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Wedding on the sand in La Jolla

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Wedding on the sand in La Jolla

Does anyone know of a cove or somewhat secluded beach you could have a 20 min wedding ceremony w/ 30 guests in La Jolla on the sand?

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1. Re: Wedding on the sand in La Jolla

It's not on the sand, but the "Wedding Bowl" is a very popular spot. It's on the bluff just above the ocean. A picture of it is at http://www.lajollatravelinformation.com/uploaded_images/wedding-bowl-DSCN4830(Small)-778399.jpg

A permit to have a wedding on a beach in San Diego costs $250 if you're a resident of San Diego, $500 if you're not. More info is at: sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/general-inf…

Another possibility might be Windansea Beach, a large, pretty beach in La Jolla.

Since all beaches are public, having the permit does not guarantee you exclusive use of the location, you couldn't prevent other people from walking through.

Another spot in La Jolla is the La Jolla Bridge Club, but I think it costs $2,500 for a wedding, and that's just the facility rental.

Another possible place for a wedding is at Torrey Pines State Reserve, on the cliffs above the ocean. That would be a poor choice though, if anyone in your group was in a wheelchair or had difficulty walking, as they would have to go on a dirt trail to the site. More info at: http://www.torreypine.org/misc/faq.html

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2. Re: Wedding on the sand in La Jolla

It will not be "secluded". We often walk and stand and watch as weddings take place at La Jolla Cove outside the bridge club.

There are lots of spots in the city for a wedding with ocean backgrounds but you have to pay a fee and reserve the spot with the city.

Here is the Parks and Recreation web site:


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3. Re: Wedding on the sand in La Jolla

Tnelsonsea -

You can get married on the sand in front of The La Jolla Shores Hotel. Contact the hotel to make arrangements. Passersby by can stop and watch, but this will be true of anywhere on the beach in La Jolla.

There's more information on getting married in La Jolla at:



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4. Re: Wedding on the sand in La Jolla

Living at Windansea, I can vouch for it being one of the most photogenic spots in La Jolla. Sometimes brides come there for their offical wedding photo and have an event elsewhere. There are easily 2-3 weddings a month here, tho, maybe more in the summer and shouldn't be any charge for the privilege. If you see lifeguards, they'll tell you where the best spot would be. I had my husband's memorial service there and they actually moved people over to another area so we could throw tulips in the water. They're very accommodating and the water is just beautiful and turquoisey.

If you don't have a lot of guests, I'd recommend it, but if you expect a large group, parking is a real problem and there are NO rest room facilities. We had a groom ask to use our bathroom to comb his hair and tie his tie one time. He'd just finished surfing and he had one impatient bride on his hands. ;-)

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