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The Cave Store

1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
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The Cave Store offers a variety of merchandise including handmade jewelry, towels, snorkel gear, postcards, magnets, shells, and bottled drinks and ice cream. The most exciting part of the Cave Store, however, is the 145 step tunnel that leads to the Sunny Jim Sea Cave. Although there are rarely any sea lions or seals in the cave, the view is spectacular and it is a great adventure, particularly for kids.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
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  • Terrible9%
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1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a fun little hike down the stairs to the cove. It was just exciting enough without being strenuous or scary. My mom with a recent knee replacement even did it. It is kinda slippery so hold onto the handrails.

Thank klvaile
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a recent trip to La Jolla, my friend and I decided to explore The Cave Store and the area around it. We walked over to the Coast Trail and the bluffs surrounding the Cave Store. Lovely views of the water with kayakers and snorkelers...More

Thank areteacher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times always a favorite with my daughter. The 135 steps is always a hike but amazing to see the cove from down below. Looking at the old pictures it's amazing that the place has been there almost unchanged for over 100 years.

Thank William H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute jewelry and trinket shop. $5 entrance fee inside the shop to venture down to the bottom of a sea cave. Recommend wearing appropriate shoes as the path is a bit wet and slippery. Worth the walk back up to see the inside of a...More

Thank Kym412
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to see caves from land. Our kids loved it and we got a workout! Parking is very limited in this area.

Thank Richelle C
Reviewed May 30, 2017

It was cool to take the 145 steps to sea level. The expereince was worth it cause I got a coupon from my kayak experience since the water levels were too high to kayak into one of the caves. Not sure I think this is...More

Thank ConnieK25
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Something a little different and out of the ordinary for just a few bucks :) careful though...if you are out of shape the 145 stairs back up can be tough!

Reviewed February 26, 2017

$5-$8 to walk down 150 or so steps...was it worth it--probably not, but we did it and were glad we did....but they should restrict the number of people that can go down at a time as it can get cramped....I chalk it up to one...More

2  Thank jeffpags
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Imagine descending into a cave and seeing the La Jolla cove at sea level through an opening that resembles a British cartoon character called Sunny Jim. The steps that descend into the cave are damp and may be slippery. Take your time and enjoy this...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed January 19, 2017

Super cool to see! The history of the cave is really interesting, I highly recommend adding this to your itinerary while in La Jolla! It's only $5.00 to go into the cave and has pretty low ceilings on the way down but its totally worth...More

Thank amanda861
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July 10, 2017|
Response from Kym412 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if allowed, but staircase is a bit narrow, wet and dark.
September 3, 2015|
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Response from Sunny Jim C | Property representative |
The cave tours are going on all day 10am to 4:30pm monday-friday or 10am-5pm saturday and sunday.