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La Jolla Cove, La Jolla

4.7
#1 of 1,923 in Outdoors in California
Famous for its tide pools and sea lions, La Jolla Cove features a tiny beach surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Part of a protected reserve known for its rich marine life, this stretch of coastline counts among one of the most photographed sites in San Diego. You can swim, snorkel, or scuba dive here, taking advantage of the calm waters that provide an ecologically safe home for orange Garibaldi fish and several species of marine invertebrates. In order to protect all animals inside this area, lifeguards strictly enforce the rules forbidding surfboards, kayaks, boogie boards, and inflatable mattresses within the cove. Plan your La Jolla Cove visit and explore what else you can see and do in San Diego using our San Diego trip planner .
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  • Stopped at the children’s pool to see some seals. It was a nice little stop. The beaches are closed till May for pupping season but we were able to see some seals and get close enough for me. The kids...  more »
  • I would have thought this would have been better, but from trying to find parking, then the smell of this location is just bad.  more »
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  • Beautiful place to visit. It was very cool to see the sea lions just hanging out. The smell was a bit much though. And people get a little too close and dont respect nature. It's still worth a visit.
  • To get the best experience I recommend good stable climbing shoes or be prepared to go barefoot. The seals are extremely close. The view is AMAZING ! Lots of bird species to watch as well. Shopping and restaurants are right there too. A great place to explore.
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