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La Jolla Cove: Tours & Tickets

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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1100 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to La Jolla Cove. Not sure if late afternoon is a good time to visit. We did see seals and other marine life. The caves/coves were very cool.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Diane1960_13
Reviewed yesterday

Best diving charter ever. And I mean best diving charter ever!! The way Zach (the owner) and Karina treat their divers make you feel like you are their friend, not their customer. The prices re very, very, reasonable, the variety of the diving spots they...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pmugur
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was really neat. There are people exploring, snorkeling, kayaking and just enjoying the views. People of all ages can appreciate this location. Great photo & video ops. We spent a few hours strolling and watching the sea life. Right up the hill from...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank RobinsonAdvisor
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very pretty place but parking is hopeless. We couldn’t get a park so had to drive on. The whole coastline is very pretty.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gail W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were arriving in San Diego from Carlsbad (shopping at the Carlsbad Premium Outlet) and decided to spend an afternoon at La Jolla Cove Beach, it was a very rewarding experience. There are several beachfront cafes and restaurants, as well as the typical Southern California...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hilberaldi
Reviewed 2 days ago

This cove is a hidden gem. You can spend from an hour to several viewing the seals in their natural habitat. I never visit San Diego without taking this side trip.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sue J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this view of the ocean! Great park, view of sea lions (don't go too close, they need their space!). Beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We always go when the pelican's season starts. The birds are all over the place and their mating colors are in full bloom. This is picture-postcard beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CoastalPicRick
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of my favorite places on earth! Swim with the sea lions, the fish, clear waters. Mid October and the water is 69'. There are lifeguards if the surf is too much for you. Beautiful place! People watching at its best. Folks from every country...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 924aloha
Reviewed 4 days ago

The cove usually has a lot of Sea Lions and Seals but today there were only a few playing in the water. There were about a hundred of birds there. The seal lions and seals were playful with each other and were also making a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Tina M
27 July 2019|
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Response from G3251ZRcherylw | Reviewed this property |
My family spent 2 days snorkeling the cove this July and didn't see any. We were able to swim with sea lions, which was amazing! Again, it doesn't mean they were not there, we just didn't see any.
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Kris S
23 July 2019|
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Response from Steve S | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyplace.
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918rains
14 June 2019|
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Response from panpanda | Reviewed this property |
PBWorldTraveler did a great job answering your questions. You can't see this is the photos , but the seals and sea lions are very smelly. Plus, they are protected from by law from harassment by people. You don't want to... More
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