Children’s Pool

Also known as the Casa, the Children’s Pool is a

small beach partially protected by a sea wall.

The original intention here was to create a fully

protected swimming area, although sand has now

filled in much of the area that exists to the

inside of the wall.

This is a very beautiful beach, offering several

panoramic views. Almost all year long, seals and

sea lions are present on or near the beach, with

a reserve for these marine mammals, known as Seal

Rock being just a bit offshore.

The Children’s Pool is within a short walking

distance of the commercial area of the community

of La Jolla. You can find grassy park areas a

short distance to the north and south. Several

small beaches are nearby as well, including

Wipeout Beach to the south and Shell Beach to the

north.

Children’s Pool is also a popular beach for

scuba divers because of the reefs just offshore.

These very same reefs can help create very strong

currents and other hazards, especially in high

surf conditions.

Lifeguard protection

Lifeguards are staffed daily throughout the year.

In the summer, lifeguard hours are normally 9 AM

until dark. During other times of the year,

lifeguards may not begin duty until 10 AM.

Directions

From the north, take I-5 to La Jolla Village

Drive, westbound. At the signalized intersection,

turn left onto Torrey Pines Road. Follow this

road to Prospect Street and turn right. Be on

the lookout for signs and bear right onto Coast

Boulevard.

From the south, take I-5 north to La Jolla

Parkway. Continue following it as it will become

Torrey Pines Road. Follow this road to Prospect

Street and take a right. Watch for the signs then

take a right on Coast Boulevard.

Parking

At La Jolla Cove, there is a very limited amount

of on street parking. Onstreet parking can be

very hard to find, especially in the summer. It’s

limited to three hours at a time on weekdays,

although there is no limit on weekends.

You should always check the signs for any types

of parking restrictions. Paid parking is also

available in downtown La Jolla at several locations

and it’s also a short walk from the beach.

For a great day of fun, scuba diving, or just

enjoying the water, the Children’s Pool in La

Jolla is a great place to go. You should always

try to get here early, as it can get very crowded

in the summer. Once you get here, you’ll find

yourself completely amazed with what the Pool will

offer you and your family.

(word count 431)

Leave a Comment