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La Jolla Cove, San Diego

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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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  • The Sea Lyons were great. This was a need to see location that everyone raved about and it did not let us down. we were very enchanted by the cove and my wife the gift shop. 
    The Sea Lyons were great. This was a need to see location that everyone raved about and it did not let us down. we were very enchanted by the cove and my wife the gift shop.  more »
  • As an East Coast-er, seeing the seals, sea lions, cormorants, pelicans, gulls, and surfers, and taking in the Pacific vibes all in one stop was so worth it. Seeing the town itself with its shops and.....  more
    As an East Coast-er, seeing the seals, sea lions, cormorants, pelicans, gulls, and surfers, and taking in the Pacific vibes all in one stop was so worth it. Seeing the town itself with its shops and.....  more »
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  • The sea lions made my day. ❤
  • A must if you are in the area. Be aware that parking is difficult

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