When we all think of Southern California, a few images pop into our heads. Sunny beaches, great waves, shopping, being outside, and so much more. One thing you may not think about, but you should, is caves. Up and down the California coast is hundreds of caves that are so much fun to explore. Here at Penny Realty, we love sending people to the La Jolla Caves for an interesting afternoon. Let’s check out all of the ways that you can get to know our beautiful La Jolla Caves.
About La Jolla Caves
The La Jolla Caves are located close to San Diego and have become a top destination for locals and travelers alike. All of these California caves have been formed from hundreds of years of water hitting the cliffside shores and eventually eating away at the rocks to give us what we have today. What makes these La Jolla Caves so spectacular is that they are a living thing. Each time you go, something will be slightly different. In Spanish, la jolla means the jewel and one visit there will quickly show you why so many people love it. There are two ways to explore the La Jolla Caves, by water and by land.
Exploring La Jolla Caves by Land
You may be wondering how this can be, how can you explore the caves by land? Trust us, there is a way. It all starts with The Cave Store. When you go in, take your time and peruse what they have. When you are ready to go to the caves, you will descend a 145 step tunnel that will lead you to where you need to go. The steps can be slick from the surrounding water so be sure to take your time. You will notice the colors on the walls that are there from mineral deposits over time. When you finish your descent you will be able to have a view of the oceans and the La Jolla Caves that are just amazing.
Exploring La Jolla Caves by Water
The other way to get to know the La Jolla Caves is by water. There are two companies to choose from that have wonderful cave tours.
- Bike and Kayak Tours– As the name states, they offer bike and kayak tours. For the La Jolla Caves, they have a 2 hour La Jolla Kayak Tour where you can explore the 7 caves that make up the area. The rates start at $39 per person and there is no experience necessary and is great for ages 5 and up. On the tour, you will not only see the caves but the animal residents as well. Have a look at their other offers to make your day with them unbelievable.
- La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks– This company offers not only La Jolla Caves kayak tour as well as kayak rentals. This is perfect if you want to explore the waters on your own. Their kayak tour is 1.5 hours long and will take you to the marine ecological reserve that has 5 different ecosystems within it. You will see sandy beaches, rocky shallows, steep cliffs, kelp forests, and deep water canyons. They have two pricing structures, peak time and non-peak time. Have a look at all the days and times they offer when you book your tour with them.
As you can see, the La Jolla Caves are a site that you just have to see to believe. Anytime you come to the San Diego area, consider renting a vacation home instead of staying at a hotel. We have homes of every shape and size in locations all over the San Diego area. Contact us today and let us help you find the perfect San Diego vacation rental.