La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between sandstone cliffs.
Because of its extraordinary beauty, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California.

La Jolla Cove is also one of San Diego’s most desirable spots for kayaking, snorkeling, and diving. The water is calm and ecologically protected, providing a safe home for marine wildlife. Because the water is protected, surfboards, boogie boards, and other floatation devices are not permitted. The beach itself is small, but nearby Scripps Park offers a nice grassy expanse for spreading out.

Visually, the cove is a breathtakingly gorgeous gem. Somewhat hidden with alluring curves and caves, it is often cited as the most photographed beach in San Diego. This ocean view’s striking beauty simply cannot be overstated.

Parking is available in nearby paid lots. Swimming and scuba diving is allowed. Lifeguards are employed all year round. This beach has bathroom and shower facilities as well as picnic areas.

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