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“A small area called the gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove
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$24*
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La Jolla Cave Snorkeling Tour
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve.
San Diego
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“A small area called the gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Don't expect a big place to visit here but it is quite beautiful. The area has a nice walk way along the ocean, the beach is quite small, in fact packed wall to wall people in the summer. Fairly good snorkeling year round.Nice beach shop up the hill to visit with a cool staircase to walk down into a cave.Small fee to use it.In the back is a nice path behind some private homes with excellent views, makes you want to move there if you can afford it!

Visited January 2013
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“Beautiful Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We have been here several times and will always return. The views of the ocean, cove, cliffs, and seals are stunning!

Visited May 2013
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Laredo, Texas
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“La Jolla Cove- a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

If you're in San Diego, it's well worth the short drive up to La Jolla, first for the quaint style and small town feel of Prospect St. and it's pricey shops and galleries, and second, for "The Cove", it's breathtaking coastal view, the fresh ocean breezes and, of course, the free entertainment provided by the ever-present seals that populate the sheltered sea wall constructed back in the 1930's (I think).
You can also watch the hardy surfers catching some waves, or catch your own, if you're so inclined. (The water is quite chilly, though).
We took in a beautiful, romantic sunset that is hard to beat anywhere.

Visited March 2013
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sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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“Pretty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

It was beautiful, just very overcast the day we went. Tons of shopping and restaurants. We had a great time!

Visited May 2013
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Irvine, California
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“Worth to come”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This our first time to visit in La Jolla Cove, San Diego. Very beautiful and great experience to see a lot of sea lions even in hot day and also beautiful park next to the ocean just for relax with the kids or BBQ perhaps. Out side or before stop to see the seals, there're street mall branded such as ....... The sea lions stay there as there new habitat as a volunteer lady explained to my wife.
Will come back with my kids later for sure........

Visited May 2013
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