List of the 5 Best La Jolla Beaches
Posted on May 16, 2014 by Tijon Employee
Along the coastline of San Diego, more than 17 miles of coastline exist with 4,600 acres of beaches and amenities. A listing of the best La Jolla beaches to visit in the area are provided ago with short descriptions to encourage you to visit each of these unique locations.
1. Blacks Beach
Originally known as Torrey Pines City Beach, Blacks Beach is known to the locals as a perfect 2 mile strip of sand made available in a remote location that is lined with 300 foot cliffs. Many travelers visit atop Blacks Beach at the local glider port offering the ability to hang glide and paraglide along this beautiful sandy strip.
When gaining access to Blacks Beach, many available unmaintained trails are near that offer access. However, keep in mind that these may become unstable at any time without warning. Adjacent northern and southern beaches offer safer routes to access, but can become obstructed during high tide seasons.
2. La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove is considered to be one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. Location along sandstone cliffs, this small beach is ideal for swimmers, scuba divers, and snorkelers in the area. Marine life is well maintained in this area due to La Jolla Cove’s location at their Underwater Park Ecological Reserve. Water visibility at the Cove can sometimes exceed more than 30 feet.
3. La Jolla Shores
This small sandy beach is just a mile long and popular among novice scuba divers. Waves at this beach are considered to be some of the most gentle in the area, making it a perfect option for those that want to enjoy a calm walk or beautiful scenery.
4. Children’s Pool
The Children’s Pool is a smaller size beach that is protected by a seawall with the intent of creating a safe swimming area. This picturesque beach enjoys the presence of many seals and sea lions during certain times of years. Reefs are located just offshore nearby on the southern and northern side contributing to stronger currents and high surf conditions.
5. Mission Bay Beaches
Moving a little southern of San Diego Bay, more than 4,000 acres are made available with 27 miles of shorelines and 19 beaches at Mission Bay. This area is popular among motor boaters, sail boaters, rowers, skiers, and picnickers. Many varieties of birds and fish are available from the reserve near Crown’s Point.