Snorkeling in La Jolla at the cliffs and caves.

5 Best Spots for Snorkeling in La Jolla

List of the top snorkeling sites in La Jolla.

1. La Jolla Cove

A shallow protected inlet with seagrass covered rock and sandy areas. Bright orange Garibaldi, kelp bass and sardines school only feet from the shore. La Jolla is a great spot to swim with sea lions and seals.

2. Seven Sea Caves

Carved into the stone cliffs are massive caves with lobster, moray eels and abalone at depths 3 to 5 meters. You can find small crabs, barnacles, and mussels on the walls.

3. Marine Room

A sand ocean floor where halibut, flounder and shovelnose guitarfish hide. Seasonal sightings of leopard sharks, bat rays and angelsharks in La Jolla.

4. Devil’s Slide

Eelgrass, feather boa kelp, and rocks are home to horn sharks and rockfish. Encounters with pacific mackerel, opaleye, señoritas, and more colorful fish are common.

5. La Jolla Shores

Kellogg Park’s flat beach descends to an underwater canyon. You may see sand dollars, shrimp, two-spotted octopus, and squid. Watch for stingrays.