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Sunny Jim's Sea Cave - Things to Know Before Visiting

1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

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About Sunny Jim's Sea Cave

Sunny Jim Cave is one of seven unique La Jolla Cove caves. Having been open to the public since 1903, the cave boasts a fascinating history and a little bit of folklore. This fun attraction is a store that has a 143 step man-made tunnel built into it that heads down to a large sea cave below. Since the early 1900s, it has been giving visitors access to this cave year-round. It is the only cave in La Jolla you can get to without traveling over water on a kayak.


Attractions Near Sunny Jim's Sea Cave

La Jolla Cove
La Jolla Cove0.29km from Sunny Jim's Sea Cave

A is a small, picturesque cove and beach that is surrounded by cliffs. The Cove is protected as part of a marine reserve; underwater it is very rich in marine life, and is popular with snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers.

Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Ellen Browning Scripps Park0.4km from Sunny Jim's Sea Cave

Ellen Browning Scripps Park is a popular place to hang out in the village of La Jolla. It is considered one of the most photographed locations in San Diego. It’s adjacent to the famous La Jolla Cove, a lovely place for a picnic, and fun for kids or pets to run around. Some hotels and restaurants overlook this green space on the way out to the Pacific Ocean.

Children's Pool La Jolla
Children's Pool La Jolla0.8km from Sunny Jim's Sea Cave

This is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but in recent years sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall.The Children's Pool has become the subject of a controversial debate related to a growing colony of harbor seals which has inhabited the beach since the mid-1990s.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego0.91km from Sunny Jim's Sea Cave

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, in San Diego, California, US, is an art museum focused on the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art from 1950 to the present.

la Jolla Shores Beach
la Jolla Shores Beach1.48km from Sunny Jim's Sea Cave

A beautiful beach, which varies dramatically, from 300-foot sea cliffs, to rocky reefs, to secluded coves and wide golden sandy shores. Its beautiful coastal landscape makes portions of the beach inaccessible, the views are beyond spectacular, as waves and whitewater break onto rocky outcroppings, and seals and sea lions gracefully navigate safe landing onto their protected cove.

La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Shores Park1.65km from Sunny Jim's Sea Cave

La Jolla Shores Park is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of California and an extremely popular one. It has stretches of grass, an enticing playground, a large bathroom and outdoor shower facilities, it is catered to ensuring a fun, smooth family or group outing. Due to its flourishing aquatic life and proximity to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, it is a very popular launch point for scuba divers, kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and snorkelers.

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