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Children's Pool

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850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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It was supposed to be a children's pool, but the harbor seals took over and it's a main tourist and local attraction. Great picture spot.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“sea lions” (195 reviews)
“sea wall” (34 reviews)
“pupping season” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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"sea lions"
in 195 reviews
"sea wall"
in 34 reviews
"pupping season"
in 29 reviews
"seal pups"
in 20 reviews
"watch seals"
in 12 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 38 reviews
"great place to view"
in 13 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 42 reviews
"sea world"
in 18 reviews
"beach area"
in 18 reviews
"small beach"
in 17 reviews
"natural environment"
in 10 reviews
"wild animals"
in 13 reviews
"great pictures"
in 10 reviews
"san diego"
in 40 reviews
"tide pools"
in 20 reviews
"la jolla cove"
in 31 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this spot approximately 4 years ago, and wanted to show the area to friends touring with us this time. Beautiful location and easy walk to see sea lions for anyone with limited walking ability. Also wonderful place to drive along the coast and enjoy...More

Thank Nina B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited later in the afternoon so were not sure if the sea lions would still be there............. they were. We loved watching them frolic in the water and come up on the beach to sun. It was a real treat. The smell wasn't the...More

1  Thank PAAnnR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here in the morning and my girls loved watching all of the seals at rest and at play! It was great that there were multiple areas for viewing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here in April and it was a great time to see the seals and their pups! I recommend getting there early in the day, as it gets busier as the day goes on and the parking is more difficult to find! Be careful...More

Thank Brooke N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite part of La Jolla was the Children’s pool. Lots of young seals and just a nice area to view seals. Parking was difficult and almost got a ticket. Some parking sites have white lines but then red painted on the curb so be...More

Thank Cynthia Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to check this location out however not able to enter this area as the seals were pulling at the time we went. Great spot to see the mother seals and their baby’s.

Thank patrick p
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was fun to walk to this location from our nearby accommodations and to watch the sea lions sunning themselves on the shore. It was crowded in the area, and I wouldn't have wanted to be driving a vehicle here.

Thank cljcullen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach area was closed to protect the seals and their pups and to keep people safe. It is a really nice area to watch the wildlife. There are showers here but it looked worn down and I chose not to use them and just...More

Thank Tiffany E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We overshot La Jolla Cove while trying to find parking ....and we're glad we did since we ended up at the Children's Pool. The seals and sea lions are everywhere here! Some are playing in the water, so make sure you walk down to the...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by the Children's Pool a couple of days ago. You were not allowed to swim because of the pupping season. We were able to see lots of cute baby seals playing with their mothers.

Thank Harry T
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npoirri
January 29, 2018|
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Response from Marshall Megan B | Reviewed this property |
We did it. And did it with several whiny little kids, and big adults.
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Elide A
July 30, 2015|
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Response from InquisitiveTessa | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are sea lions and seals on this coast year round. You'll find seals at the Children's pool and the sea lions typically hand a little north of this at the Cove. You can usually find the sea lions by the smell (it... More
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