La Jolla Cove
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 94%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 71%Local Culture
- 66%Adventure Travelers
- 56%Luxury Travelers
- 55%Green Travelers
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- La Jolla CoveMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 8Jun 29, 2014
I'm all for the seals! Who cares if it smells and they take up ONE small beach on the San Diego coast. Everyone that visits me in San Diego wants to visit the seals.Recommended for:
- La Jolla CoveJun 29, 2014
This is one of the best places to visit if you want to take in the beauty of southern california beaches. With places to snorkel and kayak, or just to relax in the sun you should stop on by and look at all the wildlife that hangs out on the rocks.
- La Jolla CoveAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Jun 27, 2014
I've never considered how unique and spectacular it is to have such a gathering of seals accessible for all to see! This cove is nestled between gorgeous cliffs which have tide pools, loud crashing waves, and blue water as far as the eye can see. I especially love sitting on the cliffs mid to late afternoons and enjoying the calmness and eventually "epic" sunsets. Great for children (of course!), but also a picturesque and romantic location for all to enjoy.Recommended for:
- La Jolla CoveCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jun 27, 2014
Watch for the Seals on the rocks and save some time to walk the downtown La Jolla shops. They are really unique and totally worth it! La Jolla Cove is San Diego’s most desirable spot for kayaking, snorkeling and diving. Expect colorful garibaldi, yellowtail, rays, and leopard sharks. Swimming and scuba diving are allowed. Lifeguards are staffed year-round from 9:00a.m. to dusk. Surfboards, boogie boards and other floatation devices are not permitted. The beach itself is small, but nearby Scripps Park offers a nice grassy area for picnics and/or laying out. This beach has bathroom and shower facilities and picnic areas. No alcohol or glass containers allowed, no overnight camping, and no smoking on the beach or adjacent areas. A gorgeous gem with many curves and caves, the Cove is often cited as the most photographed beach in San Diego. Parking is available in nearby paid lots, with a few street spots available for the lucky.Recommended for:
- La Jolla CoveMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesAdventure TravelersJun 05, 2014
What a beautiful place! Come and visit and take a stroll around La Jolla Cove. You can visit the sea lions there that just hang out there. Theres a little construction but overall theres still a lot to explore throughout the cove. You can walk around and check out the beautiful scenery and sea lions!
- La Jolla CoveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 6Jun 03, 2014
Off La Jolla’s shores is the Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, a marine life preservation and aquatic recreation zone encompassing a quarter mile wide Kelp Forest hugging the coastline all the way down to Point Loma. With fronds that can grow 3 feet a day and with 30 feet plus of visibility, the Reserve attracts seals, dolphins, garibaldi, and the harmless leopard shark. It also is popular among kayakers, freedivers, scuba divers and snorkelers. The Reserve also includes the 600-foot-deep La Jolla Canyon used by migrating whales. A 30’ by 75’ lithocrete map of the Reserve has been installed at the south end of Kellogg Park. The Marine Life Refuge, Scripps Institute of Oceanography research area lies to the north of the Reserve. Fishing and scavenging are banned in the Reserve but not in the Refuge.Recommended for:
- La Jolla CoveMay 15, 2014
Love this place! parking maybe a problem, but its worth it. There's a few things to do when you are here. Explore the cove, but becareful not to fall and slip. You can actually see the seals up close when you're exploring. Great place to bring your kids since there's a park and resturants to eat.
- La Jolla CoveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Feb 27, 2014
La Jolla is always beautiful! It seems every time we go the weather is perfect! I love coming here late afternoon when it’s not too crowded for a walk along the beach. Parking is tough so be patient, someone is bound to leave. Oh and it sort of smells sometimes from the seals…
- La Jolla CoveMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Dec 09, 2013
If you tired of see beach, try go see the La Jolla Cove, Nature beauty located in La Jolla, a nice town offer free public parking. Don't expect to see surfer here is not not allow due to strong wind tide. However you would get to see Seals which is better. Walking distance to downtown LA Jolla.
Who know you might see Mitt Romney, since he also lived in one of house in the coast.Recommended for:
- La Jolla CoveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewJun 27, 2014
This might be the only beach in Southern California where you can see seals. The seals often come together near the shore and lay on the sand. If you’re lucky, you will see some baby seals, which are adorable. It's also a very scenic place to take a stroll or just enjoy the beautiful San Diego weather.
- La Jolla CoveAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureStudentsBackpackersAdventure TravelersJun 27, 2014
La Jolla Cove is a gorgeous corner of San Diego, with a picturesque view across the water toward steep cliffs and low-lying craggy rocks, sparkling waves as the sun's rays dance on the water, swooping pelicans, and barking seals that pose for those photographing them. There is a little park for picnickers, paved walks for joggers, a field for dog-walkers and frisbee-throwers, and plenty of front-row views along the railing for those scrambling to catch that one-of-a-kind photo. The only downsides are that it is VERY crowded (especially on weekends), and thus, parking is a royal nuisance. Despite the ample spots designated along the street for several miles, you will either have to "shark" around for someone leaving right as you approach, circle around for 20 minutes, or park a mile or two away and hike.Recommended for:
- La Jolla CoveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 13, 2013
Really beautiful place with lots of spots to sit and also walk down to the water. There are always seals there to observe, great place to take kids. You can also scuba or free dive here, the water is really clear and there's a lot of sea life in the cove.Recommended for:
- La Jolla CoveMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jun 25, 2013
Once you have seen one baby seal you will be back to see more. Sit for a while and allow life to pass you by as you enjoy watching the seals. At certain times and in certain places the "fish" smell can become a little powerful. Some people don't mind it, other do. Nonetheless, you need to see La Jolla Cove.Recommended for: