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“la jolla shores”(218 reviews)
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.more
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8300 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great long beach...soft sand...clean water...plenty of surfers ...scuba diving opportunities....life guard facility...one mile away from La Jolla downtown

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pmugur
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everything you could want (and more) in a beach/park but get there early or you'll have to park a long way from the beach. We go there several times a year with a group and love the great park area.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank CoastalPicRick
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really big beach. Devided the areas in to swimmers and surfers so they don't clash. We were there on a very gentle day so it was easy on seniors and little kids to play in the surf. Bathrooms and changing areas provided. Big free parking...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 924aloha
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Jolla shores is always one of my favorite locations when visiting San Diego. It can be a tough to find parking but it is well worth it when you get there. Surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, scuba are all available there and the beach is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeffh983
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first surfing experience. Took an hour surfing lesson from Surf Deva at La Jolla shores. It was fantastic, surprise that the water was warm and had a 4-5 feet swell. Sunny day and the beach was crowded. Sorry, the sand on the beach was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank patrick2042016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and walking paths. The beach and vista is lovely although the sand is not white? The toilets are quite outdated and were in huge demand. We were dropped off and collected by friends so didn’t have to deal with the congestion in the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 114sherylc
Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Arrived at 8:00 AM in hopes of getting parking. We literally got the last spot in the lot! So if you want to park you have to wait until someone leaves or get there early… There were Lots of surfers to watch. No beach chairs...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kimberley G
Reviewed 4 September 2019

The beach is large and beautiful. My sons rented surfboards quite easily nearby. The waves were good for learning. I wish I had booked our VRBO nearby, I think they would have gone surfing everyday.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank eeinnj
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

The beach is nice, full of people on a sunny day. Parking spots are rare to find during peak hours, Lots of noise, so this may not be a beach for relaxing unless you choose to use earphones/ music . There is a lot of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank divikkashyap
Reviewed 23 August 2019 via mobile

Free parking, if you can get it. The surfers normally take up the parking spots. There are public bathrooms at areas 30 and 33. Bring a towel. Bring a chair. The weather was amazing. There is an any spot on the shore to eat but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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9 July 2019|
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Response from JennInSD | Reviewed this property |
There are a few fire pits, but you'll need to arrive early in order to grab one. Remember, alcohol and any glass is strictly forbidden on any of the beaches in San Diego.
19 March 2019|
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Response from Lisa V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but very few. They usually go quickly on a sunny day.
Marianne E
3 December 2017|
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Response from Paul J | Reviewed this property |
No idea about the Cabanas. We never rented one of these features. However , I am pretty sure that reservations would recommended. Distance from La Jolla to Mission Beach is about 15 to 20 minutes pending traffic and the time... More