We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

La Jolla Caves

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: La Jolla, San Diego, CA
Phone Number:
+1 858-459-0746
Website
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$30.00*
and up
Original Sea Cave Kayak Tour
More Info
$25.00*
and up
Lake Tahoe Snow Shoeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 453 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 188
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Must see

The La Jolla coves rank high on my list of favorites sites to see. Sun rise or sunset makes no difference when you visit just go.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Pete A
,
Media, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

453 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 371: English reviews
Media, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The La Jolla coves rank high on my list of favorites sites to see. Sun rise or sunset makes no difference when you visit just go.

Helpful?
Thank Pete A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

At 5 dollars and 144 steps this is still worth a visit , not for the disabled or too elderly the steps are very steep, we enjoyed it.

Helpful?
Thank rogerphall
Forest Hills, New York, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really cool! Lots of stairs to climb up and down but worth it once you get down. The staircase is narrow and slippery so be careful if stairs is not your thing?

Helpful?
Thank Nsholcman18
Laguna Beach, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure and allow for plenty of time to visit the sea lions and take long walks also spend time at the nearby cafes and shops.

Helpful?
Thank _jadams1776
Level Contributor
55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved seeing all of the wildlife easily. You cannot get any closer to there habitat than this. Children of all ages will enjoy the experience. Slippery at times so take care.

Helpful?
Thank Laura M
Fallbrook, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cliffs along La Jolla Shores are ancient and growing. I've visited them countless times and have found the best exploration during low tide in the late Summer. There is far less turmoil in the water, rarely a freak wave pushing water into the caves and YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THE LEOPARD SHARKS IN THE EARLY SUMMER, just 200 meters off... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Feedbackart
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
253 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

La Jolla (La Hoya).. this is how it is pronounced. This place is also referred as La Jolla Coves. A very nice & natural scenic place, a beach on the banks of Pacific ocean. Water is so cold and to get into the water you need a lot of preparation. Otherwise, just get your foot wet. A Beautiful place and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank wanderlust_SUNIL
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
25 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I took my family of 4 kids to see the cave by going through the store. The proprietor was extremely friendly to the kids. We went on a weekday which I recommend because parking in La Jolla can be, um, difficult. We took the many many steps to the bottom without a problem though it started getting damp about halfway... More 

Helpful?
Thank kedalion1
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
88 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

It gets busy on a nice day. Go down to the cave with care. You will no be sorry to experience this nature.

Helpful?
Thank UandMeTravellers
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

This place is always full of tourists but it is still a great place to go to. Lots of nice restaurants around aswell

Helpful?
Thank sarahs123321

Travelers who viewed La Jolla Caves also viewed

 

Been to La Jolla Caves? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Jolla Caves and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
Ridgefield

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from La Jolla Caves staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?