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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.
Tours to La Jolla Cove
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Segway Experience Through La Jolla
Tours from $133 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR San Diego Life at the Beach Tour
Duration: 5h 30min
Tours from $105 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Coastal Beauty - Private Sunset & Night Photography Tour
Tours from $485 ›
La Jolla Cove reviews
Great place to see the Sea Lions and seals. Saw a Sea Lion give birth - a real treat! The landscaping surrounding the area is a perfect blend of nature and man. Stop have a look and stretch those...
Great place to see the Sea Lions and seals. Saw a Sea Lion give birth - a real treat! The landscaping surrounding the area is a perfect blend of nature and man. Stop have a look and stretch those... more »
Wonderful place to take a wander and walk around. The park itself is lovely tree filled and grassy area. But, then you take in the view of the wonderful cove and shoreline and the small beach areas...
Wonderful place to take a wander and walk around. The park itself is lovely tree filled and grassy area. But, then you take in the view of the wonderful cove and shoreline and the small beach areas... more »
Beautiful place to walk along the coast or along on the coastal trail. Peaceful, beautiful place to relax, go for a swim, see the sea lions, pelicans, cormorants, listen to the ocean and see artists setup booths.
One of the most beautiful beaches in California! It was a nice walk along the beach seeing the different animals. Even saw a bunny. The showers and bathrooms were clean and well kept. Some local vendors to buy your memorabilia. So peaceful. So relaxing. I didn’t want to leave! I’m so grateful for San Diego ❤️
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