The Children’s Pool Seals
See animals without even going to the zoo at the Children’s Pool in La Jolla. Here, seals lounge on the sandy beach and playfully swim around. The Children’s Pool is a small beach protected by a seawall built in 1931. The original intention was to close off the channel and create a safe bathing area for children.
In 1970, seals began to frequent the protected cove and eventually overtook the beach area. Since then the controversy regarding whether or not the seals should be allowed to stay has been a hot topic in the community. So far the seals have won and the area remains their safe haven.
Please respect the seals, maintain a safe distance and do not touch. The area has become a must-see San Diego attraction where visitors can witness the unique wildlife from a short distance away. During low tide, additional wildlife can be observed in the tide pools as well. Children’s Pool also provides 360-degree incredible views of La Jolla, the Pacific Ocean and beautiful California sunsets. Mass Transit bus route 30
Click here for a map the the La Jolla Children’s Pool.