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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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great beach

watch the sunset, play in the waters, loll n the sands or on the lawns or just watch humanity go by. Great place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

watch the sunset, play in the waters, loll n the sands or on the lawns or just watch humanity go by. Great place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Took the bus from San Diego and walked to the cove. Great to see so many seals relaxed and enjoying the sun. Some looked quizzically at the different nationalities pointing lenses at them, thereby hiding their faces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

breath taking views with great besch/ restaurants / bars / shops in the vicinity. this is a must see when you visit la jolla

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very clean. A lot of sea shells for the picking. Fun for all ages. If you go on the beach, it's very rocky, so be careful, some of the rocks move and you could get hurt. You can be up close and personal with the seals. Parking is scarce, so if you see a spot, take it. I would definitely... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

La Jolla cove was bubbling with energy and had the options of activities like snorkeling etc...a good hang out spot with a few restaurants around. we enjoyed the scene of about 40 to 50 seals basking in the sun...it was also cute to see them play in the water. truly an awesome place.

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Denver, Colorado
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We started at one end of the cove and walked to the other. It was a beautiful walk along the ocean and fun seeing all the sea lions. However the town leaves much to be desired. Several "retirement" sales had us wondering. Very pricey restaurants. Loved the scenery not so much the town.

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Beacon, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Smallish beach - rocky not for swimming or wetting your feet. But very good spotting point for seals lazing around on beach.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lovely place for a days outing . Pretty views of the Pacific and fun on the beach including kayaking and coming up close to the seals and sea lions who are pretty sociable ! When you tire of the sea ( if at all possible ) wander up the hill to the quaint shops and numerous eateries most with... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great seaside beach getaway--magnificent views, great staff, wonderful restaurants- walking distance to all, especially the magnificent Cove! It is worth the stay!

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We took our 4 & 6 year old grandsons to La Jolla Cove for lunch and to look at the Seals & Sea Lions which of course they just loved as we got to walk down on the rocks for a close up look.

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