A Sun Lover’s Guide to La Jolla

La Jolla is a charming seaside village with astounding beauty that has inspired artists and musicians for decades. From the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean to the award-winning culinary delights, La Jolla shines with sights and attractions in a casual and picturesque environment. Wandering through the quaint village always brings a feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation. If you’re a sun worshiper, La Jolla is a sun-drenched Southern California destination that you’ll never forget. This is a sun lover’s guide to La Jolla.

Tide Pools

La Jolla’s tide pools are among the best in the region because of the pristine and breathtaking 7-mile coastline. The best thing about tide pools is that they are never the same because tides change and sea life moves around from one spot to the next, so tide pools are always full of fascinating surprises. October through March is the best time for tide pools and La Jolla Cove is a favorite spot. Wait for a good minus tide and then walk through the rocky pools to see a variety of crabs and colorful sea anemones.

Waterfront Hotels

Since you’re a sun lover, a waterfront hotel is probably your ideal destination. Fortunately, La Jolla has some fantastic waterfront resorts and hotels, such as Inn by the Sea at La Jolla and La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club Resort. Both places offer fine dining, spas, and beautiful beaches to soak up the Southern California sunshine.


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Beautiful, quiet, and generally isolated, Black’s Beach is one of the region’s best beaches; it’s located just north of Scripps Pier, beneath Torrey Pines Gliderport. You can access it from La Jolla Shores or by walking down the rough cliff path from up above. The north portion of Black’s Beach is clothing-optional. Dogs are not allowed on the area’s beaches during the day, and alcohol, smoking, overnight camping, and bonfires are also strictly prohibited.

Water Sports

La Jolla Cove offers some fabulous scuba diving sites, although you might want to bring or rent a wetsuit because of the cold temperature of the Pacific Ocean. Fortunately, you don’t need a boat to get to the area’s top scuba spot. In La Jolla Cove, you’ll happily enjoy the sight of mysterious leopard sharks and the antics of local sea lions. You can also head out to Point Loma where you can scuba dive to the unique sites of Shipwreck Alley, featuring a bunch of submerged old ships about a mile offshore.

La Jolla always thrills guests, residents, and tourists in a gorgeous environment of fun in the sun. Charming one-of-a-kind boutiques, award-winning waterfront hotels, and long days at the beach offer the best in unique and locally oriented artisan businesses. With superb restaurants, shops, art, and culture around every corner, there is no shortage of activities or sunshine. La Jolla is the ideal coastal destination with its endless beauty and personality. A day in La Jolla is always memorable. Get your family and friends together and start planning your visit today.

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