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La Jolla Cove

News | 16th Jun 2012

The Most Photographed Beach in San Diego

If you decide to visit La Jolla Village in San Diego, a must-see attraction is La Jolla Cove. La Jolla Cove is a hidden gem of a beach located near La Jolla Village that features a beautiful cove and a great deal of underwater marine life, because it is located within the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park, an ecologically protected marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean.

La Jolla Cove’s beauty, the curves of the beach and the cliffs, make it a destination point for photographers. It’s no wonder it has the reputation of being the most photographed beach in San Diego.

If you visit La Jolla Cove, do not forget to bring your camera because you will want to capture some of the beauty that is on display here. This beauty includes the cliffs and cove, as well as the extensive and colorful marine life.

Bustling Marine Life

La Jolla Cove is both a cove and small beach in San Diego, near La Jolla Village. It’s a small, protected beach with garibaldi, yellowtail, rays and sometimes even leopard sharks swimming in the waters. The garibaldi is a protected fish, as it is the state fish of California.

Because La Jolla Cove is ecologically protected, given that it is located within the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park, items such as surfboards, boogie boards and other flotation devices are not allowed to be used within the boundaries of the marine park. It is also forbidden to fish here, or collect marine invertebrates, including dead fish or sea shells, because of the proximity to the Ecological Preserve.

The beach itself is rather small, but Scripps Park is located nearby with plenty of grassy areas to spread out in.

Recreational Activities in La Jolla Cove

Swimming and diving in La Jolla Cove is allowed, and the life guard station is staffed year round from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. La Jolla Cove is known for some of San Diego’s best snorkling, kayaking and diving, and the water visibility in La Jolla Cove can sometimes exceed a depth of 30 feet.

La Jolla is also home to the annual La Jolla Cove Rough Water swim, which is one of the oldest ocean swims in the world.

There are some guidelines to visiting the beach at La Jolla Cove. Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted on the beach. There is also no overnight camping along the beach at La Jolla Cove, and smoking at both the beach and Scripps Park is also prohibited. Dogs are also not allowed to visit the La Jolla Cove.

Visiting La Jolla Cove

There are a few paid parking lots located fairly near La Jolla Cove. There is also street parking, but not much, so it is best to visit early if you are hoping to snag a spot on the street.

La Jolla Cove has several amenities, including restrooms and showers for beach goers.

La Jolla Cove is located at 1100 Coast Blvd at Girard Ave in La Jolla, California.

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