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La Jolla Caves

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Address: La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 8584590746
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Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low...

Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.

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Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour
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La Jolla Cove and Cave Snorkel Tour

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Fabulous !

We were in this area in July 2016. Great place to vacation. We stayed in a nearby hotel within walking distance. Fabulous weather and setting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vacationer5719
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in this area in July 2016. Great place to vacation. We stayed in a nearby hotel within walking distance. Fabulous weather and setting.

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El Centro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have visited the La Jolla area many time over a 40 year period. The Caves are entered through a historical Gift Shop, but you can just look as you prepare to see a natural wonder.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice walk along the ocean watching the seals. Going to La Jolla for breakfast and taking a walk along the cove and Children's Pool, is always a pleasant experience. This time of year the smell from the seals is also not too bad. If you are really brave and the waves are not so big, you can get into the... More 

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous coastal site with a family atmosphere, watch for the otters, sea lions and seals. Parking is relatively easy, and there are many shops within a quick walk. Sunsets are not to be missed!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Caves are mostly a tourist attraction and you are better off just walking around the short trail and look at the cove. However beware this is the area where the sea lions like to hang out and they stink. If you are staying in La Jolla, nice to walk around. But certainly not worth a trip by itself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The caves are very unique because you can go inside and feel the water and the rocks! However the smell from the seals is super strong and people are waiting to go in right behind you!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traffic stunk getting down to the area and I had a grumpy teen telling me to just forget it. But once we parked and she actually saw the sea lions - we spent hours there watching. What an amazing and free afternoon. It's unbelievable how close you can get to these amazing creatures in their own natural habitat. You can... More 

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Maple Grove, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to The Cave Store and pay the $5 to go down the slippery steps and look from the inside out to the sparkling waters, kayakers and snorkelers. It is a fun experience!

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alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crowded, no parking, parking ticket $75, not a welcoming feeling in La Jlla. Loved food at The Cottage tho

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is the iconic part of La Jolla. You will see nature at its finest, the seal lions are the attractions but if you take a look around you can see a variety of sea birds, tourists of many shapes and sizes, and of course the cave itself. You can go down into the Cave by entering the museum.... More 

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