La Jolla Coast Walk
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Leisurely stroll along part of the beautiful San Diego coastline
Many people don't realize this, but although La Jolla, California, is portrayed as a separate city, it is actually a community within the city of San Diego. A short 15-20 minute drive from downtown San Diego takes you to the dramatic coastline. This walk officially begins at Children's Pool, but you can park just north of La Jolla Cove in the La Jolla Cove Beach parking lot. As soon as you get out of the car, you are greeted with the raucous calls from the groups of barking sea lions hanging out on the low cliffs. From here, you can follow a footpath that takes you along La Jolla Cove, part of a 6,000 acre underwater park, past Children's Pool- originally created for children to have a safe place to swim, this small beach is now "owned" by groups of seals who come to give birth and bask in the warm sun. Eventually you come to Coast Blvd Park where the foot path ends in a neighborhood. This walk is only a couple miles long in total, but is a nice relaxing way to see a beautiful portion of the San Diego shoreline. Tip: Parking can get crowded. For good parking, come early in the morning. Otherwise, plan on parking in one of the neighborhoods and walking over. You can also extend your walk north through neighborhoods to Scripps Pier, or further south through neighborhoods to Windandsea. If you're planning to extend your walk, parking is only allowed for 2 hrs, so you will want to park elsewhere.
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