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Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

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See the seals up close!

At La Holla Cove you can see the seals up close. Take a walk along the shore and cliffs... It's a beautiful view. Go down the stairs to the beach and see the seals resting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Donnie G
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Marblehead, Massachusetts

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

At La Holla Cove you can see the seals up close. Take a walk along the shore and cliffs... It's a beautiful view. Go down the stairs to the beach and see the seals resting right in front of you on the sand and frolicking in the ocean. This section is called Children's Pool Beach... It's a must see! Parking... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding. I had come from snorkelling La Jolla Shores, where it was also very busy and while the sea creatures there were great (sharks!) the visibility was pretty awful. Out at the cove, the sand is more dense, less silty/dusty it seems, and there are a lot more rocky shorelines and underwater rock reefs, plus much less surf, so the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great beach for swimming. Lots of people. Don't understand why they don't protect the sea lions from curious tourists.

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Grimsby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were told to wear walking shoes so that we could get up close to the sea lions; I would recommend the same! Although they are smelly (and can be dangerous if you're too close), they are amazing to see up close! Many beautiful views both up top, and down on the rocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

How beautiful is this place! Got there at 0730 (morning). No traffic yet, plenty of areas to park since it is still early morning. The temperature was perfect ( low 70's)! We went down and explored the coves and saw the seals up close... We didn't mind the smell, it was not overpowering that day. The Pacific Ocean with the... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is definitely worth the hassle of getting to it. If you are staying in the area, like over in La Jolla Shores, take advantage of the free shuttles that drop you off in La Jolla Village. If you attempt to drive here, the going is slow and the parking spaces sparse. Then just walk across the big park, you... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed at a hotel right near the cove and it worked out great. The cove and surrounding areas are beautiful. The time we went, it was not too crowded and you can take peaceful walks along the coastline. You can see sea lions and even an occasional seal up close in their natural habitat. The kids had fun watching... More 

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit, good overlook of the cove and ocean. Nice place to watch the sunset and take a walk. Plenty of wildlife, sealions, birds, etc. Unfortunately the sea lions have a bad smell, but it's bearable. The town has some upscale shopping and nice restaurants.

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Maywood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There were seals playing and swimming in the cove. That was an amazing sight. The overall environment was quite enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you've to visit three places in San Diego and short in time this is the place for you. If you're with people who can't walk fast or needs breaks in between but still want to enjoy pacific and the ocean breeze this is the place for you.If you want to see the Sea Lions and want to have the... More 

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Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla

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