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Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Snorkeling, Viewing wildlife
Description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The...
San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve.
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A Kiss From A Sunbathing Sea Otter!

Visited La Jolla's Cove on Feb. 2/13 and this Cove was stunning as the ocean, beach, weather, and scenery just made the day gorgeous and Heaven-like! There were tons of sea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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Walnut Creek, California
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Walnut Creek, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Visited La Jolla's Cove on Feb. 2/13 and this Cove was stunning as the ocean, beach, weather, and scenery just made the day gorgeous and Heaven-like! There were tons of sea otters and babies sun bathing on the rocks right on the beach and we were able to get close enough (not too close so as not to disturb them)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

A group of 4 of us visited this very pretty cove. A wonderful way to spend the afternoon strolling the beach, taking pictures atop the cliffs. Loved watching the lazy seals and sea lions. A cute little seaside town with ample shops and eateries.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Very scenic spot looking over the ocean from cliffs high above. Got to see the sea lions and birds who make this place their home. Was under construction but didn't impede our enjoyment of the area.

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Beaumont, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful area to visit and walk around. The weather was wonderful and the views were spectacular. Lots of seals to see and banies playing with their mammas. Some construction going on , but not too much to distract.

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I loved La jolla cove. There are shops right up the hill and it was pretty cool seeing all the sealife

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A perfect California day, we decided to spend some time at La Jolla Cove . We were entertained by the seals and the sea lions that were perched on the beach and the rocks surrounding the cove. We had the opportunity to view the baby pups of the seals some just days old, learning to swim and maneuver the waters... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Be sure to climb the cliffs and see the small town. Both are worth experiencing. We took tons of photos and loved this whole area.

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Oceanside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very smelly, almost to the point where we couldn't stay any longer. It's a beautiful place, but the traffic and parking are horrendous. Use to be a lot of fun snorkeling there.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Great town, great beaches, great views. There is lots of shopping and good dining in the area, too. If you have never been to the San Diego area, this is one place to check out.

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San Diego, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to take a walk and experience the California coast. Parking is a bit tough, but someone always vacates a spot when you need it. There are seals on the beach doing their lazing in the sun with several viewing areas along the walking path. Lots of outdoor restaurants and shopping.

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