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“la jolla shores”(210 reviews)
“great beach”(164 reviews)
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This property has a great location!! The property is old and could use a make over. The bathrooms are very old and furnishings are ‘80s but the bed was comfortable. Hearing the waves while you are sleeping is wonderful, just don’t expect a quaint little...More

Thank KBontje
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Is there such a thing as the nicest beach in San Diego ? Large and calm seas the day we visited. Clean rest rooms and plenty of eats nearby.

Thank mikeywwes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a little hard to find the first time. But when we finally figured it out we found a clean, family friendly beach. Parking was free, easy to find in their lot, and conveniently close. The waves are mild and the water was refreshing,...More

Thank dottyc60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is extremely busy in the summer and parking is scarce. Either go really early or time your visit to snag a parking place after the walkers leave. It is a flat sand beach and easy to get a mile walk in on the...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Jolla Shores park is a beautiful place to spend a weekend, BUT, get there EARLY! Parking lot gets full in the summer before noon, it's madness to try and park. There are a few fire pits, but you can bring your own (they have...More

Thank rickgonzales565
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the reviews I read said, “Get there early to find parking”. So, what time is early? I’m sure it depends upon the time of year, but still. We arrived at 9 am and every spot was taken, even the neighborhood parking. Cars were parked...More

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

September is much less crowded so walking the beach is a very relaxing way to spend your time. Lots of things to do depending on your mood. We had a long walk that left us alone for much of our exploration.

Thank McWett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very popular beach in a beautiful area, so arrive early to get a parking spot; otherwise you'll be cruising around the adjacent neighborhoods looking for street parking. Situated near La Jolla Cove, the beach is clean with soft sand and few pebbles....More

1  Thank JillClardy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice beach right in front of our hotel La Jolla shores lot of people on beach on sept day at summers end sorry to see summer end there was a group swimmers who were there to train for a triathlon .water was a little cold...More

Thank bolandenator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

La Jolla is so beautiful. The beach is gorgeous. Great place for families. Seemed pretty safe. Parking tough on weekend.

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Marianne E
2 December 2017|
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Response from Emanuele B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marianne, If there is no traffic you can go from mission beach to La Jolla in 15-20 min. No idea about the Cabanas
Donna T
7 June 2017|
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Response from JoAnn H | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking lot that fills fast during the day and for sunset (and probably during the grunion runs). There is free street parking however, just plan to walk a few blocks. Don't forget to drop a pin so you don't... More
25 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sunbathing should be ok, the temperatures during the day are quite warm, even right now, provided there is no cloud cover or even fog. The water temperature of the Pacific Ocean is generally not very warm, especially not... More
8 November 2016|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
It's nice all year, but the waters going to be 60 degree's. Growing up here we always thought it was funny when the tourist went swimming in the winter, But heck, might be your first time in the Pacific Ocean. You can rent... More
Yamini J
13 September 2016|
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Response from hjs25 | Reviewed this property |
Yep - no timings for the beach. Enjoy your visit!