La Jolla Shores, San Diego, California

8200 Camino del Oro, San Diego, California 92037

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Address: 8200 Camino del Oro, San Diego, California 92037

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  • Visited: August 2012
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
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Perfect mix of playground, beach and leopard shark adventures

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During the summer, hundreds of harmless leopard sharks gather in the area in front of the Marine Room restaurant at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Bring goggles or snorkels to see them more clearly; it's an experience of a lifetime.

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Submitted by: Christina K.

Everytime I come to this beach I feel blessed to live so close to La Jolla Shores. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in San Diego. I like coming here on the less crowded days when parking is not hard to find and the beach is not filled with tons of people and I do not have to put my beach towel near fly-infested seaweed. The sand is soft and grainy. The ocean is clean and clear. The sunset view is breathtaking. They have lots of pits for bonfires. If you want a bonfire on a weekend, you better stake out ALL DAY! I've heard some people come at 6am just to stake out the bonfire on a Friday. I've done a bonfire on a weekday and it was perfectly fine. Not crowded or busy. On summer weekends, parking is har...

Submitted by: Molly F.

I was invited down from my hometown Huntington Beach to this park for a summer birthday get-together and I must say I am baffled as to why it scores so high with other Yelpers.  Based on the parking and few showers available, my guess is that this beach was developed just for the local community, but has since been discovered by UCSD students and people as far away as LA, so in the summertime this is officially a hangout for both locals and whoever else unfortunately takes its 4.5-star rating seriously on Yelp. PROs: -Yes, there is a free parking lot right by the sand, and judging by other reviews, this is the biggest draw for the beach.  Don't expect to actually get a spot in it, though---from what I unders...

Submitted by: Molly B.

I prefer beaches that are surrounded by nature over beaches surrounded by cities/burbs. La Jolla Shores is an exception. The parking can be kind of frustrating, but if you can't find anything close and are willing to walk a few blocks you should be OK. Is it possible for a beach to feel cozy?  That is kind of the feeling it gives me.  There is sort of a neighborhood park vibe going on.  People are friendly and all just doing their thing.  The waves roll in full of novice surfers or those who want to chill and not showing everyone what a badass they are.  There is a swimming area where the kids can swim without worrying about getting slammed in the head by a surfboard. My last glimpse of this beach is one tha...

Submitted by: Kevin W.

Went here to do some wind surfing and let me tell you this is not the place. It's a killer beach though. Wat...

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