Whenever I ask Southern Californians to hit me their top three must-sees, there’s one hot spot that never fails to be mentioned: Children’s Pool in La Jolla Cove.
Children’s Pool, AKA Seal Beach, is like going to the zoo without all the guilt. Seals and Sea Lions dot the beach and nearby coast, bathing in the sun.
Visitors can get within feet of these creatures as they carelessly nap in a cuddle puddle.
But don’t be THAT guy and try to touch them. They are wild animals, let them keep their dignity and freedom!
If you do decide to try and pet one, I hope you get bit. Hey, what? I was tempted too, but I also have a brain! Sorry, not sorry! Seriously, though, keep your distance. Getting too close or touching them is dangerous and causes them unnecessary stress.
Just be aware that free public parking is a hot commodity, and you’ll pay a pretty penny for the parking garages if you don’t have the patience to wait for an opening. Also, don’t limit yourself to the main beach area. If you walk a little north along the coast, there’s a rocky area with a high concentration of seals and sea lions where you can get even closer.
TRYING TO MAKE IT THROUGH LIFE LIKE . . .
La Jolla Cove is the perfect day trip to bring your family, your date, and your friends! Also, watch out for the birds!