La Jolla Cove has some of the clearest water
of all San Diego beaches, making it ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.
The gentle lapping waves of La Jolla Cove also make for an enjoyable
day of sunbathing, picnicking, or reading a book.
La Jolla Cove Parking, Lifeguards, Restroom ( La Jolla Map )
Lifeguards are stationed year-round. Scripps
Park has public restrooms and showers. There is no disabled access
at La Jolla Cove because of the steep incline down to the beach.
Sorry surfers, La Jolla Cove is for swimmers and divers only.
La Jolla Cove Directions ( La Jolla Map )
La Jolla Cove is located at 1100 Coast Boulevard. From the north, take I-5 to La Jolla Village Drive, west. Turn left on Torrey Pines Road and follow it to Prospect Street and turn right. Bear right on Coast Boulevard and look for signs. From the south, take I-5 north to Ardath Road, which will turn into Torrey Pines Road. Follow Torrey Pines Road to Prospect Street and turn right. Stay right on Coast Boulevard and look for signs.
La Jolla Cove Snorkeling
La Jolla Cove is — hands-down —
the best location for snorkeling in San Diego. The water is very
calm, suitable for children and beginners. Undersea life is abundant
and very close to shore. For the best experience, arrive early and
find a little nook on the beach to lay your towels and gear. Snorkeling
gear rentals are available on Coast Boulevard and Prospect Street,
a block or two away.
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