How to See the La Jolla Seals and Sea Lions
Learn to tell them apart. Hint: Sea lions have external ear flaps and seals flop on bellies to move.
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Take a scenic walk to see both pinniped groups. Here’s how.
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Download my easy map.
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Start at the La Jolla Cove sea lions. (Park on Coast Blvd here.)
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Walk a few steps south on the boardwalk and you’ll see more on Point La Jolla.
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There are usually more sea lions on Boomer Beach next door.
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Keep walking south past the green belvederes and Shell Beach (maybe go shelling here for a bit).
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Continue south on the boardwalk. You’ll see Seal Rock in the ocean where they hang out sometimes.
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Keep walking south to Children’s Pool Beach where the seals are.
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Walk on to the sea wall for a closer look. The beach is closed May 15-Dec 15 for pupping season.
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Don’t forget your camera and to give them space, but sometimes they’re right near the boardwalk!
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Then, go enjoy some of La Jolla’s nearby shops and restaurants. lajollamom.com/la-jolla-seals/
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