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La Jolla Beaches
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La Jolla Beaches

La JollaCalifornia 92037
Category: Activities
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Beautiful La Jolla Beaches

Play, swim, surf, or just spend the day relaxing at one of the gorgeous beaches in La Jolla. Take the family to La Jolla Shores for a day of sunning, swimming, and building sand castles or catch a perfect wave at Windansea Beach for top-notch surfing. Snorkel and scuba dive at La Jolla Cove where water visibility can reach 30 feet, and then stroll along the sea wall at La Jolla Children's Pool where seals and sea lions can be seen lounging in this beautiful sandy cove.


Hours -

Beach lifeguards are on duty from 9am to dusk.

Prices -

All public beaches are free.


  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Sunbathing
  • Seal watching
  • Beachcombing

La Jolla Cove

Known for its extreme beauty, La Jolla Cove is a small beach with calm waters hidden among its sandstone cliffs. Clear blue waters create the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving as water visibility can reach over 30 feet, exposing the colorful animal life that share the waters. Because the cove is a protected area, activities such as boogie boarding and surfing are prohibited, making the cove the perfect spot for a quiet day at the beach.

La Jolla Shores

If you’re looking for the best beach in La Jolla to spend the day swimming, bodysurfing, boogie boarding, and sunbathing then head to La Jolla Shores. Its gentle waves and expansive sandy beach makes it the perfect spot for families with young children or beginner surfers. Scuba diving classes are also offered here and Kellogg Park, located adjacent to the beach, and is a great spot for picnicking.


  • Where can we see seals?

    The La Jolla Children’s Pool is a man made sandy cove originally designed to provide a safe swimming area for children. Today, it is a destination hang out for seals, sea lions, and their young to sun themselves. The short walk atop the sea wall provides the perfect spot to observe the seals and sea lions while taking some unforgettable photos.
  • Where is the best surfing in La Jolla?

    Locals know that Windansea Beach is the best spot for advanced surfers. Its unique setting of underwater reefs creates great waves, but the key is knowing when to go, as certain weather conditions produce the best waves. If you’re a beginner or intermediate surfer, you should instead head to La Jolla Shores where waves can be calmer.


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