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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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  • Fun cove full of sea lion activity! They were surfing, jumping, and coming right up on the rocks by the shore. We booked a snorkeling tour, which didn't go so well due to conditions. You can just... 
    Fun cove full of sea lion activity! They were surfing, jumping, and coming right up on the rocks by the shore. We booked a snorkeling tour, which didn't go so well due to conditions. You can just...  more »
  • We picked up a to go lunch and enjoyed the great views as we ate overlooking the Pacific. A few surfers on the waves as well as good people watching 
    We picked up a to go lunch and enjoyed the great views as we ate overlooking the Pacific. A few surfers on the waves as well as good people watching  more »
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  • The sea lions made my day. ❤
  • On the must see list for tourists and a chill spot for locals

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