La Jolla Cove and sea cliffs.

La Jolla Cove

Just a few miles north of San Diego is the La Jolla Cove, a small beach at the base of the steep sea cliffs. One of the most picturesque locations in Southern California, the Cove is also one of the busiest. Parking is always difficult.

From the walking paths along the cliffs, visitors can watch dozens of sea lions play in the ocean below. The entire area has excellent photo opportunities and is a great place to watch the sunset.

The sweeping sea cliffs protect the small beach from dangerous ocean surf much of the year. As the westernmost waters of the ecological reserve, this area also has a variety of marine life. As a result, La Jolla Cove often has clear waters that are full of life and fun to explore.

Top 5 Activities At La Jolla Cove

The calmer, more protected waters make the La Jolla Cove one of the top marine recreation areas in San Diego. A famous site for diving, swimming and snorkeling. Below are the 5 most popular activities available at the Cove.

Diving the kelp forest at La Jolla Cove.