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About Hospital Beach in La Jolla, California

Hospital Beach, aka “Hospitals,” is located along Coast Boulevard in La Jolla. There is a narrow grass strip on the bluff above this point called Coast Boulevard Park. Hospital Point is a rocky bluff with small pockets of sand and not your typical sandy beach like La Jolla Shores. Just a few steps north of Hospitals there is a small sandy beach called Wipeout Beach. At Hospital Beach during low tides you’ll find more sand and some excellent tide pools that get exposed. When the tide is up you should pitch your towel up on the flat spots on the bluff or in the park. This is a popular spot for divers and snorkelers. Hospital Beach gets its name from the building nearby on Coast Blvd that used to house mostly medical and pharma businesses.

445 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Park Name
Coast Boulevard Park
Other Names
Hospitals, La Jolla Tide Pools
City Beach
Pet Details
Leashed dogs allowed on beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).
Free street parking
Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walking, Surfing, Tidepooling, Photography
Tide Pools, Benches, Picnic Table
Map of Hospital Beach
La Jolla, US
5:39 am, April 22, 2024
temperature icon 58°F
L: 58° H: 62°
Feels like 58.01 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 2 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:10 am
Sunset: 7:24 pm
Humidity 87 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 2 m/s

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