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La Jolla Cove

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Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The...

San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve.

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$24.00*
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La Jolla Cave Snorkeling Tour
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$99.00*
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Advanced La Jolla Segway Tour
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$79.98*
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons

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Pretty place.

Lovely seaside village. Nice beaches and the seals on the beach were amazing. Good places to eat. Quite busy but it was a Sunday so found parking difficult. Worth the visit though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely seaside village. Nice beaches and the seals on the beach were amazing. Good places to eat. Quite busy but it was a Sunday so found parking difficult. Worth the visit though.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by La Jolla Beach & Cove area and so glad we did. Loads of cheeky seals sunbathing on the rocks, you can sit and watch just a couple of metres away and they couldn't care less. Fantastic for anyone who likes photography. Would recommend getting an icecream or drink and sitting here to enjoy them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's very beautiful to see but you don't need to stay here. At least not right on the ocean. The smell from the seals is disgusting. There is a bit of stuff to do but really why do you need to pay to tour!? You can just walk around yourself.

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Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bring a swim mask or goggles. Amazing to swim with the seals all around you. Blowing bubbles underneath you. Will always remember.

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Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Watch your step as you walk down to La Jolla Cove - which include steps and an uneven path. The view is magnificent! You are able to see seals in their natural environment. This is a hidden gem that has no cover charge and the experience is breathtaking.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This you must do but the place gets very busy some good resturants and to watch the sunset very nice

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent last 3 nights here. Staff nice pleasant & helpful. Pool & hot tub nice Great 2 watch the Californian lifestyle pass you by behind wind breaker glass. Lovely modern room.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to walk and admire the view. The wildlife is all over and easy to observe them interacting with one another. Fun spot.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Surreal experience. Go swim with the seals or throw a frisby at the park. Joses is an excellent bar/restaurant to go to for some authentic Mexican food. Shopping is good and the whole area is just quite picturesque. Stop waiting, go!

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a local/tourist attraction it's a wonderful learning experience for the whole family. But for a significant portion of the year, it's also all about the STINK! Lemme tell you that cormorant and sea lion poop does just that. STINK! So, local homes and merchants get a heaping dose of it. If it were McDonald's, Burger King and Home Depot,... More 

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