We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunny Jim Cave

1325 Cave St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
La Jolla Segway Tour
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cave store” (15 reviews)
“cave opening” (6 reviews)
“gift shop” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
1325 Cave St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3684
+1 858-459-0746
Write a Review
Reviews (154)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

31 - 40 of 150 reviews

Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a made made cane to a cave. The steps are steep and damp. Would hate to do this with an elderly aunt or a small child. But, it is an incredible view. It only costs $5 to go down and is certainly worth...More

1  Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I visited the Sunny Jim Cave through the Cave Store, the only reasonably priced shop I visited during my stay in La Jolla. The admission for adults is $5 and less for children. It is rather anticlimactic. You travel down 145 steps to a platform...More

3  Thank 211heather
Reviewed 27 September 2016

$5 per person is a little pricey but be sure to ask the cashier for interesting facts about the cave. The walk is step and a little slippery on the way down. We went down twice after asking the cashier questions about the cave. Great...More

Thank VanillaAce
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

U gotta pay 5$ for the entrance to the cave through the store. However 1. If u spend 20$ on merchandise u can go for free. 2. Just right there on the left there is a little path to the rocks in case you want...More

Thank judyblonde86
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Yes, I said wonky. My friend had really wanted to visit this little cave in LA Jolla that sits below a small and old little shop build into the rocky cliff side of the coast line. I had been about 10 years prior but was...More

1  Thank niqnak2289
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It's a quick 145 or so steps down to the bottom and then back up again. the view is nice and it's interesting to see the inside of a cave that we saw from the outside on the water earlier that day.

Thank resawolfis
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Experience piece of history! Unfortunately it is too crowded and hard to take your time to enjoy the view and take several pictures. Tight space for that many people. We went on Labor Day tho. However, we enjoy the experience and view. I just wish...More

Thank thisamazingworld
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Not sure why one would go through this gift shop and down all the stairs just to be in a cave looking out at the water. Only slightly interesting

Thank SBSTex
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Descending the steps to Sunny Jim's cave certainly felt like entering the world the Goonies explored, and looking out from the cave to the Pacific made it feel even moreso. It really is just 145 ancient stairs down to a platform in a cave that's...More

Thank BJ_and_Leslie
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The cave is nothing extraordinary but it is a cool bit of history. It only takes a couple of minutes to descend the stairs from the unassuming shop on the street, but take those few minutes and you'll find yourself just a couple of feet...More

1  Thank Anthony D
Nearby Restaurants
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
1,031 reviews
.04 miles away
George's at the Cove
2,660 reviews
.10 miles away
Duke's La Jolla
444 reviews
.13 miles away
Brockton Villa Restaurant
770 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
La Jolla Cove
9,489 reviews
.19 miles away
La Jolla Caves
538 reviews
.03 miles away
Girard Avenue and Prospect Street
245 reviews
.07 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sunny Jim Cave staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines