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La Jolla Cove

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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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San Diego's most desirable spot for swimming, diving and snorkeling. The water is calm and the cove is ecologically protected. There is also a world famous dive site that is located in the La Jolla ecological preserve.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lions” (2,351 reviews)
“on the rocks” (572 reviews)
“wild animals” (102 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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"sea lions"
in 2,351 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 572 reviews
"wild animals"
in 102 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 145 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 162 reviews
"san diego"
in 454 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 121 reviews
"small beach"
in 97 reviews
"nice walk"
in 92 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 173 reviews
"watch the sunset"
in 90 reviews
"parking spot"
in 92 reviews
"tide pools"
in 190 reviews
"children's pool"
in 196 reviews
"cove"
in 2,019 reviews
"smell"
in 1,084 reviews
"ocean"
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is a great area for those wanting to swim in the ocean. There are 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile buoys to help you navigate and even lifeguards to answer your questions. The seals don’t really bother you if you leave them alone. You can...More

Thank Margo J
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Reviewed today

Parking is terrible am and early afternoon. Plan to park far and walk or sit waiting for a spot to open. I don't mind the walk so we park far away and walk along the ocean. It's a great place to people watch, sea lion...More

Thank tmpratezne2018
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Reviewed today via mobile

A breath of fresh air..perfect spot to just listen to your own thoughts,needs and goals...leave a lil less stressed and more focused...everyone needs some me time

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My husband and I stop by just to get a view of the scenery. However we got so much more. The sea lions are amazing. They come right up to you they are so sweet. The water of the ocean for some reason has a...More

Thank 335melissad
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This beach was small but beautiful! More rocky than the other beaches, which was actually pretty cool since it was so different. Beautiful vegetation and cool tide pools to observe! Might get a little crowded because of the smaller size though.

Thank Sarah K
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LOVED seeing these animals in their natural habitat. The view is gorgeous but do be aware of the rocky terrain. We were not prepared for the smell though....

Thank Sarah S
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Nice place with a cave. Lots of sea lions just lying lazily on the rocks. We came here to also make a visit to the Sunny Jim cave store & cave... admission were $5 adult, $3 kids.

Thank OCteazer
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Great for photo opportunity, be ready to spend money in restaurants. Parking is not easy to find during weekends.

Thank H C
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We were late in the afternoon getting here and probably would have had better luck and parking if we got there earlier. Instead we had to switch out driver's..so my husband dropped us off and drove around for 20 minutes while we looked around, I...More

Thank Sonya G
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La Jolla cove is a great location to walk, enjoy the he views or grab a bite to eat. This spot must not be missed if you are in San Diego.

Thank Traveling719
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Jenny V
25 April 2018|
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Response from gbmoneymatters | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but if they do have fireworks, I would say you'd have a good view.
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Jerry W
12 April 2018|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
There are areas open to Pet’s. You will have lots of company. Some of the Preserve areas are off limits but those are limited. Bring your dogs.
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Lisa D
14 March 2018|
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Response from Parth_Bakshi | Reviewed this property |
We went with Five Star tours. They're pretty nice, it's a little rush rush with all these companies but if you're on a bit of a schedule, these guys are good. Try to take the morning tour as with this you'll be able to do... More
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