Trip Planner:   USA  /  California  /  San Diego  /  La Jolla  /  La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

4.7
#1 of 1,854 in Outdoors in California
Must see · Beach · Park
Create an itinerary including La Jolla Cove
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.
Create an itinerary including La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
13,525 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • We took a tram and bus from San Diego to La Jolla it was a bit rainy and quite cold for this area but we had an absolutely great time the sea lions and the pelicans were out in force and the cliffs... 
    We took a tram and bus from San Diego to La Jolla it was a bit rainy and quite cold for this area but we had an absolutely great time the sea lions and the pelicans were out in force and the cliffs...  more »
  • A great place to explore and enjoy the seals. A great place for a family outing and to bring friends and family visiting from outside the area. 
    A great place to explore and enjoy the seals. A great place for a family outing and to bring friends and family visiting from outside the area.  more »
Google
  • 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!

Plan your trip to San Diego

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.