La Jolla Cove

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La Jolla Cove
4.5
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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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Kyle G
6 contributions
like going to the zoo but you can walk up to the animals and take pictures. not a lot of parking get there early Hawaiian restaurant nearby is expensive
Written 8 August 2022
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Joline A
Lafayette, IN268 contributions
Couples
I suggest going early before it gets crowded. Many people sunbathe and hang out on the beachy area, snorkel, and swim in the cold water. There are some great spots to get a picture, so wear sandals or shoes you don’t mind getting wet. They have a shower area so you can wash off your feet. The sea lions are everywhere and so neat to see. They come right up and bark. This is also close by to restaurants and shops, so there’s plenty to do in this area.
Written 6 August 2022
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tigcokie
Marlborough, MA33 contributions
parking took a minute but the sights well worth it the seals were sunbathing and the ocean walk amazing
Written 5 August 2022
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4 021 contributions
The La Jolla caves are amazing as you get to see the seals in the caves and see the nature at its best. The whole area along the coastline is surreal with beautiful views of the ocean. Parking is a premium, so get there early and get lucky .
Written 5 August 2022
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Sophia Hernandez
1 contribution
Solo
Great spot to snorkel. Gets busy on weekends. Best time to go early for a nice snorkel and beat the crowds. Top place for me to snorkel
Written 31 July 2022
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Eastlake C
2 contributions
The cove was a fun experience with my friends and family. Just incredibly beautiful if you love nature.
Written 25 July 2022
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Ben H
1 contribution
Solo
I was very excited to go snorkeling at La Jolla. I was informed that the tour was canceled due to rough sea. I was told I need to call and ask trip advisor for a refund. I cannot find where to contact and receive my refund from Trip Advisor.
Written 17 July 2022
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Armando R
el paso89 contributions
Family
Watching seals in the wild very close up was a memorable experience. They share the same beaches and water with humans!!! However, the beach is small, and it's not a classic beach with waves where you can go swim.
Written 16 July 2022
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DanielPofMI
Williamston, MI1 995 contributions
If you've wanted to see a lot of seals and sea lions in their natural environment, this is probably your easiest and sure fire way to see them. Located right on the shore north of the main business district, you'll hear their barking (and smell them, too!). You'll walk along a pathway located above the beach. You can't go down on the beach with them because you may disturb them and might cause a mother seal to abandon her pup. And they can bite as well. So stay on the pathway. You can get pretty good pictures from there.
Written 12 July 2022
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sunsun69s
Hong Kong, China620 contributions
My local friend brought me there on a very very sunny afternoon.
I like the place as one can really "smell" the sea and the vibrance of all the activities connected to it.
Lots of lazy seals and sea lions sunbathing and we were lucky to see a bunch of baby flippers staying very close to their mums for food and protection.
Other than that, plenty of squirrels/ rabbits and dogs occupy the area, and they together exhibit a harmonic eco-system co-existing with mankind.
It is really great for someone like us who has little choice but to spend too much time in the middle of a desert.
Written 5 July 2022
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