Photo(s) of the Week – La Jolla Cove


This is La Jolla! One of my TOP 5 places to live, in the whole, wide, world, if I had the choice.. it is LUSH, gorgeous, unpolluted, offers great water-sports (work on that great tan!) and generally is just really, really cool.

La Jolla Cove (1100 Coast Boulevard) is a very small beach, tucked between adjacent sandstone cliffs. Due to its extraordinary beauty, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California.. I think I may have added to those statistics! It is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla, and is such a spectacular view, you will find people jumping out of cars parked along the road – just to capture the moment on film. My close friend LY who is Malaysian lives in La Jolla with her husband and kids and whenever I stay with her , we will inevitable pass by this way into town. Gorgeous!

DSC06904The north part of La Jolla Cove has rather coarse sand. Grassy Scripps Park is immediately adjacent and an excellent area for picnicking. This place is great for snorkling as well as suba-diving because the water is clear and clean. It is also safe, because lifeguards are staffed daily throughout the year.
My friend keeps telling me that La Jolla Cove is hands-down, the best location for snorkeling in San Diego! The water is very calm, suitable for children and beginners. Undersea life is abundant and very close to shore. People normally find their own nook on the beach and lay their towels and gear. I find that going early ensures you get a good spot. Snorkeling gear rentals are available on Coast Boulevard and Prospect Street, a block or two away.

Just a short swim away to the right of the coast is “Sunny Jim Cave,” a popular destination for tourists. (I stayed away from this!) It is also accessible from a nearby store, which charges a nominal fee to go down a staircase leading to the cave.

However, since La Jolla Cove is within the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park (a marine refuge area), swimming devices such as surfboards, boogie boards, and even inflatable mattresses are not permitted, and this rule is carefully enforced by the lifeguards, specifically in the part of the area defined as the Ecological Reserve, so don’t even think about it!


Also, being a part of the Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, means that this governing body will help ensure that marine life remains plentiful. This is “see no touch” area and the possession of game is unlawful.

Gorgeous, gorgeous pelicans!


A vibrant sun and cool water to snorkel in.


At high tide when Seal Rock is awash, you’ll find the seals hauled out on the small sand beach inside the breakwall at The Children’s Pool. There has been a great deal of debate over the issue of who should have the right use this beach – humans, seals or both!

Looks like me on a hot, summer’s afternoon! Sunbathing!




Time to say bye-bye!

If you had only one choice, where in the world, would u live?

La Jolla Cove,
1100 Coast Boulevard,
La Jolla, CA
Google Maps – La Jolla Cove
32°50’51″N 117°16’41″W


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