La Jolla Shores is a short distance from
downtown La Jolla, the Beverly Hills of San Diego, which boasts
high-end clothiers, hotels, shops, and galleries. The sheer beauty
and flat expanse of La Jolla Shores makes it ideal for strolling,
picnicking, or tossing a Frisbee while enjoying the waves breaking
on the beach. La Jolla Shores is also rich with marine life, which
is protected by the San
Diego La Jolla Ecological Reserve. People scuba dive and kayak
at the south end of the beach.
La Jolla Shores Parking, Lifeguards, restrooms
Lifeguards are stationed year-round, and children will love the modern playground with a bathroom (showers and changing area) at the south end of the beach. La Jolla Shores has one large parking lot at the foot of Calle Frescota, near the lifeguard station. However, parking is scarce after 9 or 10 a.m. most summer days, so it’s best to arrive early or late. Street parking is available as well.
La Jolla Shores Directions
From the north, take I-5 south, exiting at La Jolla Village Drive, west. Turn left at Torrey Pines Road and follow it to La Jolla Shores Drive. From the south, take I-5 north, exiting at Ardath Road. Take a right at La Jolla Shores Drive, a left at Avenida de la Playa, and a right on Camino del Oro.
La Jolla Shores Insider Tips
La Jolla Shores can be very crowded between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. most summer days. If you’re looking for privacy,
plan a late afternoon trip to La Jolla Shores and enjoy the sunset
over the Pacific after the crowds have gone home.