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“la jolla shores”(211 reviews)
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my husband and Mom on Columbus day, and we had a wonderful time. Not far from the park is the beach, and this is a family beach. Although it was a holiday the beach is wide enough so that it's not crowded and...More

1  Thank jessi540
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Jolla Shores Park is the best place to swim in the san diego area. The park offers a great place to play frisbee and there are several lifeguard towers to keep watch over family members in the water. The beach is sandy and wonderful...More

Thank LFPTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really love this place. This area is so big than you can have all your privacy without any problem. You can walk a long and the landscape is really beautiful.

1  Thank marco-anni
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Jolla is a good day out from nearby San Diego. Vey fashionable area with lots of expensive houses. The beach here is long, wide, flat and safe with rolling surf. You can walk a long way down past Scripps Oceanography Institue (well worth a...More

Thank Ashley I
Reviewed 1 week ago

My visit in August was ideal for swimming in the pacific. The water was so warm and everyone was enjoying the low tides. I've never seen so many people in the water.

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know I might regret telling the world this, however, I love to travel myself and I always appreciate secrets from locals. So of course La Jolla Shores Park & Beach is amazing and can get packed on the weekends. But my favorite thing to...More

1  Thank funnysean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one word - perfect sand is perfect,water is perfect,waves are perfect,area is perfect this beach is in la jolla which is one of the richest communities in the country with amazing houses near this amazing beach . the water is warm (usually) sand is great...More

1  Thank Mikey201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely beach- sandy with great sea front! Reminded me a lot of the Miami beaches - gorgeous all around! Very busy with activities from surfing to paddle boarding and lots of families and people on the beach. After sunset there’s spots you can...More

Thank SAcouple86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lifeguards were all very helpful, and they made sure swimmers and surfers didn't collide. Not many big waves, but the water was refreshing. It can get crowded in the summer, but it's in a beautiful place, and there's always something going on.

Thank Fairestraitor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right ON one of the best beaches in LaJolla. Lots of great people watching or just set up shop right on the beach which is right over the boardwalk from the park!

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Marianne E
December 2, 2017|
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Response from Emanuele B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marianne, If there is no traffic you can go from mission beach to La Jolla in 15-20 min. No idea about the Cabanas
Donna T
June 7, 2017|
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Response from JoAnn H | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking lot that fills fast during the day and for sunset (and probably during the grunion runs). There is free street parking however, just plan to walk a few blocks. Don't forget to drop a pin so you don't... More
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sunbathing should be ok, the temperatures during the day are quite warm, even right now, provided there is no cloud cover or even fog. The water temperature of the Pacific Ocean is generally not very warm, especially not... More