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La Jolla Underwater Park

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La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 619-525-8213
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Love the water here

I was lucky enough to go on a kayak and snorkel tour in this beautiful place. The bright orange... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie C
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Hayward, California, United States
Nothing like the sights, sounds and smells of this area.

The odor is not always pleasant, but certainly natural. Here one can see and ear seals, sea lions... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
DonCapeMayBeach
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Cape May Beach
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to go on a kayak and snorkel tour in this beautiful place. The bright orange fish, pretty rocks and just underwater world that is there is an Amazing thing to have been able to see. We snorkeled there, and into one...More

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

The odor is not always pleasant, but certainly natural. Here one can see and ear seals, sea lions, sharks, sea birds and also do people watching. It's so much fun and also relaxing. I could go every day.

3  Thank DonCapeMayBeach
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

This is definitely one of the best spots to watch seals / sea lions. So do not miss this. The area is at the same time a beach where also humans are swimming.

1  Thank Maximilian H
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Swim, Snorkel, or Scuba with the Sea Lions and Seals...along with lots of fish. Long set of steps down to the small beach area. Watch the tides - they can come in and wash your belongs away - you can leave stuff up in the...More

Thank yvonne p
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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Went snorkeling with my kiddos at La Jolla's Underwater Park, to kickoff the returning season of the leopard sharks. From late July to mid September, our warm waters attracts these and other types of smaller sharks to "Incubate" their youngs inside their tummy to prepare...More

3  Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Not very impressive, expensive for the ctual visit. Limited visuals and seemed like there was not much to Oh and Ahh about. Just a cave with a big gift shop. Nothing to impress out of town visitors.REALLY HARD to find parking.

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Reviewed January 12, 2017

There is so much to see underwater from the various La Jolla beach entries. The best way to get a good overview of these spots is to attend the 3Rs workshops presented each summer. In the 3R workshops experienced divers and former lifeguards take snorkelers...More

2  Thank lovewarmwater
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

The La Jolla Cove is a great place to visit even if you don't go into the water. It is nice to watch the sea lions even if they try to take over.

2  Thank Brita W
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

The surf at this location varies and its rocky shoreline should be approached with caution. This location boasts most of the typical local sea life attractions and is a good spot for snorkeling and shore diving. You will see many fellow adventurists doing so. The...More

2  Thank S F
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

If you are looking for vistas of coral reefs and colorful fish, well you will not find them here. Much of the beauty is in the diversity of plant life and not fish. The local California sea lions and harbor seals have eaten most of...More

1  Thank Papafish92037
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693martinl
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Matt C |
Yes you sure can. As a matter of fact it'll probably be the most clear during aug-dec. Just keep your eyes peeled and do some research for swell and surf conditions as it can get pretty choppy on a day to day basis. Be safe... More
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