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Address: 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
Phone Number: 850
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over and...

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.

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Sea lions are great

The area is made by the sea lions, some of whom seemed to show off and play with kids at a slight distance! Fun to watch but don't let kids get too close!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Duncan P
Caterham, United Kingdom
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The area is made by the sea lions, some of whom seemed to show off and play with kids at a slight distance! Fun to watch but don't let kids get too close!

Thank Duncan P
Rancho Cordova, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my family here. My toddler absolutely enjoyed this beach. It was beautiful and calm. No issues of strong currents. Very safe to swim and wade. other families were enjoying the sights as well. Great place to also relax and take in the sun rays. Brilliant sunsets.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is great if you want to go and look at the stunning ocean, and watch the seals and their pups. There has been a long standing battle between some people insisting the beach is for people vs. the seals. Personally, I love to go there to watch the seals and get aggravated when people decide they have to... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On this particular day, we didn't see many seals, but enjoyed a few on the rocks. The view was beautiful!

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Richardson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location on the Pacific. Lots of sea lions. A great neighborhood to walk in and great weather almost always. This is a special place to go that anyonewho loves wildlife would enjoy.

Thank DaveELyons
Fort Worth, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overrun with people in a very small area. Not at all appealing to us. It was reported there were sea lions/seals, not here, only humans.

Thank wrinkldogs
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This part of La Jolla's beach is quite protected by a seawall and was dedicated to the children. However, the sea lions decided that it was a perfect beach for lounging and began frequenting it. At first, people tried to keep the beach just for the children, but those who loved the sea lions wanted them left alone. This disagreement... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great spot for pictures or to see the seals. We would snorkel off this beach if you wants to swim with the wildlife but there is a lot of seal waste around the edge of the water. worth the visit but I would take my kids to another beach to swim

Thank Michael P
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Created cove prevents waves from wiping out small children. It's a quiet little beach cove for a relaxing swim. Not as crowded as the other places on a Saturday.

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Minnesota USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach was designed with children in mind. Seals, however, have taken over the beach. They are all over the beach and the rocks. Great way to see seals and sea lions up close. Locals and tourists frequent the beach.

Thank mlovett88

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