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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sea lions” (195 reviews)
“sea wall” (34 reviews)
“pupping season” (29 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 195 reviews
"sea wall"
in 34 reviews
"pupping season"
in 29 reviews
"seal pups"
in 20 reviews
"watch seals"
in 12 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 38 reviews
"great place to view"
in 13 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 42 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
"tide pools"
in 20 reviews
"la jolla cove"
in 31 reviews
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We went here right when we got into town and were able to see ole toy of seals. Parking can be a challenge but we got lucky. The two beaches have beautiful views and our child loved the beach and the seals.

Thank mopena14
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This one has really bad parking, but I loved the cliffs and the sea life at this location. It is home to a lot of sea lions and anemones, so bring your camera!

Thank MrsKilown
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed watching the seals lounge on the beach. The kids thought it was hysterical to watch them struggle along the sand and then swim like bullets. There was a large crowd of people, and it was cool & windy. It's a must see.

Thank Momof3busyones
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

This is a must-see when in the San Diego area, There is a walk from above the beach where you can look down on the seals and sea lions (the seals don't have ear-protrusions). There is also a beach that you can walk on during...More

Thank Bert S
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

We took a car to go to La Jolla from our hotel. Wow! What a view! The seals were fantastic! Even saw some little ones! Saw some very nice Tide Pools! Real---saw so many!

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

Amazing sight, all those seals and sea lions, as well as babies! An easy hike along a paved walk. Be sure to check this out when you are in the San Diego area!

Thank Terry10212104
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to see beach was closed due to seal pupping. They are so fun to watch. Pups are pretty small in late February.

Thank SammieSamson
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

I'm surprised that someone hasn't started charging for this! It was so lovely to stand and watch the sea lions playing, swimming, diving and frolicking. An hour went by in a flash!

Thank NeonVenables
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Walked here from my hotel every morning at low tide to watch the seal mothers and pups sunning themselves and nursing on the sand. Good views from above on the sidewalk, but definitely walk around the horseshoe shaped seawall too, to watch them swimming in...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

This is a must see if you are visiting the San Diego area. The sea lions or seals (lol) are just so adorable! Because we visited in February during their pupping season, all the little babies were there scooting around right next to their mothers!...More

Thank kaylinstark
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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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