La Jolla Shores Park

La Jolla Shores Park: Hours, Address, La Jolla Shores Park Reviews: 4.5/5

La Jolla Shores Park
4.5
Beaches • Parks
Read more
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Write a review
About
Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience La Jolla Shores Park and nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
2,712 reviews
Excellent
1,719
Very good
804
Average
155
Poor
31
Terrible
3

Tippy M
11 contributions
We love walking up and down the well kept sidewalk. There is always something refreshing about watching the waves and seeing people playing on the shore. There were surfers and fishermen and people playing guitar. Once we saw a wedding there. Take your binoculars though. You'll want to see those boats on the ocean a little closer.
Written May 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

southerncaligirl72
California703 contributions
Someone recommend us coming here so we checked the tides so we could be on the beach at the lowest tide. We came on Easter Sunday and man was it busy!! The beach is amazing here! There is so much to see and explore. A must see!
Written May 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

regis k
Arcadia, CA1,473 contributions
Couples
Fantastic beach. It’s a heaven for surfers. During the pandemic, there are a lot of people come out here to enjoy the open air.

With free parking, it’s nice to come out to immerse yourself in the fresh beach air here. Now a day, not too many choice for open air places to walk around. Even hiking trails, you have to make reservation first.

For those who like to take pictures of the nature, Scripps Pier is a great photo spot. I have taken quite a few pictures here.

After a walk, you can get some coffee and foods near Scripps Pier. I particularly like the Caroline’s Cafe. There many picnic tables and benches next to the Pier. You can just bring your foods and seat here and eat.

It tends to get a bit chilly during the summer. Weather changes very suddenly. So bring some warm cloths to wear.

Written January 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

iluv2eatntravel
San Diego, CA1,872 contributions
Couples
La Jolla Shores Park/Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of California and an extremely popular one. In addition to the gorgeous views, beautiful waters, and lovely sand, it is also popular because of its vicinity in beautiful La Jolla, it’s actively manned by lifeguards, and there is a playground (Kellogg Park) next to it. There is also a free parking lot although it fills up quickly. Just a great family beach with a little something for every one. It does get very crowded during summer especially weekends so plan to go early.
A couple of tips: even though the parking lot fills up quickly, you can do side street parking in the adjacent neighborhood and also along La Jolla Shore Drive right next to the park. Requires a bit of a walk but it’s not bad at all. Definitely doable. Also the beach area in front of the parking lot can get crowded but the north side of the beach towards the Ellen Browning Pier tend to be less crowded although it’s a little further from the Lifeguard towers so you may get relatively less attention from the lifeguards. It’s also a good idea to download a tide app so you can check the tides. During low tide you can actually walk to the tide pools north of Ellen Browning Pier all the way to Blacks Beach but only do so at low tide but pls do watch the tide cos when the tide comes in you may not be able to get back.
Written June 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

WI Cheese Girl
Madison, WI179 contributions
This walk was definitely something I'd recommend. It's pretty long, plan about an hour, and there is a park and little sidewalk shops along the way. The best part is you can get really up close to seals. Really up close. It's beautiful. We parked underground, $25, so that's steep, but glad we did because there were no open parking spots along the trail.
Written January 20, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BND96
Mesa, AZ147 contributions
Couples
Great park in cove on the ocean. Easy to get to and plenty of free parking. Has plenty of free public restrooms but toilets were clogged by end of day. We ended up bringing our own inflatable paddle boards and paddled to the caves and had a picnic on the beach after the caves. Highly recommended for everyone.
Written July 14, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Margesmister
Toronto, Canada240 contributions
...we were lucky that our visit coincided with the seal pups being born so there was probably 100 of them (so recently born still had their umbilical cords attached). We also saw whales and a bunch of other critters...overall very nice.
Written March 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

McClean Photography
San Diego, CA31 contributions
I only have been to La Jolla Shores during sunsets and at night. I love how this area is never overcrowded and it is a good depart from the typical beaches in San Diego. I attached a picture of La Jolla Shores bioluminescence.
Written December 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Armando R
el paso89 contributions
Family
This beach is public, so there are restrooms and showers. We went on a Friday, and the beach was packed. Waves were awesome, but it wasn't the nicest looking beach. Coronado is the best looking beach in San Diego, but not sure if it's public (restrooms).
Written July 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MikeB1952
Colorado Springs, CO951 contributions
We had a bit of time to spare before meeting our son. So we drove down to the shore and toward La Jolla. There in a residential area there was a break in the houses and a stairway down to the beach. We walked down steps to a rocky area near the water. The rocks were all pock marked with numerous crevices. Some little holes with small pools of water. The tide was about mid-way out so we weren’t able to get too far out. There was not a whole lot of sea life. But we saw a number of birds. Great area.
Written March 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 2,285
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about La Jolla Shores Park

La Jolla Shores Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking La Jolla Shores Park tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 6 La Jolla Shores Park tours on Tripadvisor

According to Tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience La Jolla Shores Park: See all La Jolla Shores Park experiences on Tripadvisor