California is famous for its sunshine & beaches beside Hollywood entertainment industry in Los Angeles. La Jolla Cove should be in your travel bucket list if you happen to drive down to San Diego.
1. Expect the Odor
Once you stepped out from the car and walked toward the beach, there was this really salty smell of the ocean I thought at first. But only then I realized the foul odor is actually coming from the cormorants, seagulls and seals poop. Yes, La Jolla is popular for cormorants, seagulls and seals watching. In fact, seals are like over breeding here.
2. Photography Paradise
3. Water is calm for swimmers, snorkelers & Kayakers
La Jolla is very popular not only for photographers, it is also very popular for swimmers, snorkelers & scuba divers. The water here is very calm and ecologically protected so it is very safe for swimming & kayaking. This water is not suitable for surfing as there is no big wave.
4. Bird Watching
Seagulls & Pelicans
The white spots on the cliff should be the poop of the birds.
La Jolla Waterfront Houses & Restaurants
5.Sea Caves in La Jolla
There are 7 sea caves in La Jolla and two of the popular one are Clam Cave & Sunny Jim’s.
Clam Sea Cave was called ‘Clam’ simply the shape of the cave represent a clam. The Clam Cave is also very popular among the kayakers. I saw few kayakers pass through the Clam Cave.
Sunny Jim’s Sea Cave is another interesting one which worth mentioned and also the most famous among the 7 sea caves. It is the only sea cave that both land and sea access. The cave was originally owned by Gustav Shultz, who owned the home above the cave in 1900’s. To allow easier access to the cave than the cliff’s side, he hired 2 men to dig out 138 steps through his living room floor to the back side of the cave. There is a fees to pay to go down the steps from the gift shop.
6. Trails Walking & Hiking
La Jolla Cove is not big but there are many trails for you to explore. Just walk along the trail and enjoy the beach skyline.
I found a plant with the seeds that look like our “rambutan”! The seeds are in red too.
7. Seal Watching at La Jolla Children’s Pool
There are seals coming up to the children’s pool and taking over the territory 🙂 A $500 fine if you get caught bullying the seal, meaning scaring it back into the water. Be gentle with the seals and sea lions.
8. The California Palm Trees at La Jolla Town
9.Prospect Street and Girard Avenue
As it was still very early, there were not many people as yet in the shopping town in La Jolla. Prospect Street and Girard Avenue are the best shopping street in La Jolla Cove!
La Jolla/joya in Spanish means “the jewel”. Go find any jewel in La Jolla!
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