Children's Pool

Children's Pool, La Jolla: Address, Children's Pool Reviews: 4.5/5

Children's Pool
4.5
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It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over and it's a main tourist and local attraction. Great picture spot.
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1-2 hours
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Our6kids
New Jersey33 contributions
Great for families
Jul 2021
The area was filled with people young and old, enjoying a beautiful summer day. The area is guarded well and kept very clean. Worth a visit if you have kids
Written 21 July 2021
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twoodsinpdx
Portland, OR21 contributions
Seals and sea lions napping
Jun 2021
I never tire of watching these animals, so getting to walk along the wall and get a closer look was fun. I went in the early morning so it wouldn't be as crowded (and hot).
Written 17 June 2021
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Tippy M
11 contributions
Good for adults too
May 2021
The sea lions had the right a way here but what a view they provide for us to enjoy! Take a sun hat and your binoculars!
Written 23 May 2021
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ald3114
Philly, PA202 contributions
Seal Watching
Apr 2021
We went here and found easy parking. Was able to watch the seals, gulls and pelicans in the water and on the sand. Lovely day.
Written 8 April 2021
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MrsBray2218
Kentucky225 contributions
One of the Highlights of our trip
Mar 2021 • Couples
This was probably one of the highlights of our trip. Completely unexpected. We overheard our flight attendant mention this to someone and quickly added to our list. We easily spent over an hour here. And how could you not? Who needs to spend hundreds at the zoo when you can see the moms and their pups in a natural habitat? It was amazing! I am so glad we made the stop here.
Written 13 March 2021
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abrown102
Richmond, VA331 contributions
Must see during sea lion/seal season!
Feb 2021
Warning: during sea lion/seal season - it will be packed! Maybe it's because we went on a mid-day Sunday when it was perfect weather, but I have a feeling it's a popular attraction regardless. Parking and traffic was an absolute nightmare. Other than that, once we finally parked it was AMAZING! I have never seen sea lions outside of a zoo, so this was a really cool experience. There were so many of them too. My only complaint is I think the park rangers/police need to be more strict. They let a lot of people get dangerously close to take pictures, so close that at one point one of the sea lions looked like they were getting ready to attack. It also sucks for people who want to take pictures because all the people getting within 10 feet are blocking everybody's view. I'd recommend going but during a weekday for sure, and maybe early in the morning to avoid crowds and stupid people.
Written 4 March 2021
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Tootsiewest
Westerville, OH657 contributions
A must see
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is one of our favorite places to visit when we come to San Diego. It just makes me smile to see these beautiful, harmless creatures sunning themselves on the sand. The bellow of their bark as they waddle their bodies into the pack up onto the large rocks. It is a must see! Yes, they don't smell pleasing but their cuteness makes up for it!
Written 22 February 2021
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Mike X
Chicago, IL1 815 contributions
10 minutes of seal watching
Feb 2021 • Couples
Closed to children but open to seals! These are fat football shaped masses with short fins vs the slick barking sea lions a bit further north.
Written 19 February 2021
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Annie
6 contributions
Clean it up
Jan 2021
There are sea weeds that destroy the beauty of this great place. We should all chip in to clean it up
Written 14 February 2021
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maytrav
2 contributions
Nice to see the seals
Dec 2020
It was nice to see the seals at children's pool in La Jolla, but I couldn´t stand the bad smell! It is an experience that should be had when visiting San Diego but for me one time is enough. The bad odor was a turn off for me.
Written 3 December 2020
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