Located in the southernmost section of La Jolla and borders Tourmaline in Pacific Beach. Bird Rock is a neighborhood offering some of La Jolla’s more reasonably priced homes as well as exceptional oceanfront estates, a small business district with unique shops and restaurants, an oceanside park, and surfers’ favorite, Tourmaline Beach. Bird Rock has traditionally been considered a tight-knit community and remains so today.
Bird Rock, a quaint coastal community, attracts visitors and locals alike with a fabulous mix of restaurants, eclectic shops, seaside parks, and stunning vistas. The village gets its name from a prominent rock (albeit eroding) that attracts a slew of sea birds, located at the end of Bird Rock Avenue. The main attractions, however, are the coastal parks and vistas featuring picturesque coves, sandstone cliffs and sea grass covered reefs.
Bird Rock homes are some of the most enchanting homes you will find in the coastal community of La Jolla. Bird Rock is the premier area in La Jolla filled with custom architectural stimulating homes with beach side cafe’s and restaurants that line La Jolla Blvd. Bird Rock is a very active community with lots of residents walking amongst the neighborhood.
Bird Rock is blessed with one of the best elementary schools in the San Diego Unified School District. Bird Rock Elementary School students continue their public education at Muirlands Middle School and La Jolla High School, a short drive or bike ride to the north. School reference: www.greatschools.org or www.sandi.net
Dining and Shopping
The heart of Bird Rock is the merchant district which covers 3-1/2 blocks of La Jolla Boulevard from Midway Avenue to Camino de la Costa. The district is home to nearly 100 businesses, offering a wide variety of products and professional and personal services as well as restaurants. Bird Rock has a reputation as a restaurant row with offerings to satisfy every palate and budget, from casual snacks to elegant old-world dining. The merchant district underwent a major transformation in 2008 as the four-lane boulevard was converted to a landscaped two-lane road with diagonal parking. The transformation made the district pedestrian-friendly and an inviting place to stroll, enjoy a cup of coffee, and dine al fresco.
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Parks and Recreation
Calumet Park is perched on a small coastal bluff with park benches to admire the ocean view and watch surfers. Its grassy lawn is perfect for kids and dogs, and has a mid-morning yoga class held most weekends. Coastal access is via a short path to a rocky beach below.
La Jolla Hermosa Park is a small rocky park with benches, picnic tables, and a BBQ overlooking a lovely cove, but no coastal access. The shoreline is accessibility at N. Bird Rock Vista on Camino de la Costa or at the end of Bird Rock Avenue.