Harbor seals at the La Jolla Childrens Pools La Jolla Ca.
Welcome to La Jolla Harbor Seals Beach at 850 Coast Blvd. La Jolla Ca. 92037
The La Jolla harbor seals are a major San Diego area attraction bringing over 100,000 monthly visitors to the coastal shores of La Jolla to get up close and watch these ocean mammals.
The Casa Beach is widely recognized as a home for harbor seals which take advantage of the large sea wall to relax and give birth to pups in the winter.
Home of "Seal Beach" and the largest group of seals on the Southern California coastline. Seal Beach San Diego attracts over 100,000 monthly visitors to La Jolla and the La Jolla San Diego coastline.
When it comes to beautiful places to see and visit in San Diego, La Jolla is very high on the list. With a colorful small 10 square block downtown that rivals places like Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, this quiet coastal community is tucked away right on the ocean in San Diego.
La Jolla has about 2 1/2 miles of sidewalks and trails that go along the downtown area. This is the home of the famous "Childrens Pool", where mass numbers of sea lions relax and spend the day. It is a very popular place for tourists to visit and is well known in the area as one of the very few sea lion refuges in San Diego.
Come spend an afternoon with us in "The Jewel" of San Diego. (The spanish translation of La Jolla is "the jewel".)
Map of La Jolla Childrens Pool below 850 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037-4254, US Click Here
Help us save the seals at Casa Beach in La Jolla!
Casa Beach in La Jolla, California (a neighborhood of the city of San Diego), is the home to a rookery of harbor seals that is beloved by local children, adults, and thousands of visiting tourists. Hundreds of local businesses have stated that the presence of the seals is beneficial to the La Jolla economy, and La Jolla's own tourist brochures endorse a visit to watch the seals and their pups on the beach as a popular tourist activity.
But a tiny group of people, motivated by greed and ignorance, has decided to endorse a destructive dredging of the beach, under the spurious notion that the seals "pollute" the area with their presence. This dredging would to drive the seals away permanently and would make it exclusively for human use, despite the fact that San Diego is full of other beaches for humans and Casa Beach is the only harbor seal rookery in Southern California. The Save-our-Seals Coalition, composed of animal protection and environmental groups and concerned citizens, has been fighting these efforts every step of the way.
The City of San Diego tried to protect the colony by placing a rope guideline informing the public about the safe distance from the seals. Unfortunately, a swimmer, Valerie O’Sullivan, sued the City of San Diego (of which La Jolla is a part) and won a ruling in 2005 from a now retired state court judge ordering the city to dredge the sand on which the seals rest to return it to its 1931 condition as a "bathing pool." The judge ordered the City to remove the rope and awarded O’Sullivan’s lawyer, Paul Kennerson, a shocking sum of 1.3 milliondollars in attorney’s fees.
The City appealed the ruling all the way up to the California Supreme Court, which declined to hear the case. Now under the direction of Superior Court Judge Yuri Hoffman, the city is being forced to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to carry out the dredging project.
The only seal rookery in Southern California south of Ventura county is at risk of being destroyed!
The Children's Pool (850 Coast Boulevard), also known as the Casa, is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall. This is a very picturesque beach with a panoramic view. During much of the year, seals and sea lions are present on or near the beach and a reserve for these marine mammals, called Seal Rock, is just offshore.
The Children's Pool, is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla. Grassy park areas can be found a short distance to the north and south. Several small beaches are nearby including Wipeout Beach to the south and Shell Beach to the north.
This is a popular beach for scuba divers because of the reefs just offshore. These same reefs can create very strong currents and other hazards, particularly in high surf conditions.
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Cabrillo National Monument Point Loma This national park is located on a penninsula at the end of Point Loma and offers 360 degree views of San Diego, San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Visitors enjoy hiking, amazing views, tidal pools, educational programming, whale watching and a taste of historical San Diego! Come with us and check out SoCal Beaches Magazine's vote for most scenic location in Southern California! Cabrillo National Monument and Tidal Pools click here
The La Jolla Children's Pool "Home of the Harbor Seals Every month an estimated 80,000 people go the La Jolla to see the seals and seal pups laying out and relaxing on the beach. Come with us and visit this very popular spot for both San Diego locals and tourists. The La Jolla Childrens Pool - 850 Coast Blvd. La Jolla Ca.
The Ocean Beach Pier - The Longest Concrete Pier on the West Coast The Ocean Beach Pier is one of the best spots to take off and visit for a great walk, lunch or breakfast at The Pier Cafe, some great surf watching or for some fresh ocean air. Come with us as we spend an afternoon at The Ocean Beach Pier and see what makes it such a great place to visit! The Ocean Beach Pier & Pier Cafe
A Day at Black's Beach - San Diego's Nude Beach What is a day at Black's Beach like? We take the test and go to visit this world famous beach below the cliffs of The Torrey Pines Glider Port in La Jolla. Blacks beach, Southern California's only nude beach
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