La Jolla Cove Beach Rating
Beach Personality: City Location With An Underwater Nature Park
La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove is a really nice place to dive, snorkel and go tide pooling because it’s connected to the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park. Some of the fish and marine mammals you may see include, but are not limited to, sea lions, garibaldi, leopard sharks, and a variety of bass. Therefore, the main reason to go to La Jolla Cove is to enter the ocean there.
La Jolla Cove is also adjacent to a beautiful park, Scripps Park, and within walking distance of downtown La Jolla, which is also a very nice place. What La Jolla Cove isn’t is a good beach. It’s too small. To me a beach is a place where you go to hang out, play in the water, lounge on the sand, take a walk, etc. You know what I’m talking about. A beach is where you go to relax and spend some time.
In this case, La Jolla, California is a place to relax and spend some time while La Jolla Cove is a don’t miss diving/snorkeling/tide pooling spot to visit while you are there. Also, if you walk about 10 minutes south from La Jolla Cove on Coast Boulevard you will come to Children’s Pool, where you will see lots of harbor seals.
- Scuba diving
- Tide pooling
- Public bathrooms – Yes.
- Showers – Yes.
- Parking – Yes, at meters on the street and in nearby parking lots for a fee.
- Food – Yes, within walking distance.
- Lifeguard – Yes.
- Dogs allowed on the beach – No.
Additional amenities – drinking fountains, picnic tables, grassy park, benches, grills, and a paved path.
Yes, within walking distance.
La Jolla Cove is located at the north end of Scripps Park on Coast Boulevard in La Jolla, California, 92037.
To many joyful beach experiences!
— Lisa Dworkin