La Jolla Shores is a sandy beach approximately one mile long, adjacent to a residential area. In summer, it has extremely gentle waves, though sometimes rip currents are strong. It has the only beachfront boat launch within the city limits, and nearby Kellogg Park offers an opportunity for picnicking.

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Expert Review of La Jolla Shores Beach

Beach Review of La Jolla Shores Beach

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
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BeachExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Scuba Diving,Surfing
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • This is La Jolla's largest, most family-friendly beach. It's known for its flat, sandy expanses and gentle waves.
  • This is THE beach in La Jolla for beginner surfers and scuba divers—learn the ropes, then go explore more challenging waters. Offshore caves also attract ocean kayakers from around the world.
  • There are separate areas for swimmers and surfers, so pay attention to signs.

8200 Camino del Oro
La Jolla, California
Parking: Lifeguard staffing from 9 a.m. to dusk in summer

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: (858) 454 5718
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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