California
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
La Jolla, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a little excursion that I highly recommend. It takes you back in time and lets you see a really cool cave

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colleyville, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We got to see lots of marine life in natural habitat. Our Kayak guide was wonderful and would not leave until we all saw at least one shark... Thanks Kat!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
New York City, New York
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We really enjoyed traveling to the caves and taking in all that it has to offer. The picturesque atmosphere was simply amazing. We took a ton of pictures while there and could not have enjoyed it more.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great attraction to go to for an afternoon. It is in the center of old La Jolla and really gives you the feel of the old beach town.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed La Jolla Caves also viewed

 
La Jolla, San Diego
La Jolla, San Diego
 

Been to La Jolla Caves? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Jolla Caves, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing