La Jolla Shores Snorkeling

The 15th most popular snorkel dive spot in California.

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North of San Diego and just north of downtown La Jolla, the snorkeling at La Jolla Shores beach is known for its broad sand flats. If you catch a rare low surf day, this can be a nice gentle snorkel over a sandy bottom frequented by flounder, halibut, stingrays and sand dollars. The surf and wind need to be very low so that the visibility is adequate. The best La Jolla Shores snorkeling is found to the south of the Marine Room Restaurant and north of the pier.

The waters around La Jolla Shores beach are known to be quite cold, even in summer. So, unless you are a local who is accustomed to the cold water, you may prefer to use a wet suit while snorkeling here, which is available from nearby rental shops.

To reach the La Jolla Shores snorkeling from San Diego or Los Angeles, follow US5 to the La Jolla Parkway Exit. Head west on La Jolla Parkway, which becomes Torrey Pines Road. Turn right heading north on La Jolla Shores Drive for a few blocks. Turn left heading west on Camino Del Oro for two blocks. There is a large parking lot just south of the small La Jolla Shores Park.

Overall, La Jolla Shores is the 15th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 15 snorkeling dives in California.


Local Contact(s):  La Jolla Tourism (858) 454-5718

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Southern California" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "La Jolla Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Jun.-Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  La Jolla Shores Hotel

Breakfast Restaurant:  Living Room Coffeehouse, La Jolla

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  32.860556, -117.257629

Date Published:  1/24/2018

ID:  25298


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