La Jolla Beaches

We know it’s ‘the jewel of San Diego’s coast’, but is that really how it got it’s name?

‘La Joya’ in Spanish translates as ‘the jewel’, but don’t be so quick to confirm that theory!  Many believe that the name might also be derived from the Native American term ‘woholle’, meaning ‘hole in the mountains’.  Famous for its sea caves, perhaps the name for the area pre-dates Spanish influence and refers simply to the precious collection of mysterious caves in the sandstone bluffs, amidst beautiful beaches and private coves.

Internationally renowned La Jolla is much more than the hottest retail therapy, fine dining & luxe lifestyle. Here you can find a diversity of scenery that is  wholly unique to our coast.   Majestic Torrey Pines,  towering bluffs & intimate coves, beaches awash in crystal clear water,  sea caves & tide pools, scuba parks & surf meccas…

La Jolla’s Beaches can be divided into Three areas…

South of The Village

Bird Rock
La Jolla Strand Park
Marine Street Beach

The Village of La Jolla

Childrens Pool
La Jolla Cove
Sea Caves

North of The Village

La Jolla Shores
Black’s Beach
Torrey Pines

  • Lifeguard services → if any ← can vary by season, day or hours!
  • Dogs aren’t allowed on the beach. See San Diego Dog Beach & Park Information
  • Overnight camping / sleeping is not permitted, except at campgrounds
  • Smoking has been banned on all California State Beaches & Parks
  • Alcohol is not permitted on most beaches (Yes, this includes beer & wine…)
  • All beach information & details are  subject to change without notice
  • Be safe!  Always check rules & hazards of each beach