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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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La Jolla Cave Snorkeling Tour
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$149.00*
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Waverunner Tour of La Jolla Coastline
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La Jolla Cove and Cave Snorkel Tour

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Wonderful place for a days outing

I spent a day in La Jolla Cove and was extremely happy I chose this beach. There is a place on the beach to hose off your feet, use the washroom, and change if you like. A very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent a day in La Jolla Cove and was extremely happy I chose this beach. There is a place on the beach to hose off your feet, use the washroom, and change if you like. A very short walk up the street from the beach are all different kinds of restaurants, souvenir places, juice bars. We took a kayak... More 

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glendale az usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

La Jolla should be called Sea Lion Cove. There are so many Sea Lions that any animal loving adult and any child would love to sit four hours and watch. You can't go right up to them as there is a roped off area, but you can get pretty darned close. There is most definitely a parking issue though. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Crystalline waters, white sands, friendly seals, a lovely walk. What a gem! My favorite place in San Diego

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband had a meeting so I shopped around La Jolla awesome boutiques by the way as well as main stream shops. After I was shopped out I walked down to the water and watched the seals, swimmers and kayakers enjoy the water. I brought a book and let the afternoon pass by sitting on one of many park benches.... More 

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice place to hang out but parts can be pretty smelly because of all the birds and the sea lions. Once you get past that you realize just how beautiful it is.

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Billings, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a mostly cloudy day but was still blown away by the beauty! The water is such a beautiful blue color. My son had a great time walking by the water and getting splashed by the waves.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous area with lots of sea lions, coastal birds, wonderful sunsets. The smell from the animals (presumably) is overpowering at times and difficult to take. It was actually nauseating which I've never experienced. Bring a nose clip and you will enjoy it immensely!

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

La Jolla Cove is one of our favorite places to hang out in San Diego. We were engaged there 35 years ago inside one of the huts that overlook the ocean. It has beautiful ocean views, the beach is great, the kids love to go into the caves to explore, the seals are fun to watch. The large grass area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Being from the east coast, I was so excited at the possibility of seeing seals in their natural habitat. This place was so awesome. You can walk very close to where they lay and watch them bask in the sun or swim in the ocean. So sweet! There is no charge as its a public park/beach. It is a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i had so much fun. the view its amazing. alot of people. i will be back to this place very soon. its beautfull

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