La Jolla Shores

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La Jolla Shores and the Scripps Pier

La Jolla Shores, with its northern part Scripps Beach, is a beach and vacation/residential community of the same name in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The La Jolla Shores business district is a mixed-use village encircling Laureate Park on Avenida de la Playa in the village of La Jolla Shores.

The beach is approximately one mile (1.6 km) long and stretches from the sea cliffs just north of La Jolla Cove to Black's Beach south of Torrey Pines State Park. Shores meets the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and Kellogg Park, encompasses the Scripps Pier and borders the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve to the south. The beach is a popular launch point for kayakers as it is the only beach boat launch in the San Diego city limits.[1] The beach is also popular among stand up paddlers, swimmers and snorkelers. The southern end of the beach is especially rich with wildlife. During certain times of year, leopard sharks, diamond stingrays, round stingrays, and species of guitarfish are common. Green sea turtles and broadnose sevengill sharks are elusive but can be found farther offshore.

Described by the Orange County Register as "the best beach in the area",[2] La Jolla Shores regularly features in the TruTV show, Beach Patrol: San Diego and Lifeguard on The Weather Channel.[3]


270° panorama overlooking La Jolla Shores as seen from an overlook near the Martin Johnson House, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, during a late August sunset.

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  1. ^ "Beach Amenities and Regulations | Lifeguard Services | City of San Diego Official Website".
  2. ^ Warner, GA, Stylish playground, Orange County Register, January 12, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2007.
  3. ^ Garrick, David (2020-07-19). "San Diego beach areas use secret weapon to limit parking: illegally painted red curbs". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2020-07-21.

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Coordinates: 32°51′39″N 117°15′25″W / 32.86083°N 117.25694°W / 32.86083; -117.25694

To the North:
Black's Beach
California beaches To the South
La Jolla Cove

Scripps Pier, La Jolla