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Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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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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$99*
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Advanced La Jolla Segway Tour
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$90*
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Private San Diego Sightseeing Tour

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Seals!

My first time seeing seals in the wild. Plenty of pelicans too. One seal was swimming in the water very close to a swimmer. A great place for a stroll.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona, Arizona
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My first time seeing seals in the wild. Plenty of pelicans too. One seal was swimming in the water very close to a swimmer. A great place for a stroll.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A spectacular coastline with much wildlife. Seals up and down the beach and in the water. You can get right next to them on the sand.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Go at sunset! The rocks and crashing waves are beautiful. We went during winter and it was stunning. I can't imagine how beautiful it would be in the spring or summer. Definitely stop if you are in the area. You could spend a few short minutes or all day. Great little gem.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

La Jolla Cove is a great spot. It's beautiful, it's iconic. You can go on sea cave kayaking tours and go snorkeling, and it's a great spot to see wildlife. That being said, if you're going in the summertime be prepared for horrendous traffic, difficulty finding a parking spot, and an extremely crowded beach. San Diego has great weather for... More 

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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is nothing like the cove. The cove has unimaginable natural beauty. I love to go snorkeling to see the bright orange garibaldi fish. Superb!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After having lunch overlooking the cove, we went down to see what was happening. We were surprised to see seals and sea lions basking in the sun and lolling on the beach. We were able to get up close to these animals. An experience not to be missed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was fun to see all of the sea lions lounging on the sand and hillside. The waves were really strong due to an incoming storm so there was very little beach to enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit smelly from the birds and animals but a great spot to visit and take photos. Don't approach the seals though...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat here for a couple of hours just to catch the sun set. Very lovely. You can park in the streets around. Lots of people walking.

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Stratham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

La Jolla cave is a lovely small ocean side park. There are clean restrooms. Sea Lions sun on the rocks and the beach area. You can get close enough for some photos if you are careful not to disturb the wildlife. There is a small sandy beach area and a small cave to explore.

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