Known as “The Jewel” of San Diego. La Jolla features luxury homes, fine dining and upscale shopping. But the real jewels in La Jolla are the beaches, which are freely available for visitors and locals alike. The La Jolla coastline varies dramatically – from 300-foot sea cliffs, to rocky reefs, to golden sand coves, exploring La Jolla’s beaches is an exhilarating and inspiring experience.
One of the best beaches in San Diego is La Jolla Shores. The sandy beach is approximately one mile long. In the summer, waves at this beach are usually the most gentle of all San Diego beaches. Guided kayak tours are offered from around La Jolla Shores, for an up-close and personal experience with marine life and a view of the caves and rugged coastline.
La Jolla Cove is, hands down, the best place for snorkeling in San Diego. Book a guided tour or rent gear on your own. A good point of entry to the cove is next to the restrooms at Scripps Park.
Topnotch golf courses, art galleries and seals share the dramatic oceanside landscape of La Jolla. The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the family-friendly Birch Aquarium and the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse deliver breaks from the sun.