Sports in La Jolla are ritzy and/or aquatic.

The main athletic specialties are golf and tennis.  Not all courses in the area are like the La Jolla Country Club, which you can only enter with a member.  The Torrey Pines Muncipal Golf Course , though created by the same designer as the LJ Club, is a public course and one of the best in the country.  It is the site of an annual PGA tournament and hosted the 2008 U.S. Open. Surrounded by mountains and ocean, the links challenge not only with their layout but in the whimsical weather of winds and rain that frequently sweep the fairways. 

Tennis is another of La Jolla's famous sports activities. Although private, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club hosts many tournaments that are open to the public, incliding the 98th Annual La Jolla Tennis Championships (2014). The LJB&TC also rents hotel rooms for visitors that include club privileges. Public courts can be found in several spots in La Jolla including La Jolla Community Park and La Jolla High School.


There is truly no better way to take in the sights in La Jolla, than from the saddle of a bicycle!  Whether you meander through the back streets of La Jolla’s historic neighborhoods or cruise up and down the dramatic coastline, exploring by bike allows you to park the car and experience La Jolla’s incredible views up close and personal!

Areas to explore by bike in La Jolla:

La Jolla Coves to Birdrock:  This route heads south following the coast and takes you through the Coves, where you can check out the local California sea lions cavorting in the water.  You’ll also see the local harbor seals, and have a good chance of seeing dolphins and migrating grey whales in the coastal waters.  Check out WindanSea Beach to see some serious surfing!  This route is Coastal San Diego at it’s best and shouldn’t be missed!

Mt. Soledad:  Definitely not for the faint of heart (unless you’re on an electric bike from San Diego Fly Rides) but the reward from the highest coastal pt. in San Diego is well worth the effort for 360 degree sweeping views of San Diego County.

Torrey Pines State Reserve:  The ride over to Torrey Pines features some interesting stops along the way, such as the Salk Institute, Geisel Library, the Lodge at Torrey Pines (which is an excellent place to stop and grab a bite to eat to refuel for the rest of your ride), and Torrey Pines Golf Course.  Torrey Pines State Reserve is home to N. America’s rarest pine tree and has some of the most scenic hiking trails in the region. 

Fay Avenue Bike Path:  This a great historic bike path built atop the old Fay Ave. Corridor passenger rail line.  Although not very long, it makes for a great return route north to La Jolla village with native plants as well as gorgeous views down to the water.

Companies that provide bike rentals or/and bike tours in La Jolla:

San Diego Fly Rides (offers Electric Bike rentals & guided tours)

Bike and Kayak Tours (offers bike, kayak, snorkel rentals and tours in La Jolla and Coronado Island)

Hike Bike Kayak


  The La Jolla Cove is a wonderful beach for scuba and snorkeling, with its thirty feet visibility and gorgeous sandstone cliffs. Another popular in the Cove is kayaking. It can be dangerous in the caves, so if you are an inexpereinced ocean kayaker, go with a guide. Lastly, La Jolla Cove is the home of hearty souls who swim in the Cove, every day of the year, details can be found at the La Jolla Cove Swim Club web page for times. In September 2014 the club will be hosting the 84th Annual La Jolla Rough Water Swim, an event with 1 miles open water races in age groups and ending with the 3 mile Gatorman swim to Scripps Pier and back.


The Windansea Beach is where experienced surfers go for good surf, but with rip currents, rough waves, and rocky outcroppings, it isn't for beginners—beginners frequent La Jolla Shores.

WeLoveTourists offers two-hour guided tours of La Jolla highlights on two-wheeled Segway personal transports.  A unique experience that is sure to delight young and old alike.  See the historic landmarks, zip down to the beach and listen to some sea lion calls....this tour is a real blast!