La Jolla Historical Society
This place has vintage photos and beach memorabilia (think old bathing costumes and lifeguard buoys). For more historical structures,...
Housed in a graceful Spanish renaissance structure, this space is devoted exclusively to art and music. Its reading room is a lovely...
St James Episcopal Church
Asian tapas-style dishes shine at this gorgeous eatery with clever lighting that makes everyone look good. The Polynesian crab stack,...
850 Coast Blvd · interesting places nearby
Children's Pool information
La Jolla’s Children’s Pool was created in the early 1930s as a public city park. Then came the seals, drawing tourists but gradually nudging out swimmers completely by 1997. Animal-rights groups and swimmers duked it out in court. Animal rights groups want to protect the cove as a seal rookery, while swimmers and divers wanted the seals – whose presence raises bacterial levels in the waters to unsafe levels – removed. For now the seals remain, surrounded by a simple rope barrier to keep humans at bay.
State and federal courts have consistently ruled that the seals must go, but Mother Nature may be the final authority.