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“sea lions”(84 reviews)
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Seven elongated fissures in the cliff walls that can be entered during low tide.
La Jolla, San Diego, CA
+1 858-459-0746
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All reviews sea lions cave store watch your head gift shop kayak tour on the rocks waves crashing fun to watch worth the trip natural beauty the cliff beautiful scenery the pacific ocean marine life san diego tunnel smell
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave was pretty cool But one has to be careful because the rocks are slippery and you can easily injure themselves, however the surroundings are spectacular with the beaches and the seals at this time of season

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 806maritzac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to simply take in the beautiful shoreline along La Jolla and it's neighboring communities, or go all out and get in a kayak to traverse the caves. Something for everyone, so you can't go wrong!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank holeinone17
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Such a cool spot with so much to do. Sea caves, beautiful shore line and ocean views and of course the seals and sea lions. Parking is a bit tricky but we found parking up the hill near the shops easier and it was just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Did not know about the Cave entrance that was right in the gift shop. for $5 its worth it. You take 140 steps which is light up and the store has cameras in case anyone has an issue along the way. Then you feel like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 10 December 2018

While the caves are interesting, and the view is gorgeous, you are going to suffer some disappointment because it is hard to park, and there are hundreds of hotels around with lots of people. Not good. You better drive to Point Loma, or go to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

wonderful gift shop, caves make for a fun outing, worth waiting for a parking space just to experience this area

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wetears
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Good exercise going up and down the steps. A nice view once you get there. A good gift shop where you buy the tickets. Parking is available on nearby streets or parkades.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CalgaryWoman
Reviewed 30 October 2018

She said there are 155 steps and can get slippery. Takes 15 minutes and cost $5. She liked it. Its inside a little store on the beach,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chuck F
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Went through a couple of caves and got some excellent footage of them especially the cave that starts off in a store with a long stairway that was dug out by hand in the early 1900's . Worth the trip .

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Billy K
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Stopped here on our drive through La Jolla. Gift shop was great, history of the caves was very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 February 2017|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
Here's one: adventure.everydaycalifornia There's probably others as well- I just Googled "La Jolla Kayaks"
Tiffany L
28 July 2016|
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Response from Mario T | Reviewed this property |
You have plenty of launch locations- go for it!
17 January 2016|
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Response from canalcruiser | Reviewed this property |
There are several companies operating Kayak tours. You can check under "Activities" on Trip Advisor or Google Kayak Tours La Jolla. Several operate year round, though sometimes only on weekends in the winter. It can be... More