A place must be pretty special in order to be nicknamed “The Jewel,” and La Jolla certainly fits the bill for a variety of reasons. One of the main draws to La Jolla is the cove. No, this is not the same cove where they slaughter dolphins. That documentary was filmed in Taiji, Japan.
The La Jolla Cove has no shortage of sea life or glistening, blue ocean water. Last year we took our first kayaking trip through La Jolla Cove and visited natural sea caves. Afterwards, we took a dip in the ocean and snorkeled with the bright orange Garibaldi fish that are common in this area.
La Jolla Cove Wildlife Photos – San Diego
Children’s Pool in La Jolla Cove used to be a popular place for families to play and swim. Since the early 1990’s, harbor seals, brown pelicans and other birds have taken up residence in this small cove. The seals now have squatters’ rights much to the dismay of a few of the long-time residents of La Jolla who have fond memories of taking their children to this beach.
It is unknown as to why the seals abandoned the offshore sanctuary, Seal Rock, just a mile away. There has been a great deal of debate over the issue of who should have the right use this beach – humans, seals or both.
If you can get past the smell of bird and seal feces, La Jolla Cove is another great place to photograph in San Diego. It’s especially good for wildlife photos, but the view of clear blue ocean is not too bad on the eyes either.
A Game of Hide and Seek
Bird Crap Rock A.K.A. Bird Rock
Have you been to La Jolla Cove? What did you think of it?
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