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La Jolla Cove is a small beach-like cove surrounded by beautiful cliffs which offer scenic and picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. It is administered by the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve and is a major attraction among swimmers and divers. The Tidepools at La Jolla Cove offer clear waters and perfect conditions for snorkeling, scuba diving and swimming. Ranked among the best San Diego beaches for its clean and clear waters, the La Jolla Cove serves as a perfect place for family picnics and fun outings.
Climb 145 steps down into Sunny Jim Cave, the largest of the grottoes in La Jolla Cove. The area is now run by the Cave Store, which displays historic photographs of La Jolla and offers a small concession where visitors can purchase souvenirs, postcards, and T-shirts. A trip here provides a fascinating glimpse into what lies under, as well as over, the scenic California coastline.
Originally designed as a safe place for children to wade, this pool is now a haven for sunbathing seals. As the seals took over, the spot's popularity increased, bringing in even more children. But nowadays, the children are often only spectators who have come to see the wild sea lions and seal. The man-made cove is also a popular spot for scuba divers. You can venture out across the water walkway, watching seals and humans—both in their shiny black suits and flippers—slip away into the ocean.