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The Cave Store

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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loved the sea caves and the gift shop!

We were visiting California from the East coast of Canada and came to the cave store to pay to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Halifax, Canada
Sensational Sea Cave

I've been here many times with my kids. They love it! It's quite unexpected to walk into the store... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laie, Hawaii
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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...more
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1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting California from the East coast of Canada and came to the cave store to pay to enter the sea caves and loved every minute of it! The gift shop also had all kinds of really cool souvenirs. We will definitely be back!...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank KylaAnnn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here many times with my kids. They love it! It's quite unexpected to walk into the store and realize that there is actually an entrance to a sea cave. When you enter the store you will pay the cashier a small fee to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Socalhousewifetravel
Reviewed February 4, 2019

This place has souvenirs like many shops, but the jewelry is quite unique and affordable. Also, there is a cave which allows you to descend a stairway to get a one of a kind view of the ocean, no other cave like this exists! Well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed February 3, 2019

I was in AWE of La Jolla and the seals and sea lions. The store itself is average however, it does have an underground cave to tour for only $5. The underground cave is cool if you know the history behind it. We were only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Danielle G
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

This was a good stop for us on a rainy afternoon. The store is rather small...and really didn’t offer anything of note in my opinion. I was actually kind of disappointed in the merchandising here. But the interesting part was the cave. For a reasonable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SarahWV2
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

I highly recommend the Cave Store while you are visiting La Jolla. It has cute little trinkets for sale. My daughter bought two little rings there. The cave and stairway down was an experience. We loved it!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leef0711
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The cave store is not just a cave store, it is the entrance to a man-made cave that will take you to the bottom of a cliff where you can take nice pictures and watch the kayak tours go by. Make sure you wear appropriate...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carsgonnagetyou
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I would not recommend this to friends it was $5 per adult and it was a very small landing in the mouth of a cave it’s 145 steps down wet slick stairs be careful and know this ahead of time

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mnadventure2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The staff were helpful and the shop was clean and had many neat artisan’s works. The hike to the Sunny Jim sea cave was worth the price and as explained. We had been years ago and it was just a great with our children this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Kelley K
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

I loved reading the history about how access to this sea cave was created and the impact it has had on La Jolla since then. It was $5/adult to go down and see the cave on a fenced platform. There are low ceilings and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Heidi F
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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.