La Jolla leopard sharks.

3 Best Spots to Find Leopard Sharks in La Jolla

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The best way to swim with sharks in La Jolla is by snorkeling out to their favorite spots. During the summer season, the leopard shark population along the San Diego coastline explodes. Unlike huge tiger sharks, the beautiful leopard sharks are only a few feet long and typically harmless. Thousands of these beautiful creatures arrive, many females and ready to give birth. Nutrient-rich kelp forests and diverse reefs provide a fantastic food supply. The warm, protected waters of the La Jolla inlet are usually quite calm, so ideal for pupping and as a nursery. Often found in less than ten feet of water, this harmless species is easy to view from the ocean’s surface. Here we list the top sites to locate La Jolla leopard sharks and what to look for in each area.

#1 Marine Room Beach

Leopard sharks in La Jolla.

The best spot to find the La Jolla leopard sharks is from the Marine Room beach. This site, in a secluded strip of the ocean, is about a mile south of Scripps Pier on the east end of the marine park. Once you