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Address: 8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this...

Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.

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Big waves

The waves were huge and a number of people were surfing. The park area was nice. This was our first trip to the West coast so we didn't know what to expect. It wasn't the soft... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The waves were huge and a number of people were surfing. The park area was nice. This was our first trip to the West coast so we didn't know what to expect. It wasn't the soft white sand we are used to in Florida, but it was a great visit (and a fun town), and we're glad we went.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mica Beach To Soak Up What Health Benefits The Sun Has To Offer. Remember To Wear Sunblock, Regardless To How Much Melanin Your Skin Has, Skin Color Doesn't Matter Who Can Get Skin Cancer!!

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bright sunshine, lots of places to eat for cheap, convenience stores for sunscreen and supplies, long boardwalk and clean sands. Awesome time. Everyone's friendly.

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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great beach. Lots of families. I seen where they have kayaking tours. Come early because parking can be jam packed. I will be returning

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the beach to go to when you are in San Diego. It doesn't have the adult and college crowds that Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach have. Instead there are families enjoying the wide stretch of clean sand with a safe shoreline for the kids to swim and boogie board. There are toilets and showers just behind the boardwalk,... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here in April 2017. It was cold, but our kids didn't mind. This was their first trip to the Pacific Ocean. They had a blast. We learned there were certain areas the life guards wanted swimmers vs surfers. The waves were big, but not dangerously big for my 3 children (ages 7-12). They had fun with the sand... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful flat beach with long walkways, lined with restaurants and cafes. We traveled in the spring and the water was cold, but we had a nice time nevertheless

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is very flat and there is a parking lot that almostgoes right up to the sand. We brought my brother-in-law in a wheelchair and it worked out great as there is a sidewalk on the edge of the sand. It is a great beach for kids as well.

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Puyallup, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

More beach space than where the caves are. You can also take a longer walk on the sand. They have a couple of big pit probably for bonfires. A lot of benches along the walk but not much shade. They also have a playground for children.

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beach, can walk to get a quieter area. Clean. Restroom and showers close by. Parking fills up quickly. Restaurants block a way to get lunch if you forget to bring with you. Rentals also available for wet suits and such.

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