TOP 7 BEACHES TO visit IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
1. la jolla cove
La Jolla Cove is made up of several mini beaches concealed between sandstone cliffs in a shape of a cove. As you can tell that’s how they came up with the name. La Jolla Cove is known to be one of the most beautifully photographed beaches in Southern California because of its phenomenal sunset and breathtaking view. Ton of great high-end restaurants and shops around the coastline. What’s better than having a great meal matching it with a great view?
La Jolla Cove knows how to make your golden hour majestic.
It’s also known for its seals and sea lions, yes, there is literally a “seal spot”, which is how the locals call it, at a place called the Children's Pool where you will find a seal and sea lion hang out spot where they just chill and lay by the shore or on a rock all day. It a great way to watch the wildlife before your eyes, they call this seal and sea lion watching. You can take photos of both the seals and sea lions but remember to keep your distance whether it’s in the water or by the shore because the moment they feel threatened, especially the mother seals, they tend to dive in the water and leave their children and may never come back. And not just that, you can get fined with an amount of 500$ and can seriously risk both the health and safety of these wild animals. So just remember to keep your distance.
But also expect that since they're wild animals there’s also going to be a wild smell lol when you’re near the seal cove. Those things are just inevitable.
2. la jolla shores
La Jolla Shores is probably one of my favorite beaches in California. Mainly because of the vibe and of course the amazing sunset (I just really am a sucker for sunsets). It’s was like every sunset was surreal and taken straight out from a movie. La Jolla Shores park is a mile-long beach known to be a surf spot during summer because of its gentle waves, as well as a place for novice scuba divers. So if you’re into these kind of water sports then La Jolla Shores is probably the beach for you!
Not just that, there is also a lot of cool hangout spot by the shore. Literally 2 minutes away from the beach.