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About The Cave Store in La Jolla, California

The Cave Store in La Jolla is a unique gift shop and is also the easiest way to visit Sunny Jim Cave, the largest sea cave in town. The store has a long stairway that descends into the cave for a self-guided tour that has been offered since 1905. Despite the 145 steps, this is much easier than the alternative.

The other way to visit Sunny Jim Cave is to kayak there from La Jolla Shores Beach where you can rent kayaks or join a guided tour to this cave and the rest of the 7 Caves of La Jolla.

The Cave Store is a must-see if you haven’t been there before. They have lots of unique items for sale and on display for curious folks. Kids and adults love this place.

They charge a small fee to descend the stairs that lead into this cool dark cave, but it’s worth it if you aren’t paddling the shoreline for access. Tickets can only be purchased in the store when you arrive. They are not sold in advance or online. Dogs are not allowed on the tours (service dogs are ok).

Trails near the store lead to incredible views from the point above the caves. The La Jolla Coast Walk Trail follows the bluff to the north starting at the Cave Store.

1325 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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La Jolla, US
11:01 am, July 12, 2024
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