La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Shores Park
4.5
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
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Margesmister
Toronto, Canada227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
...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
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Nathan N
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This was an amazing beach for surfing but along with that comes the crowds. We went on Saturday and had a really hard time finding parking, even getting there what we thought was early. That said, the waves were great and the water was really warms so it was still a good place to visit.
Written September 16, 2022
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WI Cheese Girl
Madison, WI226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
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
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BND96
Mesa, AZ162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • 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
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McClean Photography
San Diego, CA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
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
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Michelle F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We stayed at la Jolla Shores hotel. It was right on the beach. Perfect location to all shops and restaurants. The weather was perfect. Definitely visit Jim's cave store. And highly recommend piatta restaurant for dinners. The mrkt square grocery and food shop has the best coffee and amazing breakfast toasts.
Written September 3, 2022
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Armando R
el paso92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • 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
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MikeB1952
Santa Fe, NM1,089 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
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
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Indah Edlightz
Ontario, Canada3,822 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Beautiful, but sometimes very busy beach. Its not very big so get your spot early. Its a nice spot with lots to do in the area and view of the cove just to the left. Lots of restaurants in the area and you can also rent kayaks to enjoy the water. Parking is tough, we ended up parking further up the street and had to walk quite a bit, but its worth it as its the nicest beach in the area.
Written August 28, 2022
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Waddler
York, UK11,953 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It was a slight disappointment as we were hoping to snorkel with leopard sharks.

As it turned out it wasn't overly pleasant. There was a sea fret (or fog as they call it locally) so it wasn't easy to see them as they stand out more in sunlit waters and also it was a bit cold (the Pacific in California isn't the warmest anyway). The sea was pretty rough as well, so the snorkelling was not easy, and you have to be wary of stingrays which are plentiful on this beach.

After fighting through the swell for a bit I still hadn't seen any. On the way back I briefly glimpsed one swimming by my feet. I also glimpsed a stingray. Perhaps they were elsewhere, from the clifftops on the walk from La Jolla Coves we had seen a collection of them in a bay half way between La Jolla Cove and Shores.

We then got confused trying to leave the beach - the way we'd taken in by the Marine Room was blocked by the rising tide and we got lost in the private estate of the tennis club! I think we should have continued down the beach past it.
Written September 6, 2023
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