10 Best Beaches in La Jolla, California: A Local’s Guide

La Jolla’s rugged seven-mile coastline is part of its charm, and each of its beaches is favored for different reasons. Here, I outline the best La Jolla beaches and why you will enjoy each one.

This is the best La Jolla beach for all-day sunbathing, family fun, and a wide range of water sports.


It’s one of the best La Jolla beaches because of easy entry into the ecological reserve for snorkeling and diving.

La Jolla Cove Beach

To see the famous La Jolla seals and walk on the sea wall.

Children’s Pool Beach

To surf or enjoy some quiet (note that some people still go nude here) without the kids.


To experience a quiet, local favorite and to surf.

Marine Street Beach

You’re an expert surfer in search of killer waves or looking for a scenic place to lay out or watch the sunset.

Windansea Beach

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