What? : Long sandy
beaches as well as small ocean rocky coves, marine nature reserves, surfing and
kayaking activities, fine food, luxury boutiques and stores, and spectacular
panoramic views of the ocean blend together into one of the most beautiful
places to visit and explore in the San Diego area.
A perfect destination
“town” in southern California.
Where? : The town of La
Jolla (part of San Diego) is located about 12 miles north of downtown San Diego
on the ocean coastline.
Due note: We did not
plan our visit ahead of time, so we did not made any reservation for local
kayaking and snorkeling activity at the marine nature reserves (La Jolla
Underwater Park), looks like fun activity to do.
My thoughts: A Day visit is
highly recommended, no doubt that La Jolla is one of the most beautiful coastal
“towns” destination in California.
There are many things
to do and see here so if you are coming for one day try to plan your visit in
The town is
spread south to north over 7 miles of coastline, which includes the long and
sandy beach in the north (La Jolla Shores) as well as the rocky hill area in
the south (Village of La Jolla), you can also find in the southern area small
located on the hill, and it has a lots of restaurants, shops, and art
there are numerous bays, small parks, and low tide along the coast near the village.
There is a walking trail along the ocean line near the city as well as extension that goes north through
the cliff section (Coast Walk Trail), above the ocean park below (La Jolla
As you walk
here you can enjoy the view of Sea Lions flocks resting on the shore, many cormorants
and pelicans and the ocean views.
and kayakers are heading to the rocky section of the beach, there at the marine
nature reserve you can see the corals, fishes and other marine animals, a prime
You can have an
organized kayak trips from the north coast, pedal south and do snorkeling in
the marine nature reserve. There are many companies that are renting kayaks, surfboard,
or stand-up paddle boarding as well as snorkeling gear.
You can rent
and set your one trip, or you have the option to join an organized kayak activity
with a guide, looks like a fun activity.
was a perfect day for such activity, but we did not have the time to do this,
probably next time.
We walked from
the northern part of the long sandy beach (near the pier) to the village at the
hill at the south. Walking from the beach up the road to the village section is
boring, you need to walk on the main road. Unfortunately, there is no trail
that connects the two parts of the city.
Additional things to do and see in
- Children's Pool
- La Jolla Tide
- Birch Aquarium
at Scripps Institution of Oceanography