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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 28 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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Victorville, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The kids really enjoyed watching all the Sea Lions, The view is outstanding and the ocean is very beautiful!!! Highly recommend to anyone visiting the area!!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We found this GEM of a restaurant (PUESTO) in La Jolla cove. We ate here for lunch (more casual/cafe style), AND came back another day for dinner (Sit down meal) but had to wait 30 minutes to get in. Make sure you get a reservation on the weekends, or better yet, try it out for lunch! The Filet Mignon steak... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Be prepared to walk a bit of an incline to the caves but along the way it is fun to see the wildlife and to people watch too! It was very crowded when we were there so plan to pay to park in a lot.

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Milwaukee, WI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you're in the La Jolla neighborhood, I highly recommend heading to the La Jolla cave. There is a lot of great wildlife to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a delightful seaside village set around a cove and ascending up to streets with delightful shops. The people are friendly and the welcome warm. Sunset over the beach was spectacular. Really worth a couple of lazy nights.

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Caledonia, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Trendy city with beautiful beaches and plenty of seals and sea lions to take in! Nice shops and restaurants to take in as well.

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Pocahontas, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great for viewing cormorants, pelicans and sea lions! Not so great if you want a relaxing abandoned beach all to yourself! The tiny beach was so packed it was nearly standing room only!

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Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The sea lions and seals have taken over parts of it and have to be avoided. They have teeth and are wild. Their poop makes that part of the beach smell bad and unsanitary. The city does nothing. The beach is suffering because of it, but is still a good place to swim out of for the event.

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Greenwood, IN, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This a good spot to see seals and sea lions up close in their natural environment. They do have a distinct smell but that goes with the territory. Parking can be tricky but is abundant. You can walk the ocean shore and see pelicans, surfers, seals and sea lions. The ocean view is gorgeous. There are restaurants and shops within... More

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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Horrible experience! It should not be listed as a place for snorkeling. All you could see was seaweed. Horrible smell from birds and sea lions. Surf was extremely rough. Lifeguard was rescuing people every 5 minutes. Would never go back.

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