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La Jolla Cove, La Jolla

4.7
#1 of 1,912 in Outdoors in California
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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  • This place is just fantastic! First saw it 2o years ago and it still is a great place to see and take pictures-- never gets old.  more »
  • Finally found a parking spot and walked up and down the walkway to see all kinds of sea fowls that felt perfectly at home hanging out behind the fence where nobody bothered them. It was as if we were ...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit if you're in San Diego. We were scheduled to do a kayak tour, but it was too windy. Lots of great photo ops.
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