California Beaches

Watch the seals sunbathe on the beach at Children's Pool in La Jolla.

The Children's Pool (850 Coast Boulevard), also known as the Casa, is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall. This is a very picturesque beach with a panoramic view. During much of the year, seals and sea lions are present on or near the beach and a reserve for these marine mammals, called Seal Rock, is just offshore. The Children's Pool, is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla. Grassy park areas can be found a short distance to the north and south. Several small beaches are nearby including Wipeout Beach to the south and Shell Beach to the north. This is a popular beach for scuba divers because of the reefs just offshore. These same reefs can create very strong currents and other hazards, particularly in high surf conditions. Seals and Sea Lions: Seals and sea lions are often found on or near the beach at the Children's Pool during Fall, Winter, and Spring. They are wild animals you can watch, but may not disturb. For further information, see our frequently asked questions page on seals and sea lions. Check out the comments for more California Beaches Or Click to Add your own recommendation

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Doheny State Beach

California's first State Beach turns 75 years of age on Saturday, June 24, 2006. Spend the day enjoying Doheny State Beach as you never have before. See what camping was like in the 1940's - 1960's. View vintage surf boards as well as a long board surf contest. Find out about Doheny's history and visit Orange County's largest public aquarium in our Visitor's Center. Food and a Doheny birthday cake contest will round out the day.