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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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La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour

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Xcellent family spot for all. March is fun with cool mornings and warm afternoons. Very clean and relaxed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Xcellent family spot for all. March is fun with cool mornings and warm afternoons. Very clean and relaxed.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely every visitor to SD should go to the cove. It is perfect for a solo walk, romantic date, water sports, people watching, etc. Lots of shops and restaurants within a short walk. Come for the sunrise or sunset, try paddle boarding, cave cayaking, sunning, or just to hang with friends.

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Yuma, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you visit on a weekend, be prepared to hunt for parking and prepare for a walk to the beach. But it's worth it. It's great to see all the families enjoying the park on a nice day. Just relaxing, reading, or throwing a ball or frisbee around with the kids. But the real highlight is the seals and sea... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great little beach for the kids, very protected cove. The Cove is in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The sights in La Jolla are great. A fun place to take the kids or just walk around with your sweetheart. Lots of nice places to eat very close by also.

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Okay, I admit this is a busy spot. However, we were able to score a parking spot quickly. This is a lovely little bay, partly rocky, and with nearly-tame seals and sealions. The moms were showing off their baby seals - some humans were dumb enough to try and touch - some were in the water, some lying around absorbing... More 

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Sterling, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Can't find a nicer place in California. No wonder this is some of the highest priced real estate on the planet!

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Loveland, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Spent a day here and it was so fun seeing all the seals with their babies nursing. We apparently got there at the right time of year. It's a beautiful area and the drive in from Oceanside along the Coast Highway was gorgeous!

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Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a pleasant walk but extremely crowded. Don't even think of driving down to the; you'll have little trouble parking on the other side of Prospect.

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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed hiking the area, identifying early Spring wildflowers, and photographing sunbathing Sea Lions, Pelicans, and Sea Gulls!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you don't mind the fishy smell, it is so cool to walk within a couple of feet of the seals on the beach, coves or rocks. Reminding guests and visitors not to touch or disturb the seals or their habitats. It is beautiful to watch and with caution, swim with the seals.

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