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La Jolla Cove: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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Reviewed yesterday

A charming cove for getting close to amazing Sea Lions, which come right up on the beach to sunbathe, & seem to enjoy posing for photos! The only problem was the tremendous stench! Not sure if it was from the Sea Lions or the hundreds...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cutes12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t miss if you’re in the area! The entire downtown LaJolla area is awesome and one of our favorite neighborhoods in San Diego, especially as tourists. The Cove is memorable and a special place to take photos.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Groupworker
Reviewed yesterday

Drove up from San Diego for lunch and to see the sea lions/ seals and I am so glad we did. Parking seems to be a bit of a nightmare even on weekdays but we managed to find a 3 hours space in about 10...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very picturesque! We has a blast in La Jolla. Lots of pix with seals, went down to La Jolla caves (not worth it)... overall gorgeous area.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KristinB256
Reviewed 2 days ago

Super fun day at La Jolla, starting with the cove. Great walking path, close proximity to wild sea lions, great photo opportunities. As with many places, best to arrive early to ensure parking. We spent approximately 2 hours at the cove before lunch and going...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hstadtherr
Reviewed 3 days ago

On our last day in San Diego we decided to visit La Jolla Cove. It is very beautiful but parking can be a pain. They were also setting up for some kind of weekend event which took up some of the parking. It was a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank fencepost
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My son and I drove north from San Diego for a scenic tour of the Southern California coast. We stopped a few times for a walk along the beach to take pictures and for lunch. The weather was perfect. Our favorite stop was in La...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ursulaoo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great place to visit, just like anything on this great California coast. Parking was a breeze, even though they were setting up for an event tomorrow. The views were outstanding, seals and sea lions to boot. Many areas for pictures. A must visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Hank956
Reviewed 5 days ago

I try to go there every time I am in San Diego. I've seen enough of the stinky seals, but the walk along the ocean is precious.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank amnews6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect spot for a walk on a Sunday morning, gets busier a bit later on but well worth a visit for some relaxation and great views

Date of experience: October 2019
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Tina M
26 July 2019|
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Response from G3251ZRcherylw | Reviewed this property |
My family spent 2 days snorkeling the cove this July and didn't see any. We were able to swim with sea lions, which was amazing! Again, it doesn't mean they were not there, we just didn't see any.
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Kris S
22 July 2019|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyplace.
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918rains
13 June 2019|
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Response from panpanda | Reviewed this property |
PBWorldTraveler did a great job answering your questions. You can't see this is the photos , but the seals and sea lions are very smelly. Plus, they are protected from by law from harassment by people. You don't want to... More
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