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“Save the seals!”
Review of La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove
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$99.00*
and up
Electric Bike Tour of La Jolla and Mount Soledad
Ranked #1 of 78 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.
Reviewed October 1, 2013

One of the reasons I love La Jolla cove is because I get to see Wildlife....the pelicans, birds, squirrels, and those fabulous frolicking seals are worth the price of admission, FREE! You can sit on the beach or hike up the trail or visit the CAVE by climbing down 147 stairs (and back up)...this is a place not to be missed if you are visiting the San Diego area.

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"sea lions"
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"on the rocks"
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"wild animals"
in 96 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 141 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 157 reviews
"san diego"
in 443 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 119 reviews
"small beach"
in 96 reviews
"nice walk"
in 89 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 168 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 88 reviews
"parking spot"
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"tide pools"
in 185 reviews
"children's pool"
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"the cliff"
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"cove"
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Unique views but the bird excretement was obvious. Excellent view of sea lions and a very pretty area

Thank Iadmit
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful, beautiful beach area! People snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, fishing... lots of options for outdoor activities. The water is blue and turquoise, the sky is bright blue, palm trees abound, sandy beaches, lovely cliffs, etc. The best part is the wildlife: tons of pelicans, which look awesome when flying in groups, and the snorting, lounging, lazy seals. The seals were my favorite part, because I've never seen one outside of a zoo or aquarium. There were a variety of colors (black, white, speckled, etc.), and you were able to get pretty close to them, although a rope wisely keeps the public from getting TOO close. I also loved seeing them swim and ride the surf. The walkway along the beach is a wonderful place to take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the California sunshine and scenery. Fortunately, I did not notice the smell that many reviewers have referred to - perhaps the wind was blowing in the right direction the day I was there?

Overall, one of the most beautiful west coast beaches I have seen. Go there and enjoy the relaxing, refreshing beauty.

Thank Sarah Z
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Beautiful beach Nice location relaxing how ever not for kids lot of rocks but my mom and I went there it's was fabulous

Thank Angelique U
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

My family and I walked out on the cove walkway and the ocean that splashes up against the path is just gorgeous.

Thank Benjamin D
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