La Jolla Shores
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- 98%Family Travelers
- 87%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 69%Budget Travelers
- 62%Adventure Travelers
- 57%Local Culture
- 55%History Buffs
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- La Jolla ShoresMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversMay 16, 2014
I decided to chill on my second night in SD. A friend wanted to get some air after being stuck at a conference all day, so we hopped in my rental and drove here. We walked along a good amount of the area, and it was nice taking everything in. Well, everything that I could see, which wasn't much because it was dark out. I did get to check out the seals. It was so funny seeing all of them spread out lying around lazily in the sand. Cute! Too bad I didn't have my camera to document the moment. The weather was really nice that night. I wouldn't be able to take a stroll around a beach up here (in SF) at night without being all bundled up with the cold wind blowing in my face. I will definitely have to head back here during the day, maybe late afternoon as I've heard the sunset from here is incredible.Recommended for:
- La Jolla ShoresMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureBusiness Travelers+ 8Nov 26, 2013
There are many beaches on the San Diego coast and La Jolla Shores is one of them that you probably shouldn't miss. It's a beautiful beach -but very crowded during the summer!Recommended for:
- La Jolla ShoresMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 6Jun 03, 2014
Weathered from a 75 million year old sandstone cliff, La Jolla’s seven sister caves had once been used by pirates. Only, the cargo they smuggled was human. The Transcontinental Railroad race had lured tens of thousands Chinese who competed against the surly, hard-drinking, fast-fisted Irish swinging hammers for the Central Pacific Railroad. Rising prejudice led to the adoption of exclusionary acts. These bans spawned the first commercial smuggling of contraband human cargo in the U.S. and the seven caves in La Jolla provided shelter for turn of the century profiteering pirates. Today, only one cave is accessible by land. Sunny Jim’s Cave, named after a 1920 British cereal box character and military mascot, can be accessed through a tunneled stairway in the historic La Jolla Cave and Curio Shop. Although human smuggling is still big business, it’s the trafficking of involuntary victims that’s got 42,000 Customs Border Patrol officers armed against the now $30 billion/year business.Recommended for:
- La Jolla ShoresMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersAdventure TravelersMay 16, 2014
This is a fantastic beach to relax on, or if you're more adventurous to surf on or snorkel in. You can walk up to the Scripps Pier and on to Blacks Beach and Torrey Pines nature reserve. Both beautiful places. Word of caution - if you're going into the ocean shuffle your feet as there are a lot of stingrays at La Jolla Shores (I found out the hard way)Recommended for:
- La Jolla ShoresMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Jun 25, 2013
La Jolla Shoreline makes for a beautiful stroll. Being outdoors, next to the ocean has a way of melting your cares away. The part of the public beach is roped off to protect the seals who call La Jolla Shores home. The sandy beach is approximately one mile long. Are you ready for a stroll?Recommended for:
- La Jolla ShoresMember ofBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7May 16, 2014
A wide, mile-long beach with soft sand, clean water and gentle waves, La Jolla Shores is an ideal spot for families, sunbathers and beginner surfers.
The beach is cozy and comfortable, with a playground and grassy picnic areas at the adjacent Kellogg Park. It is consistently ranked as one of the best family beaches in the United States.
The beach offers a large parking lot and free parking on nearby residential streets. It is also accessible by public transportation,
Swimming, surfing and scuba diving are allowed. Lifeguards are staffed year-round from 9:00a.m. to dusk.
- La Jolla ShoresJul 09, 2014
La Jolla Shores has amazing restaurants as well as several art galleries. After strolling through town, you can hang on the beach and watch the surfers or give it a try yourself. La Jolla Shores is the perfect family beach and is very clean and safe.Recommended for:
- La Jolla ShoresNov 22, 2013
La Jolla shores is definitely one of the many amazing beaches that sd has to offer. Close by to UCSD so it's a quick spot to drive to whenever you want to lay at the beach or take a swim in the waters. The only bad part is parking but that's a given.
- La Jolla ShoresAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureStudentsBackpackersAdventure TravelersOct 22, 2013
Sparkle, sand, and surf. To be poetic - or just cliche - this would be the best description for La Jolla Shores. With craggy rocks, palm trees, white sand and transparent blue water, you feel like you're on some island resort. They make a sprawling, clean, and romantic beach, while nearby La Jolla Cove will be entertaining with all the sun-dozing, fat and happy seals.
For visitors: it's pronounced "La Hoya". For the love of God, don't say "La Jah-lah"! ;)Recommended for:
- La Jolla ShoresMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Sep 13, 2013
This was my family's beach when I was growing up but we stopped going due to overcrowding and loss of actual beach through erosion. The parking is pretty horrific too. Went back this summer since my dad hurt his back and he couldn't make the long walk on Coronado Beach so we were able to find handicapped parking at La Jolla Shores and make the very short walk to the sand. It's still pretty crowded especially when surf camps are on, but the view is gorgeous.Recommended for:
- La Jolla ShoresSep 13, 2013
This is one of San Diego's great beaches. It is the beautiful white "sugar" sand that people come here for, and it has ample lifeguard protection. This is good beach for visitors because it is easy to find and has a lot more parking than most other beaches in San Diego. This beach is very popular with families and locals. Friendly reminder- Be sure to put sunblock on and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. Also, remember to reapply sunblock after swimming and/or 2 hours of exposure. Enjoy!!!Recommended for: