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La Jolla and La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Community, News | 31st Jul 2012

Scenic Shelter along the Coast

La Jolla Cove is widely regarded as the best spot in the region for such water oriented activities as kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.  The water is especially calm and clear here, and the region receives special protection from anything that might pollute this aquatic treasure.  Among the marine species that frequent the area are yellowtail, garibaldi, leopard sharks, and rays.  The protection level is so high here that no flotation devices are allowed in the water.  That means you will not see any surfboards, kayaks, or even an inner tube.

The beach along the cove is narrow at high tide, but along the bluff above are the grassy lawns of Scripps Park which has some great views of the coast.  The park takes its name from the nearby Scripps Institute, a famed research center for oceanography.  Seen from any angle, the cove is a gorgeous site.  It is considered to be the most photographed beach in the San Diego area,

There are picnic spots and bathrooms with showers along the beach.  Lifeguards are on duty every day throughout the year from 9 a.m. until dusk.  Parking is available in nearby paid lots along with some street parking.  No alcohol or glass containers are allowed.  Smoking is not allowed, nor are dogs before 4 p.m. in winter or 6 p.m. in summer.

Because the water is so calm here, the beach is a favorite among the places to take small children to romp along the shore.  It can be accessed from I-5.  Take the La Jolla Village Drive off ramp west and turn left onto Torrey Pines Road.  The go right on Prospect St. and right again on Bear which will lead to the coast.  Look for signs on where to park.

La Jolla a Beautiful Spot

La Jollais upscale community renown as a destination resort.  It stretches along some seven miles of curving, heavily indented shoreline in northern San Diego County.  In both 2008 and 2009, it recorded the highest average home price in the nation topping over $2.1 million in 2009.  A little over 45,000 people live here year round.  Downtown San Diego lies 12 miles to the south while Orange County begins forty miles north.

The University of California is located in La Jolla.  The Scripps Institute of Oceanography is found here along with the Salk Institute.  La Jolla is also the headquarters of National University.

Torrey Pines State Reserve is found along the northern edge of La Jolla.  The state park contains magnificent beaches along with stands of the rare Torrey Pine that is found only in a few spots in this region.

Mount Soledada rises within the town.  It is crisscrossed by narrow roads that afford access to homes with incredible views.

In addition to La Jolla Cove, there are a dozen other named beaches in town. Wipeout Beach as its name suggests is famous for its surfing.  Black’s Beach is famous for its clothing optional policy, a subject of some dispute in recent years.

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