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a sunny view of the ocean beach and cove in la jolla california.

This view looks west across La Jolla Cove Beach, and beyond, to the north end of Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Both the park and the cove are breathtakingly gorgeous, and not surprisingly, one of the most photographed areas in San Diego. The park has picnic facilities, walkways, occasional events and also provides access to Boomer Beach on the western side.

The protected north facing La Jolla Cove is ideal for swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers, but bodyboards, surfboards and other flotation devices are not allowed. Lifeguards are staffed year-round and leashed dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 6pm from April to October (4pm November to March).

When visiting, start your day off right with a serving of “Coast Toast” from the Brockton Villa (breakfast, lunch, dinner served daily), which has great views of the cove and ocean. If you are spending the night, book a room at the nearby Spanish-styled La Valencia Hotel.