Visitors Guide to Bird Rock La Jolla

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Tijon Employee
Bird Rock is revered by many as being a hidden treasure within the La Jolla area. Many visitors recommend coming here during low tide season to gain the best view of marine life. A popular destination for tide pooling, Bird Rock is protected through the Department of Fish and Game with its own designated Community Council as the spokesperson to this hidden jewel. 

Located on the western side of Bird Rock Avenue, paved staircases are found that lead visitors down to the shore. Bird Rock is home to the southern coastline of La Jolla and the very lowest slopes of Mount Soledad. It is known for its unique shops and restaurants aligned down Bird Rock Avenue and La Jolla Boulevard. With just five traffic roundabouts, travel is with ease. Prime surfing areas are available only two blocks off the main drag. 

Terrain and Tide
The terrain of Bird Rock includes more than an acre of rock tide pools. Adjacent cliffs feature large size boulders towards the end. These rocks have visible breaks that allow the water to recede into the tide pools which this place is so well known for. The infamous standing Bird Rock is located on a small island arranged by angled slabs, small rocks, and boulders. With a flat terrain between the boulder shore and Bird Rock itself, the tide can rise very quickly, making a negative tide more desirable. 

Best Local Restaurants
If you are planning your next trip to Bird Rock in La Jolla, be sure to stop by one of these great restaurants or café’s conveniently located on La Jolla Boulevard.

1. Beaumont’s – A dine in restaurant that offers a piece of the local vibe with available live music every weekend. Enjoy the seaside community of Bird Rock with casual dining in a contemporary atmosphere. 

5662 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-0474

2. Bella Roma Pizza – If you are looking for a quick bite to eat, stop by Bella Roma for some Italian food and wine. Specials and catering is made available.

5737 La Jolla Blvd,
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-0121

3. Bird Rock Fine Wine – With 500 wines available in stock at any point in time, stop by Bird Rock’s Fine Wine for one of their special tasting events. Their tasting bar is open Thursday through Saturday from 3:30pm to 7:30pm. 

5687 La Jolla Blvd
San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 230-6956

4. Bird Rock Yogurt – After your visit to one of Bird Rock’s tide pools, stop by for some yogurt at the local Bird Rock Yogurt shop conveniently located on La Jolla Boulevard.

5604 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-1945

5. Julian Bakery – This special bakery offers a selection of low carb foods, paleo bread and supplements to visitors and local residents. Yeast free and high fiber breads available through their new formula. Open 7 days a week. 

5621 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-1198

Best Shops in Bird Rock Area
These little shops local to the area are great for picking up souvenirs or local needed gear to make your stay even more enjoyable.

1. Adrenalina – Located between Bird Rock Avenue and Camino De La Costa, this store offers an assortment of outdoor gear and revered as being different and unique from your normal skate shop.

5726 La Jolla Blvd #105
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 456-2061

2. Anne’s Kombucha – Offers a unique combination of fermented probiotic tea with infused organic blends. Encourages increased health benefits to for your mind and body. 

5652 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 412-6412

3. Beads of La Jolla – A unique jewelry store with a large selection of beads and craft supplies. Specializing in antique and vintage beads gathered worldwide and all natural stone beads. Repair services are available. 

5645 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-6134

4. Capricorn Boutique – A Parisian inspired birch house locate on La Jolla Boulevard and offering the finest lines of clothing, gifts, and accessories to visitors and local residents. 

5544 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 551-2660

5. Bird Rock Surf Shop – The largest surf shop in La Jolla specialized in new, used, and custom surfboards, wetsuits, and clothing. A wide selection of other related surfing and beach products can be found. Convenient off street parking for visitors. 

5509 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 459-9200

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