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La Jolla Cove

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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a gorgeous spot along the coast, where scores of seals and sea lions congregate. You can meet them from up close, though beware, they are fun but not that friendly.

Thank Seasondtraveller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My girlfriend and I went to Jolla cove initially to go kayaking, we arrived a few hours early as we thought we would check the beach out and grab some food. It turned out to be a great idea, the minute we parked up, we...More

Thank NaughtyBri
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a quick visit to see the sea lions and seals in their natural habitat. La Jolla is a very cute and charming place and we saw more than 20 animals at the same time, so the goal was definitely achieved. Maybe it was...More

1  Thank silvia_martins
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a great place to spend some time, walking and watching the great views of the sea caves, sea lions and kayaks in the sea. You can rent a kayak and explore the caves too. Great place to have lunch too

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Much to our surprise..what a great free treat outside of San Diego. I had no idea I was going to get that close to the Seals!!!

Thank Kelley_Hepler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Getting to LaJolla is no fun, particularly if you hit traffic on I 10 which I assume is a given, but once you get to the Cove, it is a great place to relax. We hit the place in January so we did not deal...More

1  Thank richardjosephr
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved walking the beach and then traveling down the sidewalk to view people kayaking in the cove among the seals. I got some great pictures of seals and pelicans. Followed that with fish tacos in town and some gelato that was fabulous. Fun place to...More

Thank Jill768
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cove was a fun place to swim for an hour or so; not a relaxing swim that day. Be careful of rocks that extend under the water. My son and his new wife married there one Saturday morning; incredibly picturesque! Beach house available with...More

1  Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The nearby park and the Cove are the best parts of La Jolla. Take a walk around. Smell the ocean air and enjoy the view. Its lovely.

Thank Carly1Esq
Reviewed 5 days ago

La Jolla is a must visit site for tourists visiting San Diego. The area is a little congested , so if you need to park you car, valet it on Prospect street and walk a few blocks to the cove. The sea lions are the...More

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25 July 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth B | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it would be better to swim at the Children's Beach very close by within walking distance because there are life guards on duty. If you have not swum in the Pacific before it is best to swim where the are life guards... More
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25 April 2018|
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Response from lorne f | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
There are areas open to Pet’s. You will have lots of company. Some of the Preserve areas are off limits but those are limited. Bring your dogs.