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Children's Pool

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Address: 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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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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Always controversy: The Children's pool in La Jolla

Actually it is not a children's pool, but it houses a lot of little seals.The controversy is whether the town should move the seals in let the children get back into the pool; But... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Closed currently, Children's Pool is an excellent place to watch the wildlife (sea lions, birds) play in the water and sun in the sand.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stunning Pacific views and seals. Children's Pool is a nature lover's dream. The beach is closed December to March due to seal pups but you can still walk out onto a pier and get relatively close to the seals if they are basking on one of the rocks.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Actually it is not a children's pool, but it houses a lot of little seals.The controversy is whether the town should move the seals in let the children get back into the pool; But until this is resolved it is a wondrous place to see seals close-up and it attracts locals and visitors alike. A great place for kids to... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Need to visit here, especially in the Spring when many babies are born. You may get lucky and witness Mothers teaching youngsters the lay of the land. It is free!

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Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want to see see baby seals then you need to come February to March. We only saw adults in January, but we have seen cubs in the past. It is generally closed to swimming from December to May (I think). It is open for swimming the remaining months.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There were dozens of seals on the beach today. Luckily they fenced out people from getting too close. Water was beautiful.

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Kensington, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I looked only from a distance so can't testify for the full experience. It was a scenic place and very nice in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you walk along the La Jolla shore you will find the Children's pool. Place where you will be able to see sea lions and seals. You can also walk to the end of the walking edge around the sea lions and seals. Be careful you can get wet!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is so pretty. Walk down toward the beach to see all the seals lying out getting some sun. Then see them all on the rocks when you walk on the pier. The waves crashing on one side, calm beach on the other. What a great way to watch the seals play and relax. Don't skip it.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At one point in time this was a great place for children, but since the sea lions have discovered it is great for their pups they have taken it over. It is still a great place to go for the view and the wildlife, but do not let the name fool you if you are not from San Diego and... More 

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