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La Jolla sea caves

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La Jolla sea caves

My family of four is visiting SD in August. We were thinking about going to La Jolla sea caves. We are staying in Coronado and are renting a car. Can anyone tell me if this is worth the trip. Sounds like fun, but is it interesting?? If so, should we take the guided tour of the caves or just explore on our own. Also we thought maybe surfing lessons might be a blast for our two sons (14 & 16) Any thoughts are appreciated.

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1. Re: La Jolla sea caves

Start the morning with breakfast at

Brockton Villa


(note: its so good that reservations are a good idea...

even for breakfast)

Then enjoy La Jolla Sea Caves

I would recommend highly that if your family likes kayaking to visit them by renting a kayak or taking a tour on a kayak.


This place also offers surfing lessons.

It would definitely be a fun day....After enjoying the ocean, perhaps visit some of the stores in La Jolla (trendy and artsy but expensive) and perhaps get something to eat....

You might also like to go by Birch Aquarium - close by


Its on the University of California San Diego Campus very close by to La Jolla.

Also going to Torrey Pines State Beach is also wonderful...


This is close to La Jolla also.

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2. Re: La Jolla sea caves

Hi, Mini,

Thanks for all the great info. I'm going to use some of these spots for my vacation in late July.


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3. Re: La Jolla sea caves

I highly recommend renting kayaks at La Jolla Shores and taking them out near the cove. You should be able to see fish, seals, a fabulous view of the coast, and right where you launch the kayak look out for the harmless Leopard sharks which swim close to the bottom.

Ask advice about going in the caves because the waves can often push you in towards the rocks.


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