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Review of The Cave Store

The Cave Store
Ranked #5 of 29 Shopping in La Jolla
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Cave Store offers a variety of merchandise including handmade jewelry, towels, snorkel gear, postcards, magnets, shells, and bottled drinks and ice cream. The most exciting part of the Cave Store, however, is the 145 step tunnel that leads to the Sunny Jim Sea Cave. Although there are rarely any sea lions or seals in the cave, the view is spectacular and it is a great adventure, particularly for kids.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed June 26, 2013

Lots of neat souvenirs at decent prices, something for everyone here!
There wasn't anything I disliked sorry i don't have more than 50 characters!

Thank FionaFitz11
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

A great little time killer to get a really cool perspective looking out from a sea cave towards the ocean. 145 steps, but not too difficult to handle in either direction (I'm 6'4" and did need to duck occasionally, but no real issues). Great photo opp. Not much to the store, but the kids really thought the Sunny Jim Cave trip was worthwhile! Also be sure to spend some time walking above the cave (behind the store) for some great views of the coasts, the other sea caves of La Jolla, seals and fish!

Thank Carlsport
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The shop is sad. The upkeep on the stairs pitiful. One would hope for safer stairs for $4 each and a peek at a sea cave. Be prepared no bathrooms available, 145 stairs and quite a stench.

1  Thank NorthwestSensei
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Ok, the charge is only $4.00 per person, so right there, you shouldn,t expect much, and you don't get much. A bunch of stairs, lead to an opening where there are a bunch of boulders, and you can see waves. Sorry, but my wife and I were not impressed. It was supposed to open at 10:00am, but only opened at 11:00am.

Thank shats3
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

The La Jolla Cave and Shell Shop is a really neat little store with a lot of handmade items for sale. Plus they also have a real sea cave. There is a small per-person fee, but is defiantly something to see. Caution: The climb down and then back up what seemed like a thousand, but is realistically more like one hundred stairs is rough!!! Especially if you are not in great shape. Even though the stairs were killer, I was really glad I pushed myself to complete the "journey", even though my thighs were sore for two days. At the bottom of the stairs you get to an opening to the Pacific Ocean. It's a great place to take a picture and to just gaze at the beautiful scenery.

Thank Circelli1
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