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La Jolla Cove, San Diego

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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.
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  • We were all adults and absolutely loved being close to the seals and sea lions... yes, there is a difference. It is an up close and personal visit with the animals which also includes large amounts.....  more
    We were all adults and absolutely loved being close to the seals and sea lions... yes, there is a difference. It is an up close and personal visit with the animals which also includes large amounts.....  more »
  • We wisely visited La Jolla Cove on a weekday morning when we were able to find a parking spot. It is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in San Diego. The walk along the coast was pleasant....  more
    We wisely visited La Jolla Cove on a weekday morning when we were able to find a parking spot. It is without a doubt one of the most scenic areas in San Diego. The walk along the coast was pleasant....  more »
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  • 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!

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