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La Jolla Cove

1100 Coast Blvd (at Girard Ave), La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • La Jolla Cove
    Audra Leigh "SanDiegoCheers.com"
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    5 Jun 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.

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    Pam Bates
    4 Jun 29, 2014

    Beautiful LaJolla what can you say but get in your car grab the whole Family lay down the Blanket and relax or take a stroll around the Town. Don't forget to check out the local wildlife.

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    MastaBatez
    4 Jun 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.

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    5 Jun 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.

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    Tiffany Melone "@GogobotSD"
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    5 Jun 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.

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    Danny Nguyễn
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    5 Jun 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!

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    Ruth Newell
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    4 Jun 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.

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    Maritza D
    5 May 17, 2014

    The Jewel of San Diego- only 15 minutes away! La Jolla has amazing beaches, cultural activities, great shopping and restaurants.

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    Mandy Tanksley
    4 Mar 29, 2014

    La Jolla was very beautiful when I visited back in 2009. It was one of my favorite stops out in California.

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    Amanda
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    5 Mar 21, 2014

    Popular place to go swimming, snorkeling, diving, and to see sealions. La Jolla sea caves are also around the corner.

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    Jennifer H
    5 May 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.

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    4 Feb 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…

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    Joseph S
    5 Jan 17, 2014

    Perfect for snorkling and diving, the La Jolla Cove is the perfect spot for viewing underwater wildlife. Part of a protected underwater wildlife preserve that stretches to Scripps Pier, it has abundan

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    Richard
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    5 Dec 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.

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    Susan Lee
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    4 Jun 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.

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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 22, 2013

    The La Jolla Cove is not just for kids! I love it, can't get enough and always want to go back. It's all about enjoying the animals!! LOVE.

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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Jun 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.

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    John Abdou
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    5 Sep 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.

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    Stephen P
    5 Sep 08, 2013

    Just on the coast, a marine preserve, a park, a beach, seals, sea lions, great snorkeling and diving, kayaking just across the bay at La Jolla Shores Beach. A ten minute walk from the Sea Dahlia.

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    Sharon Nash
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    4 Jun 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.

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4.5 out of 5
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Description

Just a small jump from downtown La Jolla sits La Jolla Cove, one of California's most pristine and natural beach areas. As the area is sheltered by breathtaking cliffs, it allows the small beach to have an intimate setting for swimming, picnicking or simply enjoying the views. The beach is popular for swimming, scuba and snorkeling, and also boasts a beautiful picnic area in Scripps Park, located ... read more
on the bluffs above the beach. As home annually to the La Jolla Cove Rough Water swim, among other local traditions, there's no wonder why La Jolla Cove is truly a must experience California destination.

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