La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove
(at Girard Ave)
La Jolla, CA 92037
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La Jolla Cove is an unforgettable beach in San Diego ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and swimming. La Jolla Cove is a part of the La Jolla Underwater Park meaning it is a marine refuge area with specific restrictions in order to protect marine life. No surfboards, boogie boards or inflatable devices are permitted, but the cove is usually swarming with snorkelers and swimmers looking to take advantage of this beautiful area. The ocean floor at La Jolla Cove is often covered with bright orange Garibaldi, the California state fish, seals, sea lions and countless other striking local sea life. With the protection of sea cliffs, this area rarely has high surf making it ideal for safe snorkeling and water play during the summer months. A white sand beach is inside the cove and although small, it's a beautiful secluded area to lay in the sand and soak up the San Diego sun. The cove in La Jolla also has a gorgeous grass park above the sea cliffs perfect for playing Frisbee, enjoying a picnic or catching up with old friends against the backdrop of the cove La Jolla.
San Diego's La Jolla Cove attracts visitors from all over to enjoy the protected waters of the La Jolla Underwater Park as well as the beautiful town of La Jolla. Meaning "The Jewel" in Spanish, La Jolla really is a gem among the coastal communities of San Diego. As home to the Birch Aquarium, La Jolla Shores beach, the Children's Pool and tons of popular San Diego restaurants and shopping, La Jolla is an absolute must see destination for San Diego visitors. The natural beauty combines with high class style for a truly one of a kind area in San Diego.
The Cove at La Jolla is a vacationer's dream in San Diego with deep blue water, small waves and white sand. Kids can swim safely with little surf and snorkelers can be awed by the wonders of the La Jolla Underwater Park. For visitors who want to get adventurous, just south east of the Cove at La Jolla are the La Jolla Sea Caves. Although these caves are exciting, it's important to only explore them on calm days in the ocean. Make sure to take advantage of the incredible beach on your next San Diego vacation and get up close and personal to seals, sea lions and Garibaldi!
- Restrooms: Public restrooms are located at the top of the cliff at La Jolla Cove. Showers are also available making it easy to rinse off the sand and salt after a fun day exploring San Diego's cove at La Jolla.
- Restrictions: Fishing and removing objects from the cove at La Jolla is strictly prohibited as it is part of the La Jolla Underwater Park.
- Parking: Parking near La Jolla Cove can be tough during busy summer months so make sure to get to the beach early to find a spot on the street.