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La Jolla Cove

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Address: 1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The...

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.

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US$79.00*
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La Jolla Cave Snorkeling Tour
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US$79.98*
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding Lessons
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US$99.00*
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Advanced La Jolla Segway Tour

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I Repeat Go Early

This is an amazing walk, but it can get crowded and parking is tough to find. So go early if just to get a parking spot. This is a great area with lots to see. A cliffside walk... read more

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing walk, but it can get crowded and parking is tough to find. So go early if just to get a parking spot. This is a great area with lots to see. A cliffside walk where you find sea lions, squirrels, flowers, access to some small beaches, warm sun, beautiful ocean... I little piece of advice watch... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Drove up after work and I was so thankful I did. This was a ]perfect location to just enjoy the air, ocean and sea lions. This is a must stop. Walk the length and visit the children's pool area. Highly recommend.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
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It's fun to watch the views and the seals. Parking is a bit of a nightmare and the seals make for a malodorous air. :) Otherwise, a little beach and a fun afternoon with the kids.

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Amazing place ! Beautiful view , fantastic beach, gardens and a unique opportunity to see seals and sea lions!! Great fun for the whole family !

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San Diego, California
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I love La Jolla Cove. You can view the cute seals that play and sleep all day. The only downfall is that it smells (from the seals) and there is only 2 hour parking:o( Go early for the best parking, but beware, the parking police will get you if you go over the 2 hour time allotment. Great place for... More 

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Lake Wales, United States
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My first experience seeing & smelling sea lions in the wild. A great way to experience wildlife. After winding my way down a picturesque road, I was able to easily park and walk to a sweet little park overlooking a cove where people were swimming in the frigid water amongst sea lions. The amazing animals were everywhere on the rocks... More 

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#1: Place to visit in San Diego area. Wonderful views of the ocean and coast line. Lots of sea lions. Tranquility.

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The sunbathing lazy seals in the backdrop of the mighty blue Pacific is a treat to your eyes. You might view one of the many marriage ceremonies that takes place beside the shore. Overall, very nice experience.

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San Francisco, California
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I came here about a few months ago just to check out the cove with my girl friend, the walk was very long but very worth it! Loved the view!

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If you're in San Diego I recommend making the drive to La Jolla. Very scenic, lots of sea lions, seals and pelicans. The beaches are small but there are lots of caves and rock formations to walk around.

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