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Sunny Jim Cave

1325 Cave St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #22 of 28 Attractions in La Jolla
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The cave stop is totally a touristy thing that you will have in your list of things you did on your vacation. It takes longer to climb down then to see the mouth of the cave. Steps are slippery and uneven. Despite all of that, it was worth it. It's unique stop that is inexpensive and does not require much... More

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West Covina, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to this cave while in La Jolla for the first week of April, during spring break from school. It's pretty fascinating that this is the only sea cave accessible from land along the California coastline, so their website says. You first enter the tourist store, which is where you pay and then you begin going down the hundred-something... More

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Vista, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The stairs down are nice and easy. I had to duck but I am used to that being over 6 foot. Amazing feel in the cave. Great views and sounds of the cove. Even got to see a few crabs on the rocks.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Don't spend the $5 entrance fee, it's not worth it. Instead just walk to the observation deck behind the cave store, it's a better view.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a nice and intimate space to wonder and explore. I really enjoyed this place we plan to visit again!

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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