One of my favorite places to bring family and friends from out of town is La Jolla, by far! Our absolute favorite place to visit in La Jolla is over at the Children’s Pool, otherwise known as Point Mencinger or Casa Beach. We love to see if the La Jolla harbor seals are hauled out on the rocks or the beach.
Did you know that Point Mencinger and the Children’s Pool is a Pacific harbor seal rookery? (A rookery is where the seals mate and raise young.)
Yes, it is!
And just north at Point La Jolla, there is a California sea lion rookery as well! The coastline of La Jolla is magical.
On August 17, my girls and I went on a little pinniped adventure.
Let’s now take a look at what we saw, and as a bonus for you and as well as for me, I have listed several La Jolla harbor seal facts.
The Pacific Harbor Seals of La Jolla
First off, it blows me away that I never knew that the formal name of this area, in La Jolla, is known as Point Mencinger.
Down below is a photo during a King Tide, so the tide was super low.
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!