A wide, mile-long beach with soft sand, clean water and gentle waves, La Jolla Shores is an ideal spot for families, sunbathers and beginner surfers.
The beach is cozy and comfortable, with a playground and grassy picnic areas at the adjacent Kellogg Park. It is consistently ranked as one of the best family beaches in the United States.
The beach offers a large parking lot and free parking on nearby residential streets. It is also accessible by public transportation,
Swimming, surfing and scuba diving are allowed. Lifeguards are staffed year-round from 9:00a.m. to dusk.
The areas surrounding the beach are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of beach wheelchairs with wide tires are available. See the lifeguards for more information.
This beach has bathrooms and showers, fire pits and volleyball courts. La Jolla Shores has the only beachfront boat launch within San Diego. No alcohol or glass containers allowed, and no smoking on the beach or adjacent areas. Please no litter or excessive noise. No dogs allowed after 9am. Dogs permitted after 4pm in the winter and after 6pm year round. No overnight camping.
Read more in our La Jolla Beach Guide.