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“Fun little time filler”
Review of The Cave Store

The Cave Store
Ranked #3 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, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed March 18, 2014

For a family from Kansas, this was a fun little time filler! Sure...there wasn't a whole lot to see, but it was kinda fun going down the steps. You can hear the waves slam against the rocks while going down. Going back UP...well, that's a different story. I am obviously extremely out of shape. My calves hurt the rest of the week...haha! It was a unique experience.

Thank awollenberg
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

We took a kayak tour to the caves, you can't really go inside them cause the water is rough. We did the kayak tour with OEX tours located in La Jolla Shores. They where very professional and was a cool experience.

Thank anthony s
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

This place is a shell shop and inside that a staircase descends to a cave. Err, thats it, thats what you get for your $4. The items in the shop are the usual tourist tat and it really isnt worth going down 140+ stairs to the cave and back up again.

When we went there were 3 other people there, all of us spent about 30 seconds in the cave before turning back. Thats because there is nothing of note to see or do down there. To charge any amount for this is too much.

The only positive, friendly, engaging staff in the shop. Step out onto the cliffs next to the shop instead and enjoy the view instead, its free and you should see various birds and seals.

Thank Rich2112
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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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