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La Jolla Cove

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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (2,362 reviews)
“on the rocks” (581 reviews)
“wild animals” (102 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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"sea lions"
in 2,362 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 581 reviews
"wild animals"
in 102 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 145 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 163 reviews
"san diego"
in 464 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 123 reviews
"small beach"
in 98 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 175 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 96 reviews
"tide pools"
in 197 reviews
"parking spot"
in 93 reviews
"children's pool"
in 203 reviews
"cove"
in 2,043 reviews
"smell"
in 1,096 reviews
"ocean"
in 818 reviews
"sunset"
in 540 reviews
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Reviewed today

My wife and I have been to San Diego in the past, but somehow missed this gem. We go lucky with parking and found a spot quickly, but can definitely be a challenge in the area. The walk ways were well maintained and clean. The...More

Thank kingofthehill81
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Reviewed today via mobile

We loved being here! We really enjoyed watching the seals and we had a great time swimming at the beach.

Thank marcietrainor
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Reviewed today via mobile

Nothing extaordinary but sea lions viewing is nice. Obviously its an open sea and not perfect for swiming but excellent for surfing

Thank gioscatman
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is such a well maintained waterfront and a delightful walk. The teens accompanying me loved watching the pelicans and sea lions as much as I did. Watching the silly antics of some selfy takers can be amusing too.

Thank Peytonsage
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an amazing time snorkeling with my husband at the cove today. The visibility was good, lots of garibaldi and other fish. We also had a chance to swim with 2 very playful sea lions. If you see a bunch of kelp and seaweed floating,...More

Thank jer i
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We rented a car for the day and drove up from San Diego and I’m glad we did. The cove had a long walk with great views - the highlight being getting to be thisclose to the sea lions - so much fun!

Thank J M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The La Jolla Cove is beautiful but the public parking can be difficult especially on a beautiful day. In the Cove swimmers can get packed on a limited beach area. But you can watch seals frolic in the surf while people are photographing them as...More

Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed yesterday

Having visited San Diego Zoo (which was very good) it was even more special to see animals in the wild at La Jolla cove. There are seals and sea lions here and you can approach them for photos (but don't touch!). We parked in the...More

Thank Alwyn F
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife, daughter and her family, and I visited La Jolla on the way to San Diego. I really wanted my daughters to see and get close to Sea Lions, and this visit did not disappoint. As you pull onto Coast Blvd off Prospect Place,...More

Thank ejohnk
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the most beautiful places in the US. Beautiful spot for family photos, walking, picnicking, playing ball. Gorgeous coastline. Love this spot. You will, too! Come early for easier parking.

Thank Marjorie C
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AnimalLuver8
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it would be better to swim at the Children's Beach very close by within walking distance because there are life guards on duty. If you have not swum in the Pacific before it is best to swim where the are life guards... More
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Jenny V
April 25, 2018|
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Response from lorne f | Reviewed this property |
Of course
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Jerry W
April 11, 2018|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
There are areas open to Pet’s. You will have lots of company. Some of the Preserve areas are off limits but those are limited. Bring your dogs.
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