La Jolla Beaches, California

La Jolla beaches are some of the best in San Diego!

La Jolla Coastal Trail


From Bird Rock coves in south La Jolla to Blacks Beach wide sandy beaches to the north, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a variety of coastline activities.

South Bird Rock, La Jolla


No matter your speed, La Jolla beaches have something for everyone.

Palapa, Windansea, La Jolla


For scenic walking, try the coastal sidewalk path from the Children's Pool to La Jolla Cove to view the sea lion rookeries. For bird-watchers, the entire coastline offers potential views of brown pelicans, cormorants, and osprey and even the stellar sea eagle. For the active crowd - power-walkers, runners, bikers - any route along the coast is sure to please you as you find one hidden rocky stretch of coast after another.


If tide-pooling is your recreation, check for low tides and explore the reefs at Bird Rock or the reefs in front of the Marine Room at La Jolla Shores beach.

Marine Room, La Jolla Shores Beach, View South


For sun-bathers, La Jolla Shores beach offers some of the most convenient public parking and amenities such as showers and bathrooms.

And water sports fans, you have struck gold! La Jolla Shores beach offers a boat launch for kayaks and stand-up paddle (SUP) and easy entry for SCUBA diving and snorkeling.

Kayaking from La Jolla Shores Boat Launch

A couple hundred yards north of the boat launch, body surfers, boogie-boarders, and surfers will find wave action during every season.

La Jolla Shores Beach, Boat Launch, View South


For swimmers, La Jolla Cove is tops! From the grassy knoll or a convenient bench, you can watch competitive athletes train as they swim to the buoys and back.

La Jolla Cove Beach


La Jolla Cove is also favored by snorkelers and SCUBA divers because the beach entry provides access to the rich diversity of reefs, kelp forest and sea caves. The sea life is amazing partly because the ocean waters from La Jolla Cove to La Jolla Shores beach are protected by the San Diego La Jolla Ecological Reserve.

Are you searching for some of Southern California's best coastal views ? Learn about and visit some of the most scenic La Jolla Beaches, coves and parks in southern La Jolla that are off the beaten path.

If this page has tickled your interest in La Jolla, consider a vacation here! Whether you visit a La Jolla beach, or you are looking for fine dining, or art galleries, this town has so much to offer!

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