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La Jolla Underwater Park: Marine Activities

La Jolla Underwater Park

Set out for marine adventure. Spanning 6,000 acres across the ocean floor in San Diego, this aquatic playground and marine life preserve is a popular destination for kayakers, snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers alike. Comprised of La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Canyons, Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Caves, the park is split into two sections: the Ecological Reserve and Marine Life Refuge. The Ecological Reserve zone has the most special protections, including a ban on all fishing and surfing in order to help maintain and protect the many sea creatures, sea lions and seals that call this area home.
La Jolla Underwater Park

La Jolla Underwater Park

8302 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, California, 92037
Distance from Hotel: 1.40 miles


The beach is always open but lifeguards are only present until dusk.


There are no fees for entering the La Jolla Underwater Park.


  • Bike Tours
  • Fourth of July Fireworks
  • Relays


  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Scuba Diving
  • Photography
  • Sunbathing

Where Can I Rent A Kayak Or Snorkel To See The La Jolla Underwater Park?

Explore the cliffs by kayak, or snorkel through the deep blue sea. Whatever you choose, La Jolla Kayak offers equipment rentals for all your gear. Kayak rentals include a 5-minute training session, life vest, backrest, and paddle. Snorkel rentals include, snorkel, mask, fins and wetsuit.

How Can I Take A Scuba Diving Tour Through The La Jolla Underwater Park?

Scuba diving in La Jolla is a must, and at La Jolla Dive, they make it easy to do so. They offer guided Scuba tours to show you the way below and above the water, while keeping you safe as you paddle and dive the rocky reefs & kelp forests of La Jolla cove, or the deep drop offs of La Jolla canyon. Their expert guides are also avid photographers, so don't hesitate to ask them to snap a shot of you in exploration.