La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Shores Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Mile-long beach features gentle waves during the summer months, making this spot a prime spot for novice scuba divers.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,719 reviews
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Very good
804
Average
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Chantae R
Suva, Fiji3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
There are few places nicer than LJ shores to spend a day. Sea lions and seals so close by, scuba diving, surfing, lounging in the sand... plus a park for the kids. This beach is usually patrolled and also super clean. Great way to spend a day and cafes/restaurants are just a short walk away. TIP -- shuffle your feet when in the water to scoot away stingrays.
Written January 25, 2024
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10Orchard
Worcester, UK571 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautifully clean beach, with adjacent free parking with lots of spaces. Ideal for a quiet stroll. Unfortunately we could not find a coffee shop or we would have stayed longer.
Written December 26, 2023
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Waddler
York, UK11,173 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
It was a slight disappointment as we were hoping to snorkel with leopard sharks.

As it turned out it wasn't overly pleasant. There was a sea fret (or fog as they call it locally) so it wasn't easy to see them as they stand out more in sunlit waters and also it was a bit cold (the Pacific in California isn't the warmest anyway). The sea was pretty rough as well, so the snorkelling was not easy, and you have to be wary of stingrays which are plentiful on this beach.

After fighting through the swell for a bit I still hadn't seen any. On the way back I briefly glimpsed one swimming by my feet. I also glimpsed a stingray. Perhaps they were elsewhere, from the clifftops on the walk from La Jolla Coves we had seen a collection of them in a bay half way between La Jolla Cove and Shores.

We then got confused trying to leave the beach - the way we'd taken in by the Marine Room was blocked by the rising tide and we got lost in the private estate of the tennis club! I think we should have continued down the beach past it.
Written September 6, 2023
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Annamalai M
Fremont, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
One of the best beaches that you should not miss while being in San Diego.
Beautiful views, good board walk, perfect place for swimming and surfing
Parking is a hassle, we were lucky to get one as a family was leaving, else you need to go around few time to have someone leave and you grab the spot.
Written August 14, 2023
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Kuvasz1988
Saint Paul, MN1,584 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Hit the beach on a cold and foggy July day. Crowds were big. Waves were good but water was cold. Lots of surfers in the water.
Written July 3, 2023
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SaltwaterCathy
College Station, TX48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful area! We spent the better part of the day walking along the paths. We enjoyed seeing the seals and sea lions up close.
Written June 8, 2023
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Tal_Hameed
Toronto, Canada440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It's a nice place where you can clearly see the sunset and it has big waves and such. It's right by the villa and lots to do here to spend the day. Highly recommended especially during a nice summer day!
Written May 7, 2023
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Kathy
Brookfield, WI9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I could stay here all day! It is beautiful beyond words! We love walking all around the shores and viewing tide pools, people watching, and enjoying the weather.
Written February 6, 2023
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Julie C
San Diego, CA19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I love this beach because it has beautiful views and unlike most beaches in San Diego you don't have to walk a mile through sand to get to the water edge. It's great lots of bathrooms there are even ice cream vendors if you get the munchies and they take venmo and zelle. The only negative is you have to be patient you might have to go around the parking lot a few times to find parking.
Written January 5, 2023
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Rachelle W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
I went to this park and enjoyed the holiday crowds as well as swiming in the water. It was crowded but still enjoyable
Written September 17, 2022
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