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Children's Pool

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Address: 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 850
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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We actually just went there to sea the seals lounging on the rocks. The breeze was perfect and there is plenty of room to stand. This is a great place to view seals in their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually just went there to sea the seals lounging on the rocks. The breeze was perfect and there is plenty of room to stand. This is a great place to view seals in their natural habitat and watch them try to shimmy onto the rocks to sunbathe. We stayed and watched them for a good hour.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun to watch wildlife in a beautiful coast experience. Good for all ages. Combine with a walk over to the cove to contrast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach for family with kids my kids have a lot of fun at this beach. I love it my little concern is little smelly compare to other beach.

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Newark, Delaware, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in San Diego, you can NOT afford to miss this! The "children" are playful and look like people swimming. The seals warm themselves on the beach and rocks nearby. Absolutely breathtaking!

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We take our young family members to see the seals and sea lions every few weeks. It is fun for them to see how these big animals mingle , go in & out of the Ocean. Sometimes there is a strong "animal" odor that can be disturbing. There are dozens of birds and seagulls at times.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like looking (or smelling) a bunch of seals, this is a place to check out in La Jolla. I wouldn't recommend this for a short visit, but it's something to do with young kids for a day, especially if seaworld or the zoo is out of the budget (or if you prefer "wild" animals).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our daughter enjoyed interacting with other kiddos while here. Great for lil ones too. Smaller beach, not many rocks and low tides. She'll beach if close and a great beach to body surf, collect shells and have fun I the sand!!

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Midland,Mi.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped to see the seals. Walked down on the beach and on the walkway to see them laying on the rocks and playing in the water.

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Seals are GONE! The KIDS are back! Old Man Scripts would be so Happy! It even smelled Great! La Jolla did a great job cleaning up this cesspit. Thanks La Jolla.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small protected beach along La Jolla shore. The water is very calm and clear making it great for kids. There are many seals that come up to the shore and the rocks around the beach so it is a great opportunity for little ones to see them. Parking can be challenging unless you go early in... More 

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