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About Camino De La Costa Beach Access in La Jolla, California

Camino De La Costa Beach Access is located on Camino de la Costa just north of Bird Rock in southern La Jolla. At a sharp bend in the road there is a small public parking area and a city-provided concrete stairwell that leads down to a sandstone rock platform.

At lower tides there is a sandy beach on the north side of this rocky point and at very low tide there are tide pools to explore in the area. Low tide also allows you to explore to the south along the rugged shoreline that eventually ends below La Jolla Hermosa Park on Chelsea Avenue. That park doesn’t have access to the shore below it, but Camino De La Costa Access can get you there. Along the way the ocean has carved shallow sea caves into the sandstone walls.

If the seas are rough, be very careful here. Sneaker waves can crash onto the rocks and knock you down. Don’t try to explore beyond the stairway area if the tide is high.

5990 Camino De La Costa
La Jolla, CA 92037
City Beach
Pet Details
Leashed dogs allowed on beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).
Free parking
Tidepooling, Birdwatching, Beach Exploration
Tide Pools, Sea Caves
Map of Camino De La Costa Beach Access
La Jolla, US
11:08 am, June 24, 2024
temperature icon 81°F
L: 68° H: 81°
Feels like 84.78 °F scattered clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 8.95
Precipitation: 0.03 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:42 am
Sunset: 8:00 pm
Humidity 70 %
Pressure1013 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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