La Jolla Shores

Located at 8200 Camino del Oro, La Jolla Shores is a

sandy beach around a mile long, adjacent to a

residentual dwelling. During the summer months, the

waves at this beach are normally the most gentle of

all San Diego beaches, although the rip currents can

be very strong at times.

For this very reason, novice scuba classes are held

at La Jolla Shores. The grassy park of Kellogg

Park is located behind the main lifeguard station

and provides an excellent area for picnicking. A

wide cement boardwalk parallels a large area of the

beach between the sand and the park.

The beach of La Jolla Shores is adjacent to the San

Diego La Jolla Underwater Ecological Reserve. The

removal of objects from this area as well as fishing

are prohibited. The Scripps Pier lies at the north

end of the beach, although the pier isn’t open to

the public.

Within the City limits, La Jolla Shores has the only

beachfront boat launch. Small boats can be launched

directly into the surf at foot of Avenida de la Playa,

which is south of the lifeguard station. This can

be a rough terrain area, so you may need to have

a four wheel drive vehicle.

If you like to surf, there are specified areas on

the beach where the waves tend to be small. For

scuba diving, the south end of the beach is widely

used by scuba driving classes.

During the summer months, La Jolla Shores can tend

be very crowded. You should try to go in the morning,

as the crowds aren’t as bad. This is a great beach

during those hot summer days, with plenty to do

for your entire family.

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