La Jolla Cove

San Diego is renowned as being a city full of contrasts. It’s got a distinct architectural style and is very built up in places, but it also has a lot of open, natural beauty spots to enjoy. La Jolla Cove is one of the lesser known gems in San Diego’s crown, but popular with locals and tourists alike.

You could travel down to the beach to relax and catch some rays, but do yourself a favor and take your snorkel or diving gear with you. If you’re planning on spending much time on the beach, do go during low tide because otherwise there’s not a lot of beach space around.

The other advantage of going during low tides is that you’re more likely to be able to find interesting sea life in the tidal pools. However, that’s not even a fraction of what you’re likely to see in the water itself. This is an area where there is abundant marine life.

There is a warning here, however. The water can get a little rough at times, and there is a chance of being dragged out by the current. For that reason, it’s best to steer clear of the water if you’re not a strong swimmer.