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La Jolla Cove

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. It is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla, but retains a character all it's own.

The north facing La Jolla Cove has unusually coarse sand.
Grassy Scripps Park is immediately adjacent and an excellent area for picnicking. Water visibility at the Cove can sometimes exceed 30 feet, making it a popular location for scuba divers and snorklers.

La Jolla Cove lies within the San Diego La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve, which helps to ensure that marine life remains plentiful.
This is a look but don't touch area and the possession of game is unlawful.

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This is an excellent beach for scuba diving when surf conditions are low. The waters off this beach are reserved for swimming and diving only.
A public restroom building with showers can be found in Scripps Park beside La Jolla Cove.

Public Transit:
Call San Diego Transit at (619) 233-3004 for buses that serve this beach.

Parking:
There is no public parking lot for La Jolla Cove. On-street parking can be difficult to find, particularly in summer.
It is limited to three hours at a time on weekdays and unlimited on weekends, but check the signs for any restrictions.
Paid parking is available in downtown La Jolla at several locations and is a short walk from the beach.

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