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Children's Pool

850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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“sea lions” (156 reviews)
“seal pups” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
850 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4254
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Reviewed yesterday

Carved out of small cliffs, many seals like to rest and play here. Reasonably walkable and you get safely close to the animals. Free attraction but the parking can get sketchy.

Thank gary t
Reviewed yesterday

It should not be called the childrens pool for any reason. I would never let my children anywhere near there. The smell of Sea lions defecating is horrendous. Do yourself a favor and visit Sea World instead, Birch Aquarium, or visit other parts of La...More

Thank Sirr B
Reviewed yesterday

This used to be a place for kids to swim in a protected environment. There is a semi circle of jetty that protects the little cove. It has become over run by seals and now it is not only illegal to swim there but the...More

Thank isfdvm
Reviewed 2 days ago

We knew the children's pool was closed because of seals before we went there. We watched the seals played in the water and lay down on beaches so close. That was fun to see wild animals so close by. It is very good that people...More

Thank T H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was donated to be a children's pool in La Jolla, but has been invaded by seals and has become a ghastly smelling place. I guess there are those who enjoy seeing the seals, and animal activists have promoted keeping them safe, but their presence...More

1  Thank Fallbrookian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived to see about 6 Seals lying on the small beach and a few more in the water. We expected that to be it, but as we took a walk around the point there would have been a further 50 plus on the smaller beach....More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting to see the seals jump in the water in a natural surroundings but mostly fun for kids to be in the sand and water's end. Leave the swimming for the seals though!

Thank seniortravelbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are nice to have children's pool but seal take over place ! Little cold and raining today but lot of people are visiting! Very nice !

Thank Wasabi1829
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go see the seals and sea lions! Smelly, but so fascinating. The whole area is fun to walk around and there is lots to watch!

Thank ChristyMtP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the beautiful views of the waves at sunset! Also got great photos of the seals! A lot of fun! Bring a camera and take it all in!

Thank Eileen C
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Elide A
Are there sealion in this period of the year? We'd like to come today with kids
30 July 2015|
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Response from InquisitiveTessa | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are sea lions and seals on this coast year round. You'll find seals at the Children's pool and the sea lions typically hand a little north of this at the Cove. You can usually find the sea lions by the smell (it... More