La Jolla Beach Trail

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La Jolla Beach Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Jolla, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
213 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

fly fishing

nature trips

surfing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Kids like seals. You can walk right up to them in La Jolla. Then kids get bored so there are other things to do too. If you've been in San Diego for any amount of time, you're going to hear about seals. Seals are a source of great joy for the many children who visit and a great cause of concern for people who live in the path of all these children. Don't worry, none of them bite. Well, the seals probably do but they'll beat it for the water before you get close. This walk takes you not only into proximity of seals but all kinds of other sea creatures who call the La Jolla Tidepools home. Be prepared to get wet. There are also places to hydrate, eat and shop. Something for every member of the family.

walking
11 days ago

walking
3 months ago

Stunning birds!, stunning sea lions!!!!

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

so glad we checked this out. it was an easy walk but the seals made our trip, so glad we went!

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This trail is great for seeing awesome views of the coastline and the animals that inhabit the area. This trail can be very populated with people most days. The seals are fun to watch, and can be very entertaining. The smell from the seals is not pleasant, but it is manageable.

8 months ago

9 months ago

Best coastal walk in SD !! Plus awesome margaritas afterwards

walking
9 months ago

It's a cool walk. Very pretty. For people with babies I tell you I used the stroller just fine.

10 months ago

11 months ago

The most beautiful walk in San Diego! Don't miss this!

walking
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I love this little walking trail. It's very easy with only a couple of places with easy elevation changes. I usually continue onto the paved sections down to Nicholson Point and then walk back. Great ocean views and wildflowers during the spring. The trail can get busy on the weekends, so go during the week if you can.

walking
Monday, March 07, 2016

Easy walk along the coastal cliffs in La Jolla, very easy area to spot sea birds as well as sea lions. The area is very busy with tourist though, but for good reason.

walking
Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I have done this many, many times. I recommend a sunny early morning with a late breakfast at the Brockton Villa next to the Cove. This is certainly touristy, but at the same time highly recommended. It is a gorgeous piece of coastline with sea lions, snorkelers, seals, cormorants, pelicans, body surfers, dolphins, whales and the great pacific. Who needs Sea World after that?

trail running
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I didn't know this was an official trail. Pretty much a tourist loop, but who ever visits La Jolla should certainly take the walk.

hiking
Sunday, April 13, 2014

This walk offers a pretty sight of the ocean, sea lions and the sea gulls. It can't get any better on a warm sunny day!

walking
Thursday, December 19, 2013

(That's SEALS not lions... Auto got me and I can't delete or edit a review! Ugh. FAIL)