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The Cave Store

1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
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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.
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  • Average15%
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1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place sells mainly touristy stuff, but you can pay $5 to go inside one of the caves. The steps are not strenuous but slippery. The cave was pretty dark and I could see the waves splashing on the rocks, but other than that, there...More

Thank em-2115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for some memorabilia for your curio cabinet, this place will fill the bill. You can pay a small fee and go down to the cave inside the shop. We bought a couple of things and were pleased. Nicely done stuff here.

Thank terryLCO
Reviewed 3 August 2017

For only $5, you have to do this! The Cave Store is a cherished location in LaJolla with this wonderful, quirky "come on in" kind of a lure...you walk 145 stepsdown to a cove! Super cool experience. Please keep in mind...narrow walkway, steps can be...More

Thank mary a
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

What a fun little hike down the stairs to the cove. It was just exciting enough without being strenuous or scary. My mom with a recent knee replacement even did it. It is kinda slippery so hold onto the handrails.

Thank klvaile
Reviewed 22 July 2017

On a recent trip to La Jolla, my friend and I decided to explore The Cave Store and the area around it. We walked over to the Coast Trail and the bluffs surrounding the Cave Store. Lovely views of the water with kayakers and snorkelers...More

1  Thank areteacher
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Been here many times always a favorite with my daughter. The 135 steps is always a hike but amazing to see the cove from down below. Looking at the old pictures it's amazing that the place has been there almost unchanged for over 100 years.

Thank William H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Cute jewelry and trinket shop. $5 entrance fee inside the shop to venture down to the bottom of a sea cave. Recommend wearing appropriate shoes as the path is a bit wet and slippery. Worth the walk back up to see the inside of a...More

1  Thank Kym412
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Great spot to see caves from land. Our kids loved it and we got a workout! Parking is very limited in this area.

Thank Richelle C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

It was cool to take the 145 steps to sea level. The expereince was worth it cause I got a coupon from my kayak experience since the water levels were too high to kayak into one of the caves. Not sure I think this is...More

Thank ConnieK25
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Something a little different and out of the ordinary for just a few bucks :) careful though...if you are out of shape the 145 stairs back up can be tough!

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10 July 2017|
Response from Kym412 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if allowed, but staircase is a bit narrow, wet and dark.
3 September 2015|
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Response from Sunny Jim C | Property representative |
The cave tours are going on all day 10am to 4:30pm monday-friday or 10am-5pm saturday and sunday.