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.
The housing in this neighborhood includes apartments, condominiums, beach cottages, oceanfront homes, and sprawling homes on half acre sites in the Upper Shores just across La Jolla Shores Drive. La Jolla Shores Drive rises to the north, towards UCSD, it passes the beautiful, gated community of Montoro.
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Dining and Shopping
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Parks and Recreation
Kellogg Park is the large grassy park located at La Jolla Shores beach, this area provides ample space for children to run and play. There is an excellent playground near the boardwalk about 75 yards south of the Lifeguard Station. Adding to the pro-family atmosphere of La Jolla Shores and Kellogg Park is a complete ban on alcoholic beverages. La Jolla Shores has the only beach front boat launch within the City limits and is a popular area for Surf Camps, divers and kayakers.
Fortified by 300 foot sea cliffs is Torrey Pines City Beach, home to Black’s Beach, is located at the northern most point of La Jolla. Difficult and hazardous to access for the public, this spot is favored by local surfers and body boarders. And although nudity is prohibited by law in California, Black’s Beach is frequented by those who prefer to enjoy the surf and sand in the buff.
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