Translated into English as “the treasure,” La Jolla is truly a gem in this corner of the legendary Southern California coastline.
Its emerald waters are packed with colonies of sea lions and harmless yet beautiful leopard sharks dancing among the kelp beds. Beautiful cliffside beaches welcome bathers, surfers, and Scuba enthusiasts all year long thanks to mild Mediterranean weather patterns and warm ocean temperatures in the summer (with wetsuit-friendly conditions in the colder seasons).
An affluent neighborhood which provides a home for many world-class educational institutions, along with excellent shopping and dining, La Jolla has just under 50,000 residents. As a premier community on the doorstep of San Diego, the city is a natural gateway to many of the region’s most sought-after attractions both inside and outside the city limits. Shore explorers should be sure to seek out La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Cove, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Windansea Beach, and Children's Pool Beach. Nearby communities of interest include Downtown San Diego, Coronado, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World.