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“Walking La Jolla Cove” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove
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Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in La Jolla
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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.
Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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“Walking La Jolla Cove”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

Loved walking through town, eating lunch and walking down to the Ocean. It was my first time to see the Pacific Ocean. Wear good walking shoes. While exploring La. Jolla cove.

Visited August 2014
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Glendale, California
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“Worth going”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

A great place to sit or walk and also a lot of great restaurants not too far...sea lions are amazing and the views as well

Visited August 2014
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“swimming with seals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was the highlight of the holiday for my daughters (11 and 13). The sight of seals sunning themselves on the rocks and playing in the water was great enough but they were so tame that they swam very close to the people in the sea (although people are not supposed to touch them or bother them or else quite rightly the lifeguard calls them out). The seals seemed to play a game where they float on the sides with only their flippers out of the water like a shark fin! Very funny/scary depending on whether you know it is a seal. We lost our flip flops when a sudden wave covered the very small beach and took them away. It was a fun day out.

Visited August 2014
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“ALWAYS A PLEASURE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited before but the seals, sometimes the otters and always the Pelicans never cease to please.
Some refurbishment going on at the moment but still a beautiful place with deep blue ocean and skies with nature at your feet...wonderful....

Visited August 2014
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“So many fish, great wildlife”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

Snorkeling in La Jolla Cove is a fascinating experience. The Cove is home to a lot of Garibaldi fish, which are the world's largest damselfish, very tropical-looking. They are brilliant orange in color, with a prominent forehead and very cute faces. The Garibaldis are not scared of people; some of them swim in the very shallowest water right by the beach. A bit further out there are numerous sea bass, kelpfish, opal-eyes and other interesting fish species.

Then of course there are the California sea lions. The day I was there about nine females were having fun, lolling around and rolling about on the washed-up seaweed at the very north end of the small beach. When I left, the big male had positioned himself between the on-lookers and the females as a sort of guardian.

But while I was swimming back in to the beach from having been out pretty far, I was lucky enough to see the big male sea lion relaxing in the water less than 10 feet away from me -- quite an unexpected experience.

Currently the city is building a new lifeguard station at the Cove, so part of the top area is fenced off until this is finished.

Visited August 2014
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