Children's Pool Beach
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 61%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 56%Adventure Travelers
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 56%Green Travelers
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- Children's Pool BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2First to ReviewSep 13, 2013
Though swimming is now discouraged at the beach, it's a great place to take kids so they can get a look at the resident harbor seals. At low tide you can do some tide-pooling west of the sea wall.Recommended for:
- Children's Pool BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodiesJun 18, 2013
Visited for the first time and it was so much fun! The seals are adorable and it was great to see them in their natural environment.
It was pretty "fishy" smelling but you'll ignore it when you see seal heads pop up from the waters or watch the plump ones sunbathe :)
Can't wait to visit again!
(Parking can be a pain though, but that's with any beach parking. Be patient!)Recommended for:
- Children's Pool BeachMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 9Apr 05, 2013
Great place to come when in la Jolla, walk out on the way and check out a view of the sea lions. Watch out for the smell! Parking anytime any day will be awful! Careful when it says two hour parking they mean it! Enjoy lunch in a bench here as well
- Children's Pool BeachDec 24, 2012
This was a fairly nice little area on the coast. There were a number of medium and large rocks that made tide-pooling an interesting and effective endeavor. It is right next to a number of hotels and motels, so it is generally busy when the weather is warm enough.
- Children's Pool BeachNov 11, 2012
This is one of the most unique places on the planet, where sunbathers of both the human and the Harbor Seal kind share the same relatively small beach. This small beach is formed by a manmade barrier wall that juts out into the ocean. You can walk the top of the wall and enjoy some scenic views of the ocean. Be careful walking on this barrier wall during high surf and high tide. Waves will and do crash over it. Not so bad if you are in a bathing suit wanting to cool down on a hot summer's day, but a nightmare if it's the middle of the winter or you have a camera and/or cell phone with you. It is against the law to approach the Harbor Seals, but you will get fairly close to them just by being on the beach. There is a lifeguard station right at Children's Pool and there are people and security lines usually set-up delineating how close you can come to the seals. Although you can snorkel here, the currents are strong. So, you should be a strong swimmer. It is probably better to just check out the seals and save your swim and snorkel time for the nearby La Jolla Cove, an easy 5 minute walk along the top of some very scenic sea cliffs.Recommended for:
- Children's Pool BeachJul 05, 2012
You're more likely to find sea lions swimming in sun tanning (well, sleeping actually) at this small beach than children. Come around sunset and observe in awe these wondrous creatures as they go about their lives uninterrupted in nature. Just don't get too close, I hear they bite.Recommended for: