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Ellen Browning Scripps Park

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Address: 1133 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Great place for a nice walk along the ocean

What a nice relaxing park. Stroll along the ocean and see sea lions and seals. Step onto the beach and even get close to them. There's plenty of grass to sit and picnic, and... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2016
Jeff W
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

What a nice relaxing park. Stroll along the ocean and see sea lions and seals. Step onto the beach and even get close to them. There's plenty of grass to sit and picnic, and plenty of sidewalk and beach to walk as long as you want. A nice relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Jeff W
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

A beautiful park....beautiful views, a quick walk from seals, sea lions and beautiful landscape views! Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Kay932
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

A large grassy park with old and interesting succulents and sedums frame the pounding Pacific ocean. We watch the newborn baby seals being guided to shore by their mothers. So many already backing on the sand and more arriving through the rocks and waves. Some areas were unprotected from human foot traffic which was nice to walk right up to... More 

Thank pamela w
Beverly Hills, California
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

Always clean with beautiful view. Great place to bring children, play ball games, make BBQ, have picnic or watch the concert, which they have there every weekend during the summer.

Thank Gennadiy F
Spokane, Washington, United States
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This park has so much to see an do. Lots of action in the water sea lions, surfing. A great picnic area and just sit and watch the waves.

Thank Maureen T
McKinney, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

The sea lions were up on the rocks while I visited the park. While there were more people than I expected for 10am on a Sunday, the park didn't feel too crowded at all. Parking was tricky, but I was lucky enough to snag a front row spot.

Thank Jaclyn D
San Diego, California
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2016

Good: Views Sunsets Shopping Lots of Grass Bad: Parking Privacy Quiet Smokers Stinky: Sea life Birds Smokers

Thank globalandlocaltravel
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91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Great grassy area with a view of the water near La Jolla Cove. Relax, hang out, people watch. Parking can be a challenge especially on weekends.

Thank howefortunate
Vista, California
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

There are not too many amenities at Scripps Park. There are a couple of picnic tables and a bathroom and I'm not sure anything more than that. What is lacks in amenities though, it more than makes up for with amazing views and weather. The view along the pathway is amazing. The park is always clean and rarely crowded other... More 

Thank RJA_SD_1964
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is part of the entire La Jolla experience. When visiting the seals and sea lions you will be walking around the park. Great place to sit and have a snack, read or just enjoy the ocean. In the summers they have music on Sunday's along with other activities throughout the year. You might not want to leave!

Thank Elissa E

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