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La Jolla Shores Beach

Beach and Park
La Jolla Shores, San Diego
129 Tips and reviews
  • surfing
  • sunsets
  • leopard sharks
  • picnics
  • beach
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  • Carolina R.
    Cliff views & great surf. Bliss.
  • Brooke L.
    Brooke LouiseSeptember 18
    Sea lions are the labradors of the sea ❤️
  • S.
    S.August 31
    My favorite beach
  • lyza k.
    lyza kingJuly 21
    Love. Come here for the sunset.
  • Anna O.
    Relaxed place where you can barbeque
  • Kate K.
    Kate KlampeFebruary 10
    Been here 100+ times
    Wonderful place to take in the sunrise and a great place to walk the dog around. If you want to run, the distance the beach and tennis club and the pier and back is a mile.
  • Joelle R.
    Joelle ReederOctober 26, 2016
    Beautiful surf and sand.
  • Jack W.
    Jack WolffOctober 13, 2016
    A great beach! The sand, the nearby restaurants and the amazing sea-life... did you know that during September/October you'll be able to swim with friendly Leopard Sharks?!?!
  • Tim D.
    Tim DengSeptember 9, 2016
    A great date location. Come picnic here
  • Jorg G.
    Jorg GeerlingsAugust 18, 2016
    The waves are big enough to have fun, but small enough to be save
  • Tyrone B.
    Tyrone BixbyAugust 15, 2016
    Get here early for a good parking space and enjoy a gorgeous beach! ☀️
  • Gen L.
    Gen LoweJuly 30, 2016
    One of sd's most beautiful beaches
  • Susan M.
    Susan MaldonadoJuly 24, 2016
    Beautiful here!!! 🌊😃
  • Ozlem T.
    Ozlem TrockiJuly 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this beach! Beautiful sunset to watch and long beach to walk..
  • Mollie G.
    Mollie GannonJuly 8, 2016
    Paddle boarding and kayaking in the cover is terrific!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaApril 9, 2016
    For active water sports 🏄🏾
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelApril 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beach for a sunset stroll!
  • Ada B.
    Ada BrosierMarch 20, 2016
    Picnics, beach
  • Ana C.
    Ana CoronaMarch 1, 2016
    Pretty neat!
  • Neha D.
    Neha DubeyJanuary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a beautiful beach. Parking is a hassle ... most of the time! You can bring your dogs late night...
  • Pablo V.
    Pablo VirziJanuary 7, 2016
    Very nice place for summer. One of the most beautiful beaches I've been.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerNovember 19, 2015
    Beautiful beach, & park. Very crowded making it a great place for people watching. A number of places within walking distance for food, beer, and cocktails.
  • AAM
    AAMNovember 1, 2015
    I like the view more than the food😂🙈 the burger is too well-done
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatOctober 31, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice to surf, hike and enjoy the pier view 🙏
  • Mary S.
    Mary SAugust 27, 2015
    Really beautiful sunsets. Tons of water sports.
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BraxtonAugust 9, 2015
    A bit smelly because of the sea lions but it is breathtakingly beautiful. Snorkeling here is a must, as well as a good hike along the edge of the water as far as you can go.
  • Sal
    SalAugust 7, 2015
    Go to see the leopard sharks near the beach...and swim with them!
  • Ben V.
    Ben Van DierendonckAugust 2, 2015
    One of the most beautiful beaches in San Diego. Great for walking along, boogie boarding, or snorkeling with sharks and rays.
    Upvoted Sep 18
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaAugust 2, 2015
    Get your bonfire on!
  • Ron P.
    Ron PhippsJune 26, 2015
    Come with a tripod and take some beautiful sunset pictures
  • Samuel B.
    Samuel BennettJune 16, 2015
    Sunsets. Parties. Beginner surf.
  • Alanoud A.
    Alanoud AlsuhibaniMay 31, 2015
    Can i live there ? Please?
  • Hildeberto M.
    Beautiful Beach for a perfect weekend...
  • FawnZilla
    FawnZillaApril 9, 2015
    Remember sunscreen!!!
  • D. G.
    D. G.March 10, 2015
    Great place for photo shoots.
  • Muaath B.
    Muaath BMarch 3, 2015
    There's no words can explain how I love it
  • Enrique G.
    Enrique Gutiérrez ArzateDecember 17, 2014
    Nice and cold beach, many activities, extra hot chics, lovely
  • Bonny E.
    Bonny EveDecember 1, 2014
    There are better beaches; there are worse beaches. Seagulls were very aggressive. Do not leave stuff unattended. Decent bathrooms. Playground.
  • Colleen A.
    Colleen AlexanderNovember 2, 2014
    So beautiful. We spent a whole day here just on the beach. We then drove over to the cove and walked all along to watch the sunset. So fun! Walk up to the main strip for some awesome dining.
  • Eugene
    EugeneOctober 24, 2014
    Best beach for kids
  • Piatti Ristorante & Bar
    One of the best places to spend the day in La Jolla. Pack a picnic and spend all day in the sun! -Piatti La Jolla
  • Ozlem T.
    Ozlem TrockiSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect another night
  • Ozlem T.
    Ozlem TrockiSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    CBS news is here tonight. Perfect sunset view..
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler MoselleSeptember 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Parking hell, but shuffle your feet and stay out of the surfing zone and you'll have fun!
  • Ozlem T.
    Ozlem TrockiSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great night
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PaulSeptember 6, 2014
    Great beach for beginner surfers
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdSeptember 6, 2014
    Love the sunset view from here
  • Ozlem T.
    Ozlem TrockiSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It was a high tide tonight and it was the greatest sunset view.
  • Meli
    MeliSeptember 2, 2014
    Best sunset views in San Diego! Don't listen to the rumors of seals infesting the shores of La Jolla. The water is clear and this is the place to go to kayak and scuba dive. Totally worth a visit!
  • Ornella G.
    Ornella GabrielSeptember 2, 2014
    Gorgeous beach!
  • Muddy
    MuddyAugust 24, 2014
    Great spot to learn to swim, surf, or kayak
  • Conrad & Jenn R.
    Conrad & Jenn R.August 23, 2014
    Awesome beach! Few fire pits by the lifeguard towers. Stake your claim early.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MullallyAugust 21, 2014
    Quiet and chill. Amazing.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MullallyAugust 14, 2014
    Perfect view and relaxing.
  • Angie O.
    Angie OsmanskiAugust 10, 2014
    La Jolla is gorgeous in general, but this beach was crowded for my taste. I'd rather go to Coronado Beach or Pacific Beach in San Diego.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DoriaAugust 10, 2014
    Dive in! But get here early or you'll end up on a fishing expedition for a parking space.
  • Karen K.
    Karen KAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sunsets every night
  • Marlo S.
    Marlo ShedlockJune 21, 2014
    Great place to watch the locals surf and awesome place to swim / layout
  • curdriceaurora _.
    curdriceaurora _June 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a very good started beach boogie boarding and surfing.
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KeysonMay 9, 2014
    San Diego pelicans
  • Jazmin M.
    Jazmin McNishMarch 23, 2014
    Great for party
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    Some call it "The Jewel" of San Diego. Is it because sodium pentothal once made me reveal it as the location of a stash of untold riches? Probably not. Because as far as you know, that never happened.
  • Joyce J.
    Joyce JenqMarch 10, 2014
    Bathroom at the north end is under construction. North end is for surfing, south end is for swimming. Check out the leopard sharks in the fall. Kayaking in the cove is a fun summer/fall activity too
  • YogaPosesGrace
    YogaPosesGraceFebruary 1, 2014
    Bonfires are a must
  • Rupert G.
    Rupert GoldmanJanuary 30, 2014
    awesome spot to grab a coffee from Avenida de la Playa and walk the beach! Especially before 9 you can bring leashed pets!
  • Phyliss H.
    Phyliss HowardJanuary 4, 2014
    Avoid the traffic and the crowds use the metro system sit down relax take pictures the 30 best from UTC mall goes south all the way down to PB the 101 best North stops right there at blacks beach
  • Allard W.
    Allard WijkersloothJanuary 2, 2014
    Beautiful beach. Great for swimming, relaxing and surfing.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkDecember 5, 2013
    This beach was awesome! The weather was perfect during the month of June. San Diego was a beautiful, beautiful place!
  • Goktug A.
    Goktug AktugOctober 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I wish there was enough parking :( forget weekends
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HamanoSeptember 12, 2013
    Come early to stake out your place on the beach, especially during the summer.
  • Chris O.
    Chris OvettAugust 24, 2013
    Dive straight in!
  • Kathryn G.
    Kathryn GessnerAugust 2, 2013
    Favorite beach!
  • Mer R.
    Mer RiveraJuly 26, 2013
    it's true, the waves here are gentler but there's way too many people!!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CoxJuly 5, 2013
    The water is so clear here! First beach I've found in Cali with clear water like this. Watch out for the stingrays tho! Scared the crap out of me...
  • Deani H.
    Deani HansenJuly 4, 2013
    Great possibilities if you wanna surf for the first time!
  • Stephen T.
    Stephen TroutmanJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fourth of July flag kite
  • Craig N.
    Craig NicholsJune 19, 2013
    Nice little Beach
  • Latifa. H.
    Latifa. H.April 27, 2013
    Best beach in SD
  • Joen R.
    Joen Ro-MartApril 25, 2013
    No matter the crazy parking. Is so nice here ! Love love love it. The whole thing
  • Laureen P.
    Laureen PrvFebruary 20, 2013
    My beach <3
  • Andre N.
    Andre NiemeyerDecember 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Summertime parking is chaotic!
  • Phelan R.
    Phelan RiessenAugust 4, 2012
    Make sure to check out the leopard sharks during August September area. They are in front of the beach hotel on the south side. You can't miss them, they are 4 to 5 feet long.
  • Miss K.
    Miss KristinJuly 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Do the sting ray shuffle.
  • Susan B.
    Susan BJuly 24, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Be careful! The Great White Sharks will lick you on the cheeks!
  • Ocean E.
    Ocean EnterprisesJuly 10, 2012
    Great diving, waves are usually small so shore entry is easy. Plenty of marine life to see as you get deeper! Great for night dives!
  • Cynthia F.
    Cynthia FloresJuly 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Good luck finding parking in under a half hour.
  • Alexandra d.
    Don't let your babies swim on the board sports side of the beach. Not going to end well!
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LatinaMay 29, 2012
    Breathtaking. Gorgeous views everywhere!
  • La Jolla Blue Book
    La Jolla Blue BookMarch 23, 2012
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  • Jennifer
    JenniferFebruary 26, 2012
    They have bonfire pits here, so bring some marshmallows, crackers, chocolate and friends to make s'mores!
  • Teagan G.
    Teagan GlassFebruary 22, 2012
    the beach is awesome but if you like peace and quiet stay away from down town La Jolla!
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NguyenFebruary 12, 2012
    See dolphins here! Don't leave food unattended..savage seagulls have NO mercy
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MartinJanuary 13, 2012
    Beautiful beach
  • Billie Bourgeois - Pacific Sotheby's International
    Beautiful sunset tonight before we all go back to work tomorrow!
  • Luis Fernando V.
    Luis Fernando VazquezNovember 20, 2011
    Best beach to masturbate to! :)
  • John P.
    John PryorOctober 31, 2011
    Really nice beach in the wealthy La Jolla neighborhood. Worth spending a few hours here. Great for surfing.
  • Steve Austin P.
    Steve Austin PerezOctober 15, 2011
    One of my favorite beaches in San Diego.
  • Ramonita C.
    Ramonita CruzSeptember 27, 2011
    Small but beautiful nonetheless.
  • Barbara A.
    Barbara AlzuaSeptember 23, 2011
    just lay down and enjoy the sea breeze & sunshine!
  • Paige D.
    Paige DellArmiAugust 25, 2011
    Busy beach but it's great for people watching!
  • Nina L.
    Nina LancasterAugust 9, 2011
    I use to work in La Jolla! Check out the seals in La Jolla Cove
  • Korie B.
    Korie BooherAugust 6, 2011
    Its an amazing beach, lifeguard/cops are reaaaally annoying when it comes to advertisement and there is literally no place to park.
  • Jane A.
    Jane AAugust 1, 2011
    Come early for a
  • Ken K.
    Ken KnowltonJuly 29, 2011
    The sand is dirty and seaweed covers the beach. Go some where else!
  • Billy C.
    Billy ColestockJuly 14, 2011
    The pier has the best waves!!
  • Randy S.
    Randy SaldivarJune 22, 2011
    If bored of surfing and swimming... Dig a hole
  • Sheldon A.
    Sheldon AbrilFebruary 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    do not drop in on the locals! if you're a beginner, surf in front of the south side of the parking lot.
  • Rosaria C.
    Rosaria CainNovember 4, 2010
    I need to run but my Achilles Heal has been a pain! What better place to give it a shot!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful beach with plenty of action on a nice warm day.
  • John T.
    John TSeptember 24, 2010
    Good bonfire spot but they don't allow pallet burning due to pallets having a again coat that they don't want burning into the local homes there.
  • Lisa M. M.
    Lisa M. MitchellSeptember 4, 2010
    The best sunset I have seen in a really long time!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GivensAugust 22, 2010
    Be sure to stay out of the flagged area, it is for surfers only!
  • Keri R.
    Keri RobinsonAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love snorkeling with the leopard sharks in the summer! Also see bat rays, stingrays, guitarfish, and more.
  • D J.
    D JJune 9, 2010
    Again! Free parking!!! Yay!
  • John L.
    John LincolnMay 5, 2010
    Nice beach in San Diego. Surf is the best in font of Green wall. FYI - This is my first 4sq post no idea what is going on.
  • Laura R.
    Laura RubinsteinMarch 31, 2010
    Great place for lunch with an ocean view!!! Reasonable too.
  • Mothsquatch
    MothsquatchJanuary 24, 2010
    great area to see the ocean and some wildlife... seals are close by and pelican everywhere... the tide pools are my favorite... we saw an octopus and other cool sea life around them.
  • Adrienne L.
    Adrienne LevinJuly 26, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    good luck with parking and traffic getting there
  • Bora B.
    Bora BekitSeptember 25, 2016
    A great place for your soul ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
  • José Miguel T.
    José Miguel TorresOctober 15, 2015
    El paseo marítimo y la zona de tiendas por la playa es muy relajante. La playa de los leones marinos es espectacular, pero huele!
  • Eduardo Alighieri
    Eduardo AlighieriAugust 14, 2015
    Una playa hermosa, en La Jolla todo es bello realmente. 100% Recomendada
  • Ksenia S.
    Ksenia SlavnikovaJune 1, 2015
    Красивый пляж. Много хороших ресторанов неподалеку
  • Irela R.
    Irela RamirezDecember 3, 2014
    Exelente para ejercitarse
  • Irela R.
    Irela RamirezDecember 3, 2014
    Una playa Presiosa
  • Ozlem T.
    Ozlem TrockiOctober 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Atlantisten gelen adamlar Pacific uzerinden yurtlarina donerken.
  • Serkan
    SerkanSeptember 23, 2014
    Dünyanın en güzel en özel plajlarından biri. Deniz aslanları ile yüzme keyfi:)
  • Kim D.
    Kim Du HoJuly 5, 2014
    해변에 물개 있다고 함..^^
  • Mehmet Y.
    Mehmet YaziciogluAugust 22, 2013
    Pasifik okyanusunun en güzel plajlarından biri...
  • c
    cMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Hello (~_~)//
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