La Jolla Shores
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La Jolla Shores
La Jolla Shores and the Scripps Pier
La Jolla Shores Beach

La Jolla Shores is a beach and popular vacation/residential community of the same name in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The quaint La Jolla Shores business district is a relaxed, mixed-use village encircling Laureate Park,on Avenida de la Playa in the village of La Jolla Shores.

The beach is approximately one mile long and stretches from the sea cliffs just north of La Jolla Cove to Black's Beach south of Torrey Pines State Park. Shores meets the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and Kellogg Park, encompasses the Scripps Pier and borders the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve to the south. The beach is a popular launch point for kayakers as it is the only beach boat launch in the San Diego city limits.[1] The beach is also popular among stand up paddlers, swimmers and snorkelers. During certain times of year you can see leopard sharks, stingrays and other sealife.

Described by the Orange County Register as "the best beach in the area",[2] La Jolla Shores regularly features in the TruTV show, Beach Patrol: San Diego and Lifeguard on The Weather Channel.

270° panorama overlooking La Jolla Shores as seen from an overlook near the Martin Johnson House, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, during a late August sunset.


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  2. ^ Warner, GA, Stylish playground, Orange County Register, January 12, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2007.

Coordinates: 32°51?39?N 117°15?25?W / 32.86083°N 117.25694°W / 32.86083; -117.25694

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