La Jolla Shores

La Jolla, California 92038

La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Shores Professional Guide

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"For beachcombing, tidepool exploration, and all-over suntanning, La Jolla Shores Beach and the coastal stretch north of it can’t be beat. It’s important to note, though, that some of the better attributes of this environment aren’t available at higher tides—typically 3 feet or more.

In fact, the highest tides of up to 7 feet will limit your walk along the beach to only 0.5 mile each way, assuming you don’t want to be swamped by waves. Extreme low tides (expressed on tide tables as 0 feet to –2 feet), on the other hand, are perfect for viewing marine life amid the rocky outcrops that lie at the lowest levels of the intertidal zone."

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Best Hikes Near San Diego (Falcon Guides)
Lynn Goya and Alexander Goya
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"Wide beaches, tide pools, an observation pier, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography are all reasons to explore this stretch of coast. Whether drawn to the famous white sands and surf culture of San Diego at La Jolla Shores or to the more infamous Blacks Beach, youre sure to love what you find. However, the long, broad stretches of beach under the looming sea cliffs might be the best draw of all." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Diego (Menasha Ridge Press)
Sheri McGregor
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"The ocean breeze, rolling waves, and sand beneath your feet. Who could ask for more? But that’s only the beginning—low tides mean plenty of sea creatures to marvel over." Read more

La Jolla Shores Reviews

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This is a great hike for both beginners and experienced hikers who are up for more of a challenge. The beginning part offers a nice path that is shaded with beautiful trees. The second half leaves the comfort of the woodsy area and winds you up a very steep hill with a 10-15% grade. If doing this hike in the summer, I recommend that you avoid the hours between 10-2 as it gets extremely toasty! Bring lots of water and a hat. When you reach the top there is a beautiful view of Lake Ramona. The only disappointing part is you are unable to partake in splashing some cold water on your face from the lake. All in all I will definitely do the hike again. Happy trails!

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