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Ellen Browning Scripps Park

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Address: 1133 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Great park to throw a frisbee around or just chill

This is nice park above the Ocean. You get a cool breeze and there is plenty of room to run around and play sports.

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Michael P
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is nice park above the Ocean. You get a cool breeze and there is plenty of room to run around and play sports.

Thank Michael P
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice viewpoint and found this in the travel guide. It offers a great view down the bluff. There are also a lot of animals to watch, including seals and see gulls. This comes however with a price: there is a stench that sometimes feels unbearable. I pity the locals - dining outside may be spoiled.

Thank Sancho5a
Sylmar, California, United States
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Perched high above the ocean surface, the park is a lovely place to relax and enjoy they sound of the beach. Access to the sand is available along the pathway at various locations, but some of the 'paths' are a little slippery. Get your cameras ready because you are likely to see sea lions rolling in the waves or lounging... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a small but beautiful park. We love walking along the cliff and around the park. It is a great place for a picnic or to just relax. What really stinks is that dogs are not allowed in the park after 9am. Even if they are leashed and very well behaved. I was approached by park personnel at 9:15... More 

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Reviewed 10 May 2016

Frequented the park many times with grandchildren. A truly great way to spend a few hours enjoying the beauty of the cove, Shell Beach, and terrific walk overlooking the water.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Over four days, we kept passing through the park en route to other places. Wonderful place to watch the different types of people and groups that gathered there at different times of day. Looked like some people camped out at the point over night. The Cove adjoins the park.

Thank NoPegasus
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Reviewed 9 April 2016

We didn't realize this was right next to La Jolla Cove and all the sea lions, but I'm glad we got to see it. A nice walk with great views and the unique twisted evergreens.

Thank soleil2jours
Dibrugarh, India
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

This is a great place to spend an evening in San Diego, said to be the most photographed spot in San Diego. The park is pleasantly beautiful with shady twisted tree groves and with an amazing view of the vast ocean. La Jolla cove is just beside the park and can be seen filled with seals with the waves beating... More 

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Riverside, California
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Some of the most picturesque sunsets on the west coast. The park is connected to the cove area and shopping. It's a great location with a nice paved walk right at the cliff edge over the water.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Fresno, California
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

You can either walk on the paved walkway that goes parallel the shores and head to the cove area where the sea lions hang. We saw kids and adults at play and some even flying kites. I generally go here to enjoy the view.

Thank marion93722

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