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Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
La Jolla, San Diego, CA
+1 858-459-0746
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst driving into La Jolla, I immediately felt I’d arrived in a posh yet eclectic coastal city catering to superior tastes. I’m looking forward to visiting again...

Thank paradisenatural13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These caves are great to see from the walkway above, but it doesn't look like a good idea to attempt going inside because of the tides. Also you might disrupt the sea lions that are all around the area.

Thank loonalaska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery!!! The best part of the whole experience is not just hiking and viewing the beautiful water and beach below, it's getting to be up close and personal with the seals!! They're so cute and what fun!

Thank BJMcQueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably THE best place in La Jolla to watch the sunset. Some magnificent colours if you are lucky enough to be there on a clouded day. The caves and formations are impressive to explore. Easy to find parking although there are a ton...More

Thank JeLundgren
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a hiking trail that is easily accessed that runs along the cliff besides the caves. It is very relaxing to watch the ocean run in and out of the caves and see the sea bird life in a very natural setting.

Thank Garey C
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I went snorkeling in the coves and it was a one of a kind experience. It is a must see of you are in the area

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Interesting part of the La Jolla shoreline to explore. We went down into one cave at the Cave Store location, wow a lot of steps but the reward was a fantastic view and some amazing pictures. Trying to forget we had to hike back up...More

Thank The_Rock_50
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I think there are approximately 150 steps down the cave and then up again. But it is breathtaking when you get down there. You enter through a gift shop, get your ticket, and then go down the stairs. It was well lit and it was...More

Thank designerista
Reviewed August 6, 2018

If Batman has a second location for Comic Con visits, it wouldn't be here. There is little privacy, let alone secrecy at this overly populated area. The ocean entrance is extremely crowded with kayaks, snorkelers and boats. And for good reason! The place is extremely...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We took a kayak tour to see the caves. It was very congested, with groups from several tour companies, plus lots of snorkelers. Kayaks can only go in two at a time, and groups of snorkelers often prevent entry. Had to wait quite a long...More

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February 10, 2017|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
Here's one: adventure.everydaycalifornia There's probably others as well- I just Googled "La Jolla Kayaks"
Tiffany L
July 28, 2016|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
You have plenty of launch locations- go for it!
January 17, 2016|
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Response from canalcruiser | Reviewed this property |
There are several companies operating Kayak tours. You can check under "Activities" on Trip Advisor or Google Kayak Tours La Jolla. Several operate year round, though sometimes only on weekends in the winter. It can be... More