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“Smelly because it hasn't rained for 6 months” 3 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.
Wales UK
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Smelly because it hasn't rained for 6 months”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Seals swim next to you and you can snorkel and see lots of fish, don't eat in the crab catcher, La Jolla Shores its cleaner and you can swim with harmless leopard sharks.

Visited August 2013
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“not impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

the seals were out in numbers but they do smell BAD! I have seen prettier beaches and coves in the U.K. The public toilets were awful - people of all nationalities held their noses! The chocolatiers - no comparison with Belgium's. We ( my 19 yr old daughter and I ) were disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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Essex Fells, New Jersey
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“Beautiful with Lots to Do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

If you are in the San Diego area, you must visit La Jolla. The cove is extraordinarily beautiful and the surrounding area has lots of shops, restaurants and activities. Forget about street parking. Use the lots, anywhere from $6 to $10 for the day and well worth it.

Visited September 2013
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“Best beach in US”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I haven't seen any beaches in US as beautiful as this one. See lions, sunny sky, waves in the ocean and relaxing environment are fantastic. There are plenty of shopping there. Parking is a bit difficult. Also, public restroom were not clean!

Visited July 2013
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Woodland Park, New Jersey, United States
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“Nice Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Great fun at this beautiful beach, however we did like Mission Beach a little better. Nice little town with plenty of shopping.

Visited August 2013
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