The Children's Pool (850 Coast Boulevard), also known as
the Casa, is a small beach partially protected by a seawall.
The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but
sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall. This is a very picturesque beach
with a panoramic view. During much of the year, seals and sea lions are present on or near the
beach and a reserve for these marine mammals, called Seal Rock, is just offshore.
The Children's Pool, is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla.
Grassy park areas can be found a short distance to the north and south. Several small beaches are nearby including Wipeout Beach to the south and Shell Beach to the north.
This is a popular beach for scuba divers because of the reefs just offshore. These same reefs can create
very strong currents and other hazards, particularly in high surf conditions.
Seals and sea lions are often found on or near the beach at the Children's Pool during Fall, Winter, and Spring.
They are wild animals you can watch, but may not disturb.
The waters off this beach are reserved for swimming and diving only.
This is an excellent beach for scuba diving when surf conditions are low.
Telephone the lifeguard beach information line (221-8884) before coming to
the beach and always check with lifeguards before diving.
Restrooms and Showers:
A public restroom with showers is located beneath the lifeguard station.
Call San Diego Transit at (619) 233-3004 for buses that serve this beach.
There is very limited on-street parking at La Jolla Cove.
Onstreet 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.