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Sanny Jim Cave

1325 Cave St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in La Jolla
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A cute, kitschy shop is the entrance to this cave. That is the best part. Steps down are narrow and slippery. View from bottom is nothing special. Not an easy walk back up for out of shape or elderly. At least it is inexpensive!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We made many stops in and around the entire San Diego area, from downtown up past La Jolla. The Sunny Jim Cave is cool, right in the heart of LaJolla and interesting to see. It truly is a long walk of 145 short steps down and then back up, very dark, wet and even sandy steps so be real careful... More

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Yuma, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Very long set of slippery stairs to reach your destination - also if you're tall watch your head - there is a small platform to stand on and take pictures, it was less than expected - I can say I've done it once and once was enough.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

"Everyone should do it once" that was the quote by the woman who took our money. to be honest for $4 I had no objections to this small attraction. It gives those who can't get into a cave another way a great way to experience it. Be warned there are 145 steps and they aren't all the same height and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Its true. 4 dollars per person. U have to walk down for like hundreds of steps which is ok to walk downstairs. Kinda dark but not a problem. You have to wear a non slippery and hold on rails so ur not gonna slide downstair. Im fun size so i dont have problem walking down the cave compare to a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

$4 per person to walk down some rickity old steps, then turn around and go back up. The "view" is not worth while. If you're like I was you will disregard the negative reviews and head down...only to wish you hadn't.

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long beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We just happened across this shell shop that had a sign advertising a tunnel to a sea cave. $4 each and lots of steps down got us a memorable experience. It reminded me of the cave you would see in the Goonies movie…(I just dated myself!) Really, it is neat to be on the inside of the cave looking out.

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Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I visited this cave with my husband last week. We both felt like that was the fastest $8 we've ever spent. If you choose to see this attraction then go into it knowing exactly what it is. You walk into the little shop, pay the cashier $4 per person, then you walk down 145 stairs, you will be on a... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

A hundred years ago a man had two workers dig a tunnel down into the back of a cave that opens on the front end into La Jolla Cove. 145 steps takes you down there to see the cave where the ocean waves come in. Two sea lions came in while we were there. It's probably worth the $4 it... More

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North Scituate, Rhode Island, USA
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I visited it with my son recently and enjoyed the visit. The admission was inexpensive and they offered a cute gift shop that was not extremely expensive.

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