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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (2,306 reviews)
“on the rocks” (560 reviews)
“wild animals” (96 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 2,306 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 560 reviews
"wild animals"
in 96 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 141 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 157 reviews
"san diego"
in 443 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 119 reviews
"small beach"
in 96 reviews
"nice walk"
in 89 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 168 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 88 reviews
"parking spot"
in 91 reviews
"tide pools"
in 185 reviews
"children's pool"
in 194 reviews
"the cliff"
in 88 reviews
"cove"
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

Amazing tide pools full of marine lift. Very pleasant area. Highly recommended for visit with children.

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

A fun morning kayaking and learning about the geology and sea life of this protected natural area. Sea lions, harbor seals, pelicans, and occasionally a lucky whale spotting.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We stopped by La Jolla Cove for an afternoon before heading to our hotel in San Diego. It was a last minute decision and after sitting in traffic to get there I was a little worried we were wasting our time. Thank goodness we went!...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

My sole mission, when I went to San Diego, was to see the La Jolla Cove seals and sea lions. They did not disappoint! My whole day was made.

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

One of the most beautiful and scenic places in San Diego! A great place to take a nice long walk. Lots of great ocean front restaurants too!

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Reviewed June 18, 2017

June 17, 2017; very crowded on a Saturday afternoon with virtually no parking to be had anyplace. We finally lucked up and found a spot and walked down to the waters edge. We also saw the 'children's pool' area which had seals swimming in the...More

Thank James A
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area for pictures! Easy access from anywhere. Parking in the area was easy as well. We found free parking easily.

Thank Dennis P
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

I love visiting La Jolla. Clean, nice with a great view from every angle. See the seals, have a drink and dinner, but don't miss the sunset .

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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Anyone who gives this natural stunning setting less than a 5 on tripadvisor is crazy. I have travelled all over the country and overseas, and La Jolla Cove is one of the most breathtakingly gorgeous places Earth has to offer. Crystal clear water, huge waves...More

Thank Angela S
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

This is a spectacular place to visit and have a long walk, either alone or with company, family and friends. The natural beauty of the place including the visiting animals creates an environment that brings together the human urbanisation and nature. The rocks by the...More

Thank George P
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Jenny V
April 25, 2018|
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Response from StarlaDeane | Reviewed this property |
Personally I was only there in april sorry I’m not help regarding that time of the year..
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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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Lisa D
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Parth_Bakshi | Reviewed this property |
We went with Five Star tours. They're pretty nice, it's a little rush rush with all these companies but if you're on a bit of a schedule, these guys are good. Try to take the morning tour as with this you'll be able to do... More
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