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La Jolla Shores

S La Jolla Ave, San Diego, California
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  • La Jolla ShoresPro 2014
    Rhia R.
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    5 May 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.

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  • La Jolla Shores
    Audra Leigh "SanDiegoCheers.com"
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    4 Nov 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!

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  • La Jolla Shores
    Ruth Newell
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    5 Jun 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.

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  • La Jolla Shores
    peter jennings
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    5 May 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)

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  • La Jolla Shores
    Sharon Nash
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    5 Jun 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?

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  • La Jolla Shores
    Maggie Langeness
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    5 Apr 03, 2013

    So beautiful, great kayaking and paddle boarding! Make sure to check rates and availability for kayaks during the summer months. A kayak tour is a must see!

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    Andy Chen
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    5 Jul 31, 2012

    Great for all kinds of beach activities like kayak.

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    5 Oct 22, 2013

    San Diego's classic beach, come here to get some sun and maybe stroll over to the cove afterwards to ogle some sea lions.

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  • La Jolla Shores
    DonPat
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    5 May 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.

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  • La Jolla Shores
    Jillian Healy
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Gorgeous.

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  • La Jolla Shores
    Nicola Jones
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    San Diiego has lots of fan beaches. This one was nuce to relax on after property viewing for the first half of the day...watched the sun go down

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  • La Jolla ShoresPro 2014
    Ally Wu
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    It is so pretty and a great spot for watching sunset.

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  • La Jolla Shores
    Kevin Picholo
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    3 May 23, 2012
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  • La Jolla Shores
    Vidya Kumar
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    3 May 21, 2014
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  • La Jolla ShoresPro 2014
    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jul 12, 2014

    The Coastline in La Jolla is stunning, and this is a great place to enjoy walking along the beach, surfing, sunning, or playing in the waves.

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    Vaughn W
    5 Jul 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.

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    esther lee
    5 Nov 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.

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  • La Jolla ShoresAmbassadorPro 2014
    Becky Mahan
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    5 Oct 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"! ;)

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  • La Jolla ShoresPro 2014
    Rachel E.
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    3 Sep 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.

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  • La Jolla Shores
    Jeffrey Lehmann
    5 Sep 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!!!

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4.5 out of 5
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In terms of idyllic beaches, La Jolla Shores scores high within San Diego. Surfers and kayakers set out for the horizon while children play in the sand. Beautiful houses surround the affluent area, stretching from behind the beach to the hills along the side of the bay. Facing the west, La Jolla Shores is perfectly positioned for beautiful sunset views.

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