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La Jolla San Diego

A shiny gem of San Diego, the La Jolla area is a picture-perfect post card with numerous beaches along over seven miles of coast against an array of rolling hills known as Mount Soledad.

La Jolla is only a mere 15 minutes from the downtown district of San Diego. Along with breathtaking scenery, the area also offers many fine restaurants, art galleries, hotels and resorts, and many other attractions such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The Birch Aquarium is also a part of La Jolla, giving you the opportunity to enter the exhilarating world of sharks, living coral reefs, and many other undersea creatures. This aquarium features the mysteries of the ocean and what actually lives there.

The shoreline of La Jolla consists of rocky headlands separated by immaculate coves and sandy beaches. All along the beach, you can find many different hotels and resorts, designed to make your stay a little bit better.

The North Pacific Beach reaches to La Jolla, coming from the Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. If you head north of this area, you'll soon be walking on the beaches of La Jolla.

By heading to the south end of the La Jolla shoreline, you'll end up on Windandsea Beach. Windandsea Beach has long has come to be known as a surfer’s paradise, although the steep beaches and rocky cliffs can be very dangerous if you aren't aware of them.

Close to downtown La Jolla, there is an area known as Casa, which used to be a children's pool. Nowadays, the area has been overrun by seals and sealions. Although children can't swim here anymore, it's a wonderful pastime to lay on the beach and watch them play.

Moving along the La Jolla shoreline, you'll discover the tide pools. These pools are nice to look at, although you shouldn't touch them. You should visit during low tide and be sure to wear rubber soled shoes, as they can get quite slippery.

The cove in La Jolla is very picturesque, although one of the smaller beaches in San Diego. There are sandstone cliffs on both sides of the cove. This helps to add a secluded feel to the cove.

Within La Jolla, the Shores Beach is the widest and longest beach. Looking off to the distance on the beach, you can see the Scripps Pier. There are also beginner scuba classes held throughout the summer months.

With plenty to show you and your family, the beaches of La Jolla are among the best in San Diego. There's tons to do and see here, from dining to swimming. For a great visit to the beach, La Jolla seems to simplify the best of life in California.


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