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La Jolla Shores Park

8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (156 reviews)
“la jolla shores” (192 reviews)
“fire pits” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for something really relaxing to do and stumbled across this place. I’m so grateful that I did. The sand wasn’t the best but everything else was perfect.

Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful. I am partial to the west coast of Florida but this area is awe inspiring. Also a lot of eye candy.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re visiting and want to spend time at the beach Ja Jolla Shores is probably the best beach to go to for families , parking can be hectic in the summer but worth it. No pets alcohol or glass containers on the beach ,...More

Thank RalphSanDiego G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scenic, protected cove with generally warmer water temperatures than other surrounding areas. Plenty of pelicans enjoy the area as well.

Thank Jeff7520
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A broad sandy beach with (usually) gentle waves and lifeguards makes this place super popular among locals + tourists both ... Kayakers, divers, swimmers, strollers, and bathers all have fun this delightful charm of La Jolla (arrive early to get a parking spot, or stay...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot to sit down, relax and enjoy the day. Kids can run around free and even try some surfing or alike.

Thank Rivadávia N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience the Californian mood, this is the place, beautiful beach, crowd of surfer from entry level to acrobatic performances. Nico to walk on the little village where small surfer apparel shops live together with coffe shops. Experience the thrill to dream...More

Thank Emanuele B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beach and a small playground close by. We were there on a week day and it was not crowded at all. The bathrooms are not centrally located but are fairly close by.

Thank biff000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like La Jolla shores because the parking is super easy, it's plenty big so no wall to wall people, and there's lots of room to walk or jog. There surf here is usually on the tame side, so it's about right unless you are...More

Thank Travelin41126
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great beach, it can get crowded so make sure you get there early and set up camp. If it is busy they section off the beach, one side for surfers and the other for swimmers. Good food in the area too, and...More

Thank kovarwithak
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Marianne E
2 December 2017|
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Response from Emanuele B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Marianne, If there is no traffic you can go from mission beach to La Jolla in 15-20 min. No idea about the Cabanas
Donna T
7 June 2017|
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Response from JoAnn H | Reviewed this property |
There's a parking lot that fills fast during the day and for sunset (and probably during the grunion runs). There is free street parking however, just plan to walk a few blocks. Don't forget to drop a pin so you don't... More
25 March 2017|
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Response from Barbara S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sunbathing should be ok, the temperatures during the day are quite warm, even right now, provided there is no cloud cover or even fog. The water temperature of the Pacific Ocean is generally not very warm, especially not... More