La Jolla Cove
When it comes to outdoor fun, there’s not much that can compare to San Diego. Located just north of downtown SD, you’ll find the beautiful beach destination of La Jolla Cove San Diego. This small beach might not be as big as other nearby beaches, but what it lacks in size it makes up with stunning views. In fact, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in San Diego and the Southern California area.
Since the La Jolla Cove is located within the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, it means that the marine life in the area is plentiful. This is one of the reasons why snorkeling in the cove is a popular option. At this underwater park you’ll see wildlife such as seals, baitfish, orange garibaldi, barracuda, and the giant sea bass. During the summer, it will be warm enough to go snorkeling without any wetsuit. If you come later in the year, wetsuits are available to rent at nearby shops. Stand up paddle boards and kayaking are also great options. Kayaking tours are also available which provide opportunities to learn more about the La Jolla Underwater Park. Kayak tour companies include La Jolla Kayak, La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks and Everyday California.
La Jolla Cove is also great place to simply lie out on the sand, soak up the sun and cool off in the water. If you enjoy open water swimming, take note of the buoys that are strategically placed as distance markers. At the cove, there is a buoy located ¼ mile out and at ½ mile out. Due to the small surf that occurs during the summer months, La Jolla Cove is a great destination for simmers, snorkelers and scuba divers with water visibility sometimes exceeding 30 feet. This summer, see what La Jolla Cove has to offer and visit today!