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La Jolla Cove

Beach and Scenic Lookout
Village, La Jolla
188 Tips and reviews
  • seals
  • sea lions
  • scenic views
  • picnics
  • trails
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  • Bruno Z.
    Bruno Zuber3 weeks ago
    You can swim / snorkel with seals and sea lions!
  • Naomi F.
    Walk down the streets to see sea lions upfront or maybe enjoy a gelato while window shopping. You will always have a good time here
  • Sadeem
    SadeemJune 28
    Amazing sunset
  • Jezreel B.
    Great sunset view but it took me forever to find a parking space 😢
  • A.N
    A.NMay 9
    I just LOVE this place! I really wanna live here😩
  • MIA M.
    MIA MIAApril 7
    Absolutely breath taking! Beautiful beach. Saw seals and water birds.
  • Beth A.
    Beth AdamsMarch 27
    Scenery is gorgeous!!!
  • Robin P.
    Robin P BeltranDecember 3, 2016
    Fish and chips
  • Rita L.
    Rita LNovember 20, 2016
    Nice view, great on a good day
  • Randy M.
    Randy MottoOctober 28, 2016
    Nice site Seeing tour with our host the Peppers
  • James
    JamesOctober 27, 2016
    A must see. Be sure to visit the Children's Pool.
  • Fernando R.
    Fernando RevecoOctober 16, 2016
    Really cool
  • Maha
    MahaSeptember 23, 2016
    We finally tried for the first time to swim and snorkel next to sea lions. Although we didn't see anything but it was amazing. Do it guys break your fear
  • Jonathan
    JonathanSeptember 18, 2016
    Really fun to see the sea lions so close. Very crowed, and parking is hard to find.
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki VongnavanhSeptember 16, 2016
    Love watching the seals here.
  • Debbie
    DebbieSeptember 7, 2016
    Amazing to be able to see the sea lions so close. They sure do smell though.
  • Vladyslav Z.
    Vladyslav ZakharchenkoSeptember 3, 2016
    Astonishing sunsets. A good place to walk along the beach and "just be"
  • Maria M.
    Maria MartinezAugust 2, 2016
    Park by the food and just walk the whole thing.
  • Khawla A.
    Khawla A.M.July 26, 2016
    There's shopping stores and restaurants.
  • Khawla A.
    Khawla A.M.July 26, 2016
    Grwat location for photography 👍
  • Khawla A.
    Khawla A.M.July 26, 2016
    OMG this place is amazing. I love going there to enjoy the ocean 💖
  • michelle
    michelleJuly 20, 2016
    Great sunset views and unfortunately can say the same about the bird poop smell!
  • Aleksandra D.
    Aleksandra DraganMay 14, 2016
    Scenic views, sea lions, nice place to relax and unwind.
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FlackApril 5, 2016
    Go here for a close encounter with sea lions. You can swim with them, stand right next to them, it was awesome.
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelApril 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for swimming and canoeing!
  • mark
    markMarch 26, 2016
    One of the best spots in San Diego. Can get up close and personal with sea lions, surrounded by great shopping and food spots.
  • Maria E.
    Maria EspinozaMarch 24, 2016
    Relaxing place to run at
  • Sergio M. 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇱🇷 R.
  • Fatima A.
    Fatima AlsayyarMarch 21, 2016
    I wanna go back there 😳 sunrise time ofcourse
  • Wilson F.
    Come for the view and seals, escape for the smell!
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickJanuary 23, 2016
    Gorgeous area and tourist attraction for San Diego. Walk around and hang out at the beach
  • Thomas Z.
    Thomas ZJanuary 18, 2016
    Lovely view!
  • Suresh C.
    Suresh ChanderJanuary 11, 2016
    Scenic beauty
  • William S.
    William StudartDecember 28, 2015
    The sight, the seals are awesome. Just the smell is bad.
    WATSONDecember 11, 2015
    It's very pretty. Seals are just chilln everywhere! Went to a place had great tacos!! I'm obsessed with palm trees!!!
  • Fahad A.
    Fahad Al-QarniDecember 4, 2015
    Nice beach view.. Romantic place 😅
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherNovember 27, 2015
    The sea lions were nowhere to be found, but interesting birds & cove. Be prepared to get wet if you plan to get into the cove.
  • Raul C.
    Raul CisnerosNovember 22, 2015
    The view and atmosphere
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatOctober 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ideal for sunset watching
  • Kaitlyn G.
    Kaitlyn GaglioOctober 2, 2015
    Watching the waves and all the cute seals (There were so many!)
  • Chaitanya R.
    Chaitanya RaniSeptember 27, 2015
    Rent a kayak and head to the cove!
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MurraySeptember 6, 2015
    Traffic is hellacious along with parking. Then the sea Lyons in the cove area really smells like, well use your imagination. Finally come early if you drive if you expect to find parking
  • Anilton V.
    Anilton VasconcelosSeptember 3, 2015
    You will see close to you sea Lyons sleeping calmly at the beach... Beautiful place, however it may stinks a little, depending on where you are...
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BraxtonAugust 9, 2015
    Parking is a pain but if you go towards the shops there are some $10 lots. The cove is smelly but absolutely gorgeous.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CAugust 9, 2015
    Come here and watch the sea lions (or swim with them!) beautiful area.
  • Sean D.
    Sean DaoJuly 31, 2015
    Most beautiful beach I've seen
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MyersJuly 30, 2015
    Beautiful, but a big tourist spot-very crowded.
  • Casey Q.
    Casey QuinnJuly 28, 2015
    Great place lots of fun in the cove and on the beach a must go to see sea lions
  • Keith K.
    Keith KaplanJuly 11, 2015
    Super fun place to go. A bit smelly but its always fun to view the sea lions!
  • RaeRey
    RaeReyJune 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great secret spot in the cliffs when La Jolla Shores is packed
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJune 7, 2015
    Get up close and personal with the seals! Unbelievable how close to them you can get.
  • Alanoud A.
    Alanoud AlsuhibaniMay 31, 2015
    Amazing view!
  • Aakarsh M.
    sea lions encounter! One of my best places to spend good time.
  • Meilissa
    MeilissaMay 17, 2015
    Seals everywhere! And they're so cute just laying down there. Just be careful, give them some space and don't get them angry
  • Hildeberto M.
    Sea lions!
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah MueryApril 11, 2015
    The seals are absolutely precious!
  • Sean M.
    Sean McCrackenApril 10, 2015
    Great diving at buoy A
  • Deer L.
    Deer LeeApril 6, 2015
    Small but environmental friendly view:)
  • Vincent H.
    Vincent HigginsApril 4, 2015
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaMarch 27, 2015
    Snap a pic with some seals!
  • Alanoud A.
    Alanoud AlsuhibaniMarch 17, 2015
    The View is amazing!
  • Kira M.
    Kira MaixnerMarch 14, 2015
    Go check out the seals, and watch them lay on the rocks all over the beach! If you're tempted to go out onto the water, use GetMyBoat! Read more
  • D. G.
    D. G.March 6, 2015
    the best come and meditate :-)
  • maria m.
    maria morenoFebruary 27, 2015
    Just the best
  • maria m.
    maria morenoFebruary 27, 2015
    Just the best beach love it so relaxing good memories where my life change forever Thx to a guy in my life
  • Roger A.
    Roger AllenFebruary 25, 2015
    Beautiful place
  • Diana M.
    Diana MartinezFebruary 22, 2015
    So beautiful
  • Claudia G.
    Claudia GorskiFebruary 9, 2015
    Kids pool to see the seals :-):-)
  • Claudia G.
    Claudia GorskiFebruary 9, 2015
    Looking at the ocean!
  • Claudia G.
    Claudia GorskiFebruary 9, 2015
    Like to swim the cove:-)walk along the beach
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NilgesDecember 25, 2014
    Being a quality camera- the views really can't be beat.
  • Neha D.
    Neha DubeyDecember 11, 2014
    This is a beautiful place. Come down here to watch a sunset...
  • Radu G.
    Radu G.December 4, 2014
    Great view of the ocean and lots of seals to get close by. Great spot for kids. Be aware of the smell, apparently those seals eat lots of fish :)
  • Muddy
    MuddyOctober 22, 2014
    It's spiny lobster season. Get a license
  • Piatti Ristorante & Bar
    What is a day in LJ without a trip to La Jolla cove? Come to see the seals and take in the views. -Piatti La Jolla
  • Paul K.
    Paul KauffmanSeptember 29, 2014
    I love to watch the seals here. My favorite place in SD.
  • Shwaimees
    ShwaimeesSeptember 27, 2014
    U have to check the sealions out! Wonderful place
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The beat cove. Seals. Girabaldi. Lifeguards. A park filled with Dr. Seuss' source of inspiration (goofy looking trees). What more do you need?
  • Maria A.
    Maria AlvaradoSeptember 11, 2014
    The sunset
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdSeptember 6, 2014
    Love the place. Serene
  • Ornella G.
    Ornella GabrielSeptember 2, 2014
    Such a beautiful spot. Don't forget to bring your snorkel ;)
  • Mingfei Y.
    Mingfei YanSeptember 1, 2014
    It's just magical. It has a very long beach line that directly facing the west towards Pacific Ocean. Where else do you need to find for a magnificent sunset!
  • Daniele G.
    Daniele GiustoAugust 28, 2014
    Go for the seals and the lookout
  • Muddy
    MuddyAugust 24, 2014
    Beautiful, small Beach
  • Emine K.
    great view
  • Marc K.
    Marc KandalaftAugust 10, 2014
  • James K.
    James KernanJuly 10, 2014
    The Crapcatcher
  • Aqeel
    AqeelJune 21, 2014
    Best place to observe the sunset. It is stunning 👍👍
  • Fabio B.
    Fabio BertuolMay 10, 2014
    Dive with the sealions
  • Aleli S.
    Aleli SorianoApril 27, 2014
    nice, bright, open space in la Jolla! very picnic friendly! a lot of families hangout and play ball on the park grounds. Be prepared to fight for parking though.
  • Ghannam 82
    Ghannam 82April 2, 2014
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    A female seal is called a cow. But don’t tell that to her face.
  • Rafael W.
    Rafael WidjajahakimMarch 10, 2014
    A nice place to walk and see sunset.
  • Timothy H.
    Timothy HarmonFebruary 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the tide pools and the sea lions basking in the sun or playing in the water.
  • Jessica O.
    Jessica OsorioFebruary 1, 2014
    Seal watching! So so beautiful!
  • Gürkan G.
    Gürkan GezginFebruary 1, 2014
  • 4EverYoungMsD
    4EverYoungMsDJanuary 13, 2014
    Check out the cave
  • Tom M.
    Tom MathewsDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get to the coves on a sunny day and you will end up getting some really good photographs...
  • Bruce F.
    Bruce FarmerDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come and hang, but be prepared for the sea lion stench!
  • Alan B.
    Alan BruceDecember 28, 2013
    Come and see the sea lion but please respect their home and let them be
  • Sato I.
    Sato IGAJanuary 15
    アザラシやペリカンが居ます^^ なかなか素敵な眺めですが、匂いが駄目な人も居るかも…^^;
  • Giuliana N.
    Giuliana NavaJune 10, 2016
    Increíble lugar. Hay muchas focas para ver y fotografiar. Muy recomendable.
  • Amirah A.
    Amirah AloDecember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
  • Maria L.
    Maria LarionovaOctober 28, 2015
    Классное место с подводным парком. Захватите с собой ласты и маску и подучите массу удовольствий! Милые, почти ручные котики. Все бесплатно. Обалденное место!
  • Minel O.
    Minel OrduñoSeptember 16, 2015
    Ir a caminar, si te gusta el agua fría a meterse,snorkelear un poco,visitar algún restaurante e ir a su avenida principal con pequeñas tiendas. :) vale la pena darse una vuelta.
  • Ksenia S.
    Ksenia SlavnikovaJune 1, 2015
    Красивейшие виды, хорлшая публика. Виден закат в море
  • Janaina B.
    Janaina BevilacquaNovember 30, 2014
    O lugar é lindo, mas é MUITO fedido. Não consegui ficar mais que 10 minutos :((
  • Guillermo T.
    Guillermo TostadoNovember 21, 2014
    Preciosa vista a la bahía y perfecto para hacer una caminata corta
  • Дмитрий Ю.
    Место для красивых фотографий и просто для того, чтобы насладиться видами Тихого океана.
  • Katharina S.
    Eine Reise wert - must see! Strand und Meer...
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