La Jolla Shores Beach
- THE PLACE to go for surfing, kayaking, snokeling, people watching.
- Park at La Jolla Shores in big, FREE parking lot
- Plenty of spaces on weekdays, can get tight on weekends
- Go to Jeff's Burger for great burger experience
- Kayaking is a "must do" between November and February, when gray whales are migrating through the area
- Look for seals up on the cliffs and in the water around you.
- Check out kayaks at La Jolla Kayak or Hike Bike Kayak
- La Jolla Caves can only be toured as part of the organized tour
- When going out and coming back onto the beach through surf, make sure to keep kayak pointed perpendicular to waves to avoid taking a swim in chilly ocean water!
La Jolla Cove
- Great place to see the seals - most of the area is closed off to humans
- Parking here can be difficult, with minor traffic jams on the weekends.
- Lots of higher end restaurants and stores catering to the people with excessive amounts of money can be found here as well
Black's Beach/Torrey Pines State Reserve
- Great beach walking all the way from Scripps Pier to Torrey Pines State Reserve
- Easily accessible from La Jolla Beach
- Other access points are at Gliderport and Torrey Pines State Reserve, require short hike down the steep trail.
- Be aware of tides if walking from Scripps Pier north - at high point water can make passage impossible
- If you get cut off, just hike out using other access points, and hike along the road back to La Jolla Beach.
- Blacks Beach north of Gliderport is clothing-optional, if public nudity clashes with your beliefs, don't go there!