Showcasing the Best Beaches of La Jolla

Today I would like to showcase a few of the best beaches of La Jolla in the hope that the beauty and wonder will encourage others to visit San Diego and experience the loveliness first hand.

 La Jolla is a seaside community situated on top of towering cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean located 20 minutes north of Downtown San Diego.

Outside La Jolla Cove rocks ocean

Best Beaches of La Jolla

I will be concentrating on The Best:

  • Family
  • Picnic
  • Hiking
  • Marine Life Experience
  • Surfing
  • Diving/Snorkeling
  • Tidepool Adventure
  • Swimming/Kayaking/Paddleboarding
  •  Hidden Gem
Scripps Beach La Jolla bluffs sand ocean
Scripps Beach is north of La Jolla Shores, looking toward Black’s Beach.

First off, La Jolla hosts several marine protected environments to encounter and explore which include-

  • Mesa Top
  • Coastal Canyons and Bluffs
  • Sandy Beach
  • Rocky Intertidal
  • Submerged Coastal Plain
  • Deep Submarine Canyon
Best Beaches La Jolla
Credit-CA Fish and Wildlife

Of particular note, the marine protected areas begin at Torrey Pines State Beach and end at the La Jolla Cove.

The La Jolla Underwater Ecological Reserve starts at the La Jolla Cove and stops halfway at La Jolla Shores Beach (see map above).

 La Jolla, California- The Jewel City

Sunset Downtown La Jolla
Downtown La Jolla- looking toward the La Jolla Cove.

To say that La Jolla is one of a kind or is breathtakingly beautiful would be a gross understatement.

How about awe-inspiring, magnificent, astonishing, and thrilling or gorgeous, energizing, and magical?

All of these words still can not sum up how you feel when you are here. You need to experience this place in person to comprehend, but I will try my best.

Sunset La Jolla Shores Beach 3 people ocean
La Jolla Shores with Downtown La Jolla in the background.

How Do You Pronounce La Jolla?

First off, let us get the pronunciation of La Jolla out of the way- LA HOYA, the double L’s are silent.

Ok, that was easy, right?

It is believed to be Spanish meaning “The Jewel,” hence the nickname The Jewel City.

Where is La Jolla Located?

La Jolla Google Map

Bordering Del Mar to the north and Pacific Beach to the south, La Jolla occupies 7 miles of rugged coastline and boasts some of the best views if not beaches in all of San Diego.

La Jolla Cove Best Beaches of La Jolla
La Jolla Cove-looking toward Torrey Pines State Beach in the far background.

As we go forward, please click on the appropriate underlined links to get more ‘in-depth’ information. Also, click on each photo to see a larger version.

Are you ready?


Best Family Beach

Best Beaches of La Jolla

Best Beaches La Jolla Shores Beach

La Jolla Shores Beach

 Calle Frescota & Camino Del Oro

I would like to start my list with one of the most popular beaches in La Jolla. There is so much to do here that it is not a surprise that I have listed this beach as the first entry.

What Make’s La Jolla Shores So Unique?

Underwater topography Map of La Jolla Shores
Underwater topography Map of La Jolla Shores

Right offshore of La Jolla Shores beach is a very deep underwater trench-The La Jolla Submarine Canyon.

The ocean bottom here slopes and suddenly drops 500 feet and reaches down to 600 feet within the park. That is a huge drop!

Because of this trench as well as other offshore reefs, the tidal swells slow down considerably.

La Jolla Shores Beach Kayaking Paddleboarding

Because of this, the waves are gentle and forgiving, which makes for great swimming as well as other water sports, such as, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding and of course learning how to surf.

Do You Like to Walk as a Family?

Here you have an extensive sandy shore where you can walk for miles north on a low tide. In fact, Black’s Beach is just a three-mile hike or else only 5.4 miles to Torrey Pines State Beach!

La Jolla Shores Best Beaches of La Jolla

How about a short 10-minute walk to the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier?

There are many sea creatures to check out on the cement pilings as well as excellent photographic opportunities at the pier.

Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier

Gooseneck Barnacles on Scripps Pier
Gooseneck Barnacles

A Playground and Picnic Area

La Jolla Shores Playground
JJ the Baby Gray Whale is a children’s favorite here at La Jolla Shores Beach.

 Another enjoyable aspect is the large children’s playground. I can not tell you how many times I have brought my kids here for a picnic and how much fun they all had at this playground!

La Jolla Shores Playground

To sum it up, La Jolla Shores has everything that you would need for an outstanding Family Friendly beach experience.

La Jolla Shores Kellogg Park

There are several lifeguard towers, two sets of restrooms, showers, playground, water sports rentals, picnic areas and finally a large parking lot.

Word to the wise though, come early, or you will have to look for parking in the residential neighborhoods.


Best Family Beach #2

Best Beaches of La Jolla

Torrey Pines State Reserve Sign

Torrey Pines State Beach

12600 N Torrey Pines Rd

Another fantastic Family Beach is Torrey Pines State Beach. Here is where my husband and I would bring our children when they were small.

We would pack up the baby playpen, umbrella, towels, food and we were all set for a fantastic day at the beach!

The views here are incredible, especially the towering 300 feet sandstone cliffs. There is something to be said about how small you feel standing next to these giants!

Torrey Pines State Beach Bluffs

Torrey Pines State Beach Panoramic Photo

Torrey Pines State Beach Beachcomber Showcase

Do You Like to Walk as a Family?

Torrey Pines State Beach is an excellent place to go “Beachcombing”  In the photo above is the display case showing objects and creatures found by fellow beachcombers.

I wonder if anyone ever saw my husbands’ wedding band that he lost here while in the water 22 years ago?

As stated previously, Torrey Pines State Beach during low tide is a fabulous location to take a very long beach walk. In fact, as previously mentioned above it would be 5.4 miles from here to Scripps Pier at La Jolla Shores Beach!

Flat Rock Beach Beach Beaches of La Jolla
Making our way toward Flat Rock Beach.
Blacks Beach Best Beaches of La Jolla
Here we have the view once around the Flat Rock, looking towards Black’s Beach. Do you notice La Jolla in the background?

Los Penasquitos Lagoon

Los Penasquitos Lagoon
Beginning of the Marsh Trail.

I would also like to comment that there is a trail that goes across the street over to the Los Penasquitos Lagoon.  The Marsh Trail makes its way along the southwestern part of the lagoon and marshland shore for about 3 miles.

Los Penasquitos Lagoon is a prime spot for the serious birdwatcher.

For more information, please click here.

Family Fun At Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Beach on street parking

Torrey Pines State Beach has two parking lots as well as a few spaces along the road leading up to the park entrance.

In summary, Torrey Pines State Beach is one of the best family beaches in La Jolla, or in all of San Diego if I had my say.

There are many lifeguard towers, restrooms, a picnic area set up in both parking lots, showers, sinks and even the option of hiking up top at the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, but more on that later.


Best Picnic Spot

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Calumet Park Beach Best Beaches of La Jolla

Calumet Park Beach

 5445 Calumet Ave

I thought that I had a pretty good idea of all the ‘secret’ beach locations in San Diego, but when I came here, I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.

You see, it is important to realize that an opened area with green grass in a residential area overlooking the Ocean is not something you see every day in San Diego.

What an excellent spot to have a picnic! It is as if you are at the beach, but without the sand!

Calumet Park Beach is a city park which overlooks a famous surf break-Rock Pile. There is a dirt path at the north end of the park that will take you down to the rocky beach.

Rock and Roll Stones

It also a great place to come on a low or negative tide as there is not much beach at all, mostly all large to medium size stones.

The music that these stones make with each wave is another reason to check this place out! The only way I can think of describing the sound is eerily beautiful.

Have a listen to the video for yourself below!

Calumet Park Beach south

Calumet Park Beach bluffs waves ocean surfer

Look at these views!

Calumet Park Beach Ocean View

Calumet Park Beach bluffs Ocean South

Whether you come here to eat a picnic or to check out the shore at low tide, or maybe just to watch the surfers way out in the water, you will always have a fantastic time.

I felt like a little kid at Christmas the first time I came here. I have always known that central La Jolla had stellar views but also enormous crowds.

Here at the Calmut Park Beach, you can have the views virtually to yourself! Please use caution when standing on or near the bluff as it is very unstable.

Seeing that this park is in a residential area, parking is limited, and there are no restrooms.


Best Picnic Spot #2

Best Beaches Of La Jolla

La Jolla Strand Beach

La Jolla Strand Beach

 Kolmar St & Neptune Pl

Here is another beach that not many know about as it is rarely crowded! Shhh! The La Jolla Strand Beach is found right near the La Jolla Hyatt Regency and is a little piece of heaven.

White sandy beaches with tide pools to both the north and south, there is much to see here.

La Jolla Strand Beach is unique in that you can shelter between the tidal shelf rocks on shore and pretend no one else is around.

Tidal Shelves La Jolla Strand Beach

 The surf at the La Jolla Strand Beach breaks right on the shore.   I find it thrilling to sit and watch the waves crash into the sand.

Big Splash!

Wave crashing woman rock La Jolla Strand Beach

For instance, you can feel the vibrations of the sounds of the waves crashing resonating in your body!

Additionally, I like how sometimes my mind plays tricks on me, and I sense the wave’s vibrations before it even hits the shore.

Have a listen for yourself!

Bench above La Jolla Strand Beach

Stairwell down Bench above La Jolla Strand Beach

La Jolla Strand Best Beaches of La Jolla

La Jolla Strand Beach is in a residential neighborhood, so parking is limited and again no restrooms.


Best Hiking Beach

Best Beaches of La Jolla

Los Penasquitos Lagoon Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

12600 N Torrey Pines Rd

If you are in the mood to hike on a Mesa top with an ocean view, well look no further than Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is an example of how Southern California used to look like in the past. There has been no development on this site, ever.

Home to one of the rarest pine trees in the nation, the Torrey Pine, this Reserve has several trails to choose from as well as a visitor center with copious amounts of information on the area.

 Naturalist-led tours are available each weekend.  For more information,  please click on the link above.

Road up to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Making our way up the hill to the trailhead and the Visitor’s Center.


Los Penasquitos Lagoon

Torrey Pine Trees on Bluffs
Torrey Pine Trees on the cliff.
Razor Point Trail Panoramic tree shrubs ocean
Here is a view from the Razor Point/Beach Trail.

Flat Rock Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is my number one recommendation for beachside hiking. The views and the terrain are just out of this world.

You must come here and experience it for yourself!


Best Marine Life Experience

Best Beaches of La Jolla

Children's Pool many Harbor seals rocks

The La Jolla Children’s Pool Beach

 Jenner St & Coast Blvd

Now how often do you get to see California sea lion or a Harbor Seal up close? When I say up close, I mean more like 30 feet away at least.

Children's Pool Best Beaches of La Jolla

Anyone caught bothering them or trying to scare them back into the water will be fined $500.

Pacific Harbor seal
Harbor Seal, La Jolla

These marine mammals are seen off the coast of La Jolla with much frequency and love to hang out here at the Children’s Pool or on the big rock-Seal Rock just outside of the Children’s Pool.

Western View La Jolla Children's Pool

Ideally, this spot was a perfect place for children to swim because the seawall shelters the area.  But there is a problem with water pollution due to these animals, so it is not recommended to swim here.

Though that doesn’t seem to stop some from doing just that; nevertheless, I for one would not.

Children's Pool La Jolla

Children's Pool Seal Pup Count Chart

A great time to visit is during the Spring when the babies are born.

Children's Pool La Jolla
Seal Rock is just outside of the Children’s Pool.

California sea lion Steller sea lion

Pinniped Chart
A little insight on how to tell the difference between seals and sea lions.

Best Surfing Beach

Best Beaches of La Jolla

Black's Beach Best Beaches of La Jolla

Black’s Beach

2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr

 Black’s Beach has some of the best surfing in all of Southern California making it one of the best beaches of La Jolla. I have yet to go, but I will soon.

Another exciting feature I would like to add is that it is also an optional clothing beach.

Nude surfing anyone?

Black’s Beach is a half-mile stretch of beach known for it powerful and consistent waves because the La Jolla Submarine Canyon funnels the swells straight into this beach.

Black's Beach Beaches of La Jolla

The underwater canyons increase the power of the waves and in turn creates terrible rip currents. These waves are definitely for the advanced surfer.

No Direct Route Here

Black’s Beach is a pretty hard location to get to as there is no direct route. There is a dirt path behind the Torrey Pines Gliderport, and I have linked the address above.

The trail is very steep, so I do not recommend this way if you are not up to it, especially holding a surfboard!

Gliderport Trail Black's Beach
Gliderport Trail connects to Black’s Beach.

I would advise starting out at La Jolla Shores and walk three miles (on low tide). Or you could start at Torrey Pines State Beach as well and walk only two miles.

There are no restrooms or showers here, and lifeguards patrol randomly throughout the day.

Video Credit- JacuzziSurfer


 #2 Best Surfing Beach

Best Beaches of La Jolla

 

Tidal shelf beach surfer ocean

Windansea Beach

 Neptune Pl & Nautilus St

Windansea Beach is another extremely famous surfing beach in San Diego and the west coast in fact.

The surf is considered to be a moderate to a severe shore break due to the steep beaches which result in the hard-hitting waves right on the shoreline. Because of this, it is recommended to surf during low tide when the waves are a little farther out.

Windansea Beach is suggested to be for advanced wave riders only as there have been many serious accidents that have taken place here in the past.

The Surf Shack

Windansea Surf Shack

The palm covered wooden shack (The Surf Shack)- was first built in 1946 by three famous surfers-Woody Ekstrom, Fred Kenyon, and Don Okey.

It was knocked down by large waves and a high tide on Dec. 24, 2015, but was eventually rebuilt by locals in June 2016.

The Surf Shack by Windansea Beach was further named a historical landmark by the San Diego Historical Resource Board on May 27, 1998.

Windansea Beach Best Beaches of La Jolla

Fun Fact- Windansea Beach was the inspiration for the many “Beach Films” of the 1960’s

Windansea Beach Best Beaches of La Jolla

Windnsea Beach La Jolla

Windansea Beach La Jolla

Parking might be a problem here as there are only a few designated parking spaces for the beach in this residential area.  Furthermore, there is no restroom or shower at this location.


Best Diving/Snorkeling Beach

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La Jolla Cove Best beaches of La Jolla

La Jolla Cove Beach

 1160 Coast Blvd, La Jolla

There is one sure winner for the best diving/snorkeling spot, and that would be the La Jolla Cove!

Look at this place!

La Jolla Cove Clear Waters

 A tiny white-sand beach positioned between sandstone cliffs is the gorgeous background you will experience while swimming in the clear blue-green waters. Visibility here can sometimes be more than 30 feet!

La Jolla Cove

As stated earlier, the La Jolla Cove is part of the La Jolla Ecological Reserve, so everything here is protected. Nothing is to be touched or taken. Also stay away from any seal or sea lions as they may bite if frightened.

The diversity seen here is incredible. You can stay in the cove and experience the underwater sandy shore and rocky intertidal or swim out a bit and discover the Giant Kelp Forest!

I do not have an underwater camera, yet, but I found this lovely video that high lights this location. I am sure you will enjoy!

Video Credit- Jamie Norcutt

La Jolla Cove Best Beaches of La Jolla
Springtime is the best time in La Jolla, California.

Best Tide Pool Beach

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La Jolla Cove Clear Waters

Bird Rock Beach

 Dolphin Pl & Bird Rock Ave

Bird Rock Beach is a tidepool dream come true on a Spring Tide (one of the lowest tides of the year!)

Unknown to many, it remains a terrific secret and is not easily assessable to the general public, unless you have directions, that is.

Bird Rock is the go-to place to experience tidepools at their best! In fact, this is the number one place that college professors bring their students to identify rocky intertidal specimens.

I am going to present to you two videos, with the first one being the one that I took on a low tide of around 1ft and the second is the effects of a Spring Tide of -1.9ft.

 Do you notice how utterly transformed the shoreline looks when the water is pulled away with such a negative tide?

Tide pool creatures are genuinely the most adaptable creatures in the world, don’t you think?

 

Video Credit- James Weaver

Bird Rock La Jolla

Bird Rock Best Beaches of La Jolla

Bird Rock La Jolla

Bird Rock Beach

Tidepool Specimens

Creatures that you might encounter here include-

  • sea anemones
  • hermit crabs
  • mussels
  • barnacles
  • sea hares
  • octopi
  • limpets
  • sea stars
  • brittle stars

I have made available to you this printable list of possible tidepool specimens to help identify flora and fauna the next time you are in the tide pools. (Courtesy of the Cabrillo National Monument).

And if you are coming for the tide pools, make sure it is sometime in the winter because that is when the lowest tides occur.

Bird Rock Beach is located in a residential neighborhood so parking can be a problem. I always suggest avoiding crowds.  In the early morning or the late afternoon is your best bet.

Again, no restrooms available here.


Best Swimming/Kayaking/Paddleboarding Beach

Best Beaches of La Jolla

La Jolla Shores Beach Surfing Mural

La Jolla Shores

Calle Frescota & Camino Del Oro

Well, what makes for a good swimming/ kayaking /paddleboarding beach?

First off you need a beach that is easy to enter the water and where there is not that much tidal action.

Do you happen to recall reading about such a place? Why yes, good old La Jolla Shores Beach.

Do you also recall that I previously mentioned that there is a vast underwater trench offshore of here? And that said trench is the reason that the waters are relatively calm?

La Jolla Shores snorkelers

Kayaks La Jolla Shores Beach

Many companies rent out kayaks and paddleboards just up the street from the beach.

Sunny Jim Cave La Jolla
A bunch of kayakers- looking inside the Sunny Jim Cave.

One of the benefits of kayaking in La Jolla is the caves.

La Jolla Shores is a Great Beach!

Well, as you can see, there are endless amounts of activities to do at La Jolla Shores Beach, making it indeed one of the best beaches of La Jolla!

La Jolla Shores Beach

Be it swimming, diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, boogie boarding, or surfing near the pier.

Oh did I mention underwater photography too?  Seriously, you must come to this beach and experience what it is like!

 


Best Hidden Gem Beach

Best Beaches Of La Jolla
Camino de la Costa Beach Access La Jolla

Camino de la Costa Beach Access

5990 Camino De La Costa

Driving up to Camino de la Costa Beach Access, I  had no idea what I was in store for or what I was about to discover.

After parking in the residential neighborhood, I proceeded to the stairway and immediately noticed that this beach was made up entirely of medium to large stones with a tiny bit on sandy shore on the south side.

Camino de la Costa Beach Access

I have to say that when I turned my head to the left ar the stairway, I was taken aback by what I saw.

Million dollar views!

Camino de la Costa Beach Access south view

Camino de la Costa Beach Access surfer
Here is the spot where the surfers enter the water.

ocean waves Camino de la Costa Beach Access

Sandy spot Camino de la Costa Beach Access

Here is the only little bit of beach.

Mind you; it was low tide so I can only imagine that the water most likely covers the whole area during the high tide.

Rocky bluffs Camino de la Costa Beach Access

I am so thrilled that I found this spot. Next time that I visit, I plan on sitting on a rock ledge and gaze out onto the horizon. Hopefully waiting to see if some whales or dolphins pass by the shore.

Camino de la Costa Beach Access Stairwell

Just one more look before I say goodbye.

Camino de la Costa Beach Access Stairs

 


End of the List

I hope you enjoyed my picks for the best beaches of La Jolla.  As you can see La Jolla is a pretty spectacular place to visit.

Please check back soon as I will be making a comprehensive list of touring companies as well as hotel and motel deals!

I would like to leave you with a few Honorable Mention Photos of other great beaches in La Jolla because I felt these other four needed to be seen and appreciated.

Until next time!


Best Beaches of La Jolla Honorable Mention

Hospital Beach Best Beaches of La Jolla

Hospital Beach– 445 Coast Blvd

Hospital Beach is another La Jolla beach that is in a residential neighborhood that is a favorite of photographers and scuba divers.

Marine Street Beach Best Beaches of La Jolla

Marine Street Beach– Marine St & Vista Del Mar Ave

Do you like to boogie board? Here at Marine Street Beach, the waves crash extremely hard onto the shore

.Really, the waves here have the nickname “The Whomp.”

Whispering Sands Beach Tidal shelf surfer in wave

Whispering Sands Beach- 202 Coast Blvd

Whispering Sands Beach is another fabulous spot to photograph as well as checking out tide pools!

Scripps Beach Best Beaches of La Jolla

Scripps Beach El Paseo Grande & La Jolla Shores Dr

Scripps Beach is north of the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. If you keep walking north, you will find “Dike Rock” which is a beautiful place to look at the tide pools.

In this area, you are allowed to surf as well.

Black’s Beach is about 2 miles from here.


Brown Pelicans Best Beaches of La Jolla


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I have always had a deep-seated passion for the Ocean Environment which ultimately led me to receive a degree in Marine Biology. Living in the San Diego area for over 30 years, I have extensively explored the 70 miles of San Diego’s coastline, and I am here to share! Please use my website to your advantage and have a look around at all the wonders that the beaches of San Diego can offer you!

28 Replies to “Showcasing the Best Beaches of La Jolla”

  1. My gosh, I didn’t realize there were so many beaches in La Jolla to see! I’ve always wanted to visit here and now have an even better reason. Awesome information to bookmark on my trip to California.

    Thanks!

  2. Hello,
    Thanks for the excellent information about Best Beaches of La Jolla. I was not in San Diego, and I do not know about these beaches, but now I know a lot more about them. The beaches are wonderful, and I want to visit one day San Diego and all these beaches Beautiful post.
    Best regards.

  3. Wow! What a fantastic variety of beaches to choose from. They all look fantastic! What if any restrictions are placed on camping?
    And if allowed, what are the campsites like?

    1. Hi Brad! Yes, La Jolla Beaches are fantastic, but no camping at any of them. There is coastal camping up north in San Elijo, Carlsbad, and San Onofre. Down south there is camping at Silver Strand Beach. In fact, I think I will make a reference page with all the addresses. Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

  4. First off, thanks for saying how to pronounce Jolla. I would have said it the way it was spelt. So I would have looked quite silly.

    There’s quite a variety of beaches to explore with my family. It would take quite some time to visit the ones that interests us.

    Do you have any recommendation on where we could stay while in La Jolla?

    Thanks.

    1. HI Owain! I can not tell you how many time I have heard people unfamiliar with the area pronounce La Jolla wrong. I am glad that I can be of some help. Thank you for asking about the hotels, as I need to make a list of possible deals around the area… I did a quick search for you, looking for the more economical prices. La Jolla is unique, especially as a family outing! I hope you all can make it down here. Thank you for commenting! http://bit.ly/2IcB3fZ

  5. I and my better half are thinking of doing a little traveling, and some of these have made our list of places to visit. She loves the beach. I’m not always the biggest fan, but some of these have me excited about getting some sand between my toes.

    1. Hi Jean! Thank you for taking the time to comment. The beauty of La Jolla is that you do not necessarily have to go to the beach to enjoy yourself. But I have to say, it is very therapeutic to have your feet in the sand! Please have a look around, as there are many great beaches to visit in San Diego! Thanks again!

  6. These pictures are beautiful! I’m from Puerto Rico, so when I moved the Chicago, I definitely missed being next to water all the time. Would you consider these beaches accessible to people in wheelchairs? I know some beaches have accessible docks or paths that people in wheelchairs can use to get around. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Wow! I’ve been to La Jolla, but I didn’t visit the beaches there. Now you make me want to go back. Look at all of the blue skies and interesting sea creatures! Maybe I can bring my metal detector and find your husband’s ring. 🙂

    I have been hiking through Torrey Pines, and that was stunning! I loved that so much. Thank you for sending me down memory lane and for giving me the motivation to get back to the San Diego area. 🙂

    1. Hi Christina! Thank you so much for your comment! Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is just incredible; I can not say enough about it. If you do happen to find my husbands ring, it is just a plain gold band, and you know how to find me 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by the website!

  8. Wow, these beaches are beautiful! I have never been to La Jolla. I have been to Northern California, but not southern. I loved the descriptions, photos, and videos you had for the beaches. I love being near the water because it is very calming. Maybe one day I will visit La Jolla. Love your website!

    1. Hi Marylou! As Northern California is beautiful as well, I will always be partial to Southern California.
      I love being by the water too, in fact even writing about the ocean seems to calm me. Thank you so much for visiting, and please stop by again!

  9. True story. Although I am from the Midwest, I’ve had a special affinity for La-Jolla, CA because I grew up on La-Jolla Drive. Back in 1993, at 20 yrs old, I finally had a chance to visit the real La-Jolla and have been coming back every year since.

  10. OMG, can I please go on vacation to a beach now. I live near Clearwater beach, and I love the beach. Your pictures are beautiful, and you make me want to be there. Please keep sharing with us.

    1. Thank you for the comment, Jackie! It is so beautiful in La Jolla, and I sure hope that you will be able to visit sometime soon in the future. We are not as hot and muggy over here as in Clearwater. The water is not as warm, but there sure is a lot to see and do here. Thanks again for visiting!

  11. I have only ever been to La Jolla Shores Beach and loved it. But I sure would love to visit La Jolla Cove! The whole area is beautiful, and we have been a couple of times. You have just enticed me to want another visit. I am a true beach bum, and the ocean calls me. Great information on the different beaches here. Loved it!

    1. La Jolla is one of a kind isn’t? The photo opportunities are endless. I am so glad that you enjoyed the information! I wish I could go there every day too. Do try and come in Spring as the flowers next to the Ocean are just stunning! Thank you 🙂

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