La Jolla Beaches

La Jolla is home to some of the finest beaches in the world.   Whether you are an ardent surfer, a novice kayaker or just want to take a walk in the sand at sunset, there is a beach in La Jolla for you.  Be sure to check the posted signs carefully for dog-friendly hours.

LA JOLLA SHORES:  At last count, there were 8 kayak rental stores lining Avenida de la Playa!  Get here early, especially on weekends, because parking is limited.  Great for kids.  Popular with surfers and scuba divers.

BLACK'S BEACH:  Access either through Torrey Pines Gliderport or on foot down the steep hill on La Jolla Farms Road.  Not patrolled year-round by lifeguards.  Great for those seeking solitude or surfing.  Strong rip currents.  Part of the beach is frequented by nudists.  NOT FOR KIDS.

LA JOLLA COVE: One of La Jolla's most popular destinations, great for family outings and a stroll along the promenade above (dogs welcome on the promenade).  Check out the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve.  Summer Concert Series.

CHILDREN'S POOL:  Kids will love checking out the harbor seals and sea lions sunning themselves on the sand and rocks, and adults will love the spectacular views.  Not recommended for swimming.

MARINE STREET BEACH:  Accessible from Marine Street off La Jolla Boulevard, this is a popular bodysurfing site (watch out for waves breaking in the shallow water and riptides).  Swimming, picnic tables, showers available. 

WINDANSEA BEACH:  Very popular with surfers and those who prefer to sunbathe in a more secluded spot.  Perfect for a romantic sunset stroll.

TORREY PINES STATE BEACH:  One of La Jolla's most popular beaches and accessible by many trails.  Spans over 2000 acres, and Guides offer tours of the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve on weekends.