You can find sand, sun and surf in lots of places across the globe, but you won’t find anything quite like La Jolla’s shoreline anywhere else on Earth. In fact, La Jolla’s gorgeous beaches are one of many selling points for La Jolla real estate. There are many other aspects of La Jolla that draw people to the Jewel, but its indescribably beautiful beaches set it apart from the rest.
La Jolla Cove is one of the 'Top Ten Traveler's Choice Beaches'
La Jolla Cove gained nation recognition for its beauty and ecological protection measures in February of this year. Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site, named La Jolla Cove one of the “Top Ten Traveler’s Choice Beaches in the U.S.”
Trip Advisor found that La Jolla Cove was “often regarded as the most photographed beach in San Diego.” The site admired La Jolla Cove’s ecological protection and considered it a perfect place to “snorkel, dive or just relax.” The other ranking beaches were in Florida and Hawaii, making La Jolla Cove a Californian standout.
La Jolla Shores is the 'Best Family Beach'
In February, Discover San Diego ranked La Jolla Shores the 3rd best beach in San Diego out of 10. That same month, Lajolla.com published a list entitled “The Best of La Jolla’s Beaches” and La Shores was ranked “Best Family Beach.” The list ranked Del Mar City, Scripps and Windansea as the best beaches for surfing and Wipeout Beach as the best for scuba diving. A number of noteworthy La Jolla beaches were listed under other equally intriguing categories, including the best for hiking and picnicking.
In May of this year, The San Diego Union-Tribune ranked La Jolla Shores as one of the “5 Best San Diego Beaches for Families.” La Jolla Shores earned 4th place on the list because it was the absolute best for “water with gentle waves.” The beloved beach was also rated best for families because of its free parking, playground, picnic area and clean sand.
La Jolla holds one of the '10 Best Colleges for Beach Lovers'
Earlier this month, Money published an article ranking American “high value colleges with comparatively strong graduation rates and career outcomes” that were 10 miles or less from the beach. The list, entitled, “10 Best Colleges for Beach Lovers” ranked the University of California--San Diego #2, right behind the University of California--Irvine.
Some of Money's determining factors were UC San Diego’s 86% graduation rate, close proximity to three gorgeous beaches and beautiful year-round weather. The article also admired the university’s “Meet the Beach” ceremony and the Mission Bay Aquatic Center, where students can register for various water sport lessons and access essential equipment. UC San Diego was ranked 32nd in Money's "Best Colleges" list as well.
La Jolla’s beaches make the Jewel an incredibly scenic place to call home and help to cultivate a tranquil ambience that is so remarkable, it has admirers the world over.Dennis DeSouza on