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Named for newspaper heiress and early La Jolla resident Ellen Browning Scripps, this community park offers one of the best views along the Southern California coastline. The park overlooks La Jolla Cove where clear Pacific waters crash against the rocky shoreline. Countless tourists and locals flock to this park for daytime picnics on the perfectly manicured lawns surrounded by palm trees. The grounds are also ideal for evening strolls while watching glorious sunsets. For those seeking a glimpse of the local seal population Children's Pool Beach is located at the south end of the park.
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.
One of only two places on the California coast where these gnarled, once nearly extinct specimens grow, visitors will witness more than 3000 Torrey Pines in this untamed 2000-acre (809 hectares) reserve. You will also see cliffs, mesas, canyons, beaches, and wetlands. Discover eight trails ranging from a 20-minute walk to a two-hour hike. Trail maps are available at the Visitor's Lodge, where you'll also find a modest natural history museum complete with a souvenir shop. Despite the shade, it can be hot in the summer, so bring your own water. See website for maps, online resources and more. Open daily from 8a