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La Jolla Cove, La Jolla

4.7
#1 of 1,877 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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  • Strong smells abound so take note if sensitive to that. We followed the path along the cove and found a place where you could observe seals and there were hundreds of them, many babies too, which...  more »
  • Stopped by on vacation and checked it out on recommendations. Very cool to see the seals and sea lions up close, pus the awesome view! This is a must do if you travel to San Diego or anywhere nearby.  more »
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  • A must see while in So. Cal.
  • Beautiful view! Definitely recommend on places to see if you are visiting from out of town. It’s fun to watch the sea lions and their pups play in the water and shore. Plenty of space to walk around and see the scenery. There’s so many beautiful flowers and a great ocean view. Great place to take pictures!

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