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La Jolla Cove

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 September 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

La Jolla Cove is a cove and a beach in La Jolla, San Diego, California. It is a very small beach within walking distance from the Children's Pool Beach. Scripps Park, a grassy area commonly used for picnicking, is located on the bluffs above the beach.

La Jolla Cove is popular for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling. However, since La Jolla Cove is within the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park (a marine refuge area), swimming devices such as surfboards, boogie boards, and even inflatable mattresses are not permitted, and this rule is carefully enforced by the lifeguards, specifically in the part of the area defined as the Ecological Reserve.

The La Jolla Cove is home to the annual La Jolla Cove Rough Water swim. This is one of the oldest ocean swims in the world.

No fishing or collecting of marine invertebrates, (even taking dead specimens or seashells) is allowed. All sea animals in this area are protected by law, including the orange Garibaldi fish, which are unusually common in the Cove.

Photo captured August 15, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 125 18 mm

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Antoine from France

Superb image with an excellent framing. Great work. I like it. Have a lovely day Steven. Antoine

25 Sep 2012 5:49am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Good colour satuaration

25 Sep 2012 6:25am

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

...and thanks for eco-infos!

25 Sep 2012 6:35am

tataray from france, France

Ohh magnifique ... mais je pars m'isoler dans un petit coin !... :))

25 Sep 2012 8:14am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good general view of this obviously popular small beach. Perhaps its popularity is great because it has been mainly left untouched.

25 Sep 2012 9:20am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Amazing location with the palm trees and wonderfully textured rocks surrounding the cove. Beautiful image, Steven!

25 Sep 2012 10:44am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nice little beach.. lovely shot

25 Sep 2012 10:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Delightful place and good to know it is a protected marine park. Excellent point of view and the detail you capture here conveys all the natural beauty of the Cove.

25 Sep 2012 11:10am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful processing of the frame .

25 Sep 2012 12:14pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Looks like a wonderful and scenic place, and your photo makes me want to go there.

25 Sep 2012 1:00pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow, how *crowded* it was when you were there; it must have been a hot day.

25 Sep 2012 2:49pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition !

25 Sep 2012 4:01pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent beach scene ... Beautiful photo and excellent processing !!!

25 Sep 2012 5:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just a few miles up the beach....clothing optional :-) This cove is so very popular...to be honest, in the 20+ years we lived there, we only went to the cove a couple of times just to look really ;-) It is beautiful for sure. barbara's boss had his house on a hillside overlooking and we would visit there :-) Not bad pretending we were rich La Joll-ites for an evening ;-) Then it was back to the dwelling in Ranch Penasquitos... Great shot, Steven ;-)

25 Sep 2012 6:01pm

@Denny Jump Photo: The unfortunate thing was where I was taking this photo from. Right below me was a huge stone plateau where over the course of years many birds left their droppings behind, leaving the stone covered in white and a smell so bad that it was unbearable after only a few seconds. I didn't know how homeowners could live in their condos nearby with that smell. AACCKK!!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow ... what a fantastic festive colorful scene ... this place is beautiful!

25 Sep 2012 6:02pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Lovely colorful candy like people make your capture more beautiful and I love those palms!

25 Sep 2012 6:32pm

franz from Baden, Austria

looks absolutely nice down there, if a little crowded ...

25 Sep 2012 7:04pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous point of view. I like how the people provides spots of color.

25 Sep 2012 8:24pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful image of this beautiful beach.

25 Sep 2012 9:25pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks a lovely place, lovely shot

25 Sep 2012 10:27pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like this scene and greatly appreciate the background information you've included. My newlywed daughter and her newlywed husband are in San Diego for about another month; then they will be moving to Okinawa for 3 years. Maybe if he's re-stationed in San Diego when they return, I'd like to see this spot, in person.

25 Sep 2012 11:11pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

yes I remember that smell ;-)

25 Sep 2012 11:22pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nicely colored shot. I know the place well. Good representation.

25 Sep 2012 11:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The colors are beautiful! What a wonderful place. I have only been to San Diego once and not for very long. I would have loved to have stayed longer. This looks like a wonderplace to set out a blanket!

26 Sep 2012 12:00am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

What an amazingly beautiful spot.

26 Sep 2012 4:45am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautiful beach. At high tide they will run out of space.

26 Sep 2012 9:04am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Lovely place. Its a pity that this place is not so lovely as it appears here...

26 Sep 2012 5:30pm