La Jolla Shores Park, La Jolla

4.6
#2 of 14 in Beaches in San Diego
The mile-long beach of La Jolla Shores Park boasts soft sand and clean blue water. Described by the Orange County Register as "the best beach in the area," this spot is popular with locals and tourists alike. A beach playground and adjacent grassy area keep kids occupied. Watersports enthusiasts can make use of the only beachfront boat launch in San Diego and go kayaking. Swimming, scuba diving, and surfing also are popular activities here. Stay onshore for a game of volleyball or to sunbathe. Keep your eyes open for sea birds and sea lions. To find out how to plan a trip to San Diego, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • My wife loves this beach, but I find it to be pretty average. I no longer swim here since being stung by a sting ray. It is not particularly clean or scenic. Parking can be difficult.  more »
  • Vacation in San Diego wouldn't be complete without a trip to the beach. La Jolla Shores was new to us and it was wonderful. My parents have mobility issues. We found a section near Lifeguard Tower 32 ...  more »
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