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Children's Pool

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Address: 850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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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Not just for kids, rocks and waves

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Kensington, Maryland
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Kensington, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 NEW

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 1 week 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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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have never been to La Jolla children's pool, it is a sea lion preserve. There are three small beaches that the sea lions lay around and swim around. But the children's beach is where they have babies in February. You can swim with sea lions after April, according to the lawsuit. Bring your kids for a close up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this area with the beautiful views of the ocean, the seal watching, and the overall relaxing waves. Can be hard to find parking so side streets may be your best bet. Try to go for sunset and then head out for dinner in La Jolla!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not for swimming but a great part of a day visiting La Jolla. Easy to access from the village, just park the car and stroll down. During the pupping time of year you will be lucky enough to see the young ones. Keep your own young ones safe by preventing them from climbing on the rocks and falling into the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just don't eat anything. If you do, the aggressive seagulls will snatch it right off your hand!!! Scary experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know if you would want your children in this beach area but it is a wonderful place to watch the seals!!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved walking out and looking at the seals. Great spot for photos. Beautiful sunsets at the location.

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