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Children's Pool

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850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over and it's a main tourist and local attraction. Great picture spot.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea lions” (199 reviews)
“sea wall” (34 reviews)
“pupping season” (31 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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"sea lions"
in 199 reviews
"sea wall"
in 34 reviews
"pupping season"
in 31 reviews
"seal pups"
in 21 reviews
"watch seals"
in 12 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 38 reviews
"great place to view"
in 13 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 43 reviews
"sea world"
in 18 reviews
"beach area"
in 18 reviews
"small beach"
in 17 reviews
"natural environment"
in 10 reviews
"wild animals"
in 13 reviews
"great pictures"
in 10 reviews
"san diego"
in 40 reviews
"la jolla area"
in 10 reviews
"tide pools"
in 20 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes this place was very cool since you get to go very close to the sleeping seals. We stayed there close to an hour sipping coffee and watching them. But, don't expect to be able to hop in the water, it's really not that kind...More

Thank ExploreTheWorld196
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked down the beach from La Jolla Cove. Beach filled with seals so it is a definite attraction. Plenty of wildlife in the cliffs on the way.

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Reviewed yesterday

We landed in San Diego on a Saturday morning and drove straight to La Jolla (the kids wanted to see a beach). We made a pit stop at Mount Soledad (a must if you are in the area), but that wasn't close enough. We drove...More

Thank kihyland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must see place is all I will say. Natural beauty and so serene and I loved the seals. I hope we can come back again soon.

Thank Richard J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You need to research the building and purpose of this place. I wont tell you what happened to this park. It is really a hoot. The place is really cool. LOTS of seals and all sorts of animal life. We enjoyed laughing at the babies...More

1  Thank revrick33
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our 11 year old asked if we could go here. We looked it up and read about it online and then stopped by on our way to go kayaking. The Children's Pool probably ended up being the highlight of our trip. The beach wasn't crowded...More

1  Thank Cheryl C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seals were there in-full sunbathing. Beautiful place to see them as well as some stunning views of the cliffs overlooking the Pacific

Thank jtm12180
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure if this beach is intended for children but it is quartered off for seals but its definitely great to spend some time with the seals

Thank daikin
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While parking can be tough, this is a great place to take in the ocean breeze, watch huge waves and giggle watching the silly seals and sea lions. Free to the public - a must see for families, it does not disappoint !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you have to find a place during you visit of the village I would go to Delmar or if not La Jolla shores to take some sun nd cold water

Thank Hilaire2009
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PHSM
May 10, 2018|
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Response from jayfromsd | Reviewed this property |
Yes , there is a lot to see and do . If you walk north you will go to Shell beach . Stay on the concrete patch along the shore . Lots of places to stop and view the shore and wild life. Keep walking north and you will see a... More
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npoirri
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Marshall Megan B | Reviewed this property |
We did it. And did it with several whiny little kids, and big adults.
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Elide A
July 30, 2015|
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Response from InquisitiveTessa | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are sea lions and seals on this coast year round. You'll find seals at the Children's pool and the sea lions typically hand a little north of this at the Cove. You can usually find the sea lions by the smell (it... More
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