EXPLORE CALIFORNIA: LA JOLLA Beach San Diego {PART 1}

 

A few weeks ago we got the chance to travel to California for both of our boys' basketball competitions. It was so fun and we made the best memories with our teams, but truly what would a weekend in Cali be, without a visit to the beach? 

We planned to hit it up on our first day there, but our little Bean ended up with a high fever and wasn't feeling up to it, so we made a last minute decision to go before we headed home. We got up just before the sun awoke, and ventured down to the coast bright and early.

I never can decided if I'm more of a mountain girl or a beach lover. I love them both, but today La Jolla stole my heart and I'm so glad we got to end our amazing trip with the waves pouring over us and the sand sticking to our toes.

La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California

The beaches at La Jolla are notorious for their Seals and Sea Lions, which is the main reason we decided to come here. And because it's spring time, there were little baby pups all over the beach. It was the cutest thing ever!

La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California

After watching the seals for a few hours, we walked up Coast Blvd. to find The Cave Store. La Jolla is home to seven sea caves between La Jolla Shores and La Jolla Cove. They say the caves are best to explore while kayaking or paddle boarding, but since time wasn't our side for this day trip, we decided to hit up Sunny Jim's Cave, which is the only sea cave in La Jolla accessible by land. Inside this rustic little store, you will find the dark tunnel leading down to Sunny Jim's.

La Jolla Beach California

145 steps down. . .

To see this!!

La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California

Fun Fact: In 1902, Sunny Jim's Sea Cave was given its name by Frank Baum (the author of the wizard of Oz) because the opening of the cave looked like a British ceral mascot, who was also named Sunny Jim!

La Jolla Beach California
La Jolla Beach California

Stay tuned... On Friday we'll be posting part 2 of our La Jolla adventure!!