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La Jolla Cove

1100 Coast Blvd San Diego, CA 92037, East of Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #2 of 26 Attractions in La Jolla
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Snorkeling
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. There was some seals out swimming around playing. I would go back there more.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for wildlife, you must go to La Jolla Cove. Plenty of seals and sea lions in natural habitat to enjoy! A must when in San Diego,

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I loved being in a kayak in the ocean. It was exhilarating and scary at the same time. The tour guides were experienced and patient. We visited caves and saw baby seals. I wish I had known that it was ok to bring a water bottle into the kayak. I was very thirsty from the salty spray.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is great just for a stroll along the cliff tops and along the beaches or for a longer beach visit with when we were there a number of groups snorkelling and kayaking. There seems to be a divide between the people areas and the wildlife. Seals around the old children's beach and on the rocks further out, plenty of... More

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I first got certified to dive in the children's cove in La Jolla 35 years ago. We back this summer and I happily saw the same beauty that drew me to it when I was 15. I know the sea lions laying around are a problem for the locals but let's remember....it's part of THEIR habitat!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful little town. Worth the stop! Loved the food and wine at Olive. Probably have to park up the hill, so wear walking shoes. The beach is nice too.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Went to La Jolla Cove and saw some tidepools with crabs, fish and barnacles. There were some neat formations in the stone along the cliffs. Also some seals were perched up on rocks and barking/communicating with other seals. Other seals swimming in the water. Saw a platoon of scuba divers enter the water. Some people swimming at the beach. The... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

After the controversy between using the area as a children's park or home for seals, it looks as though they've reached a compromise. The seals have settled in, but there were several people taking advantage of the beautiful beach area. Worth a visit for the views.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is so beautiful, with the seals..and the ocean... loved it will be returning.. can get very crowded on the weekends..but there is a reason..

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

La Jolla used to be one of our favorite spots! No more! Parking is a nightmare and the place is simply overrun! It has been "loved" to death! Quite a few of the shops on the main drag are empty! No wonder! We can't imagine the high end residents wasting their time contending with the crowds! The Cove is being... More

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