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“La Jolla; one of the most commonly visited places in San Diego” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Jolla Cove

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 25 attractions in La Jolla
Type: Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Snorkeling
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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 famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve.
San Clemente, California
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“La Jolla; one of the most commonly visited places in San Diego”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Generally, La Jolla is one of the most visited places in San Diego. Posh boutiques, restaurants, hotels, beaches abound. There are some tide pools sometimes. Seals, cormorants, seagulls are common sightings as well. It can get crowded in the summer, however. Nearby La Jolla Shores, Windandsea, and Bird Rock areas are quite nice as well. Another similar destination is the Del Mar area farther north.

Visited October 2012
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“Seals and Sun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Imagine a beautiful, sunny day with kids running around, sunbathers relaxing on the beach, snorklers swimming with the seals, and an amazing view! The sound, sight and even the smell of the seals was so much fun! We walked out onto the rocks which was adventurous! We had a blast walking around La Jolla Coves!

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful scenery, lots of Harbor seals w pups, and pelicans.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This was our 3rd or 4th time visiting this site, but we still found it very interesting and well worth the hunt for a parking spot (it was a Sunday afternoon). The scenery is very nice and there many harbor seals with their pups as well as many pelicans. There was some nasty odors, apparently from all the bird poo piling up on the coastal rocks? Bring some binoculars and a camera with telephoto lens for some great shots of the baby seals.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

All the seals and beach is just beautiful, just love the moment! Small seals to some giants, well worth the trip!

Visited April 2013
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“Your kids will enjoy seeing the seals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Controversial. to say the least. Just don't tell anyone you're going or talk about it afterward and you'll be OK. Locals are DEFINITELY split on the "seal issue".

Visited September 2012
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