What is the best time to snorkel in La Jolla?

What is the best time to snorkel in La Jolla?

between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
During most of the year, La Jolla’s prime snorkeling hours are between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. Although the ocean can get fussy overnight, the surf often begins to calm down as the sun gets higher in the sky. Fish are easier to see, and underwater colors are more vibrant with the added light from the midday sun.

What is the water visibility in La Jolla?

1. Water visibility can sometimes exceed up to 30 feet. A fact that arguably makes it one of the most ideal spots to snorkel and scuba dive in all of Southern California.

Is La Jolla Cove open?

Yes. La Jolla Cove is open to the public and it is one of the best free things to do in La Jolla.

Where can I snorkel in La Jolla Cove?

Snorkeling at La Jolla Shores is best on either end of the swimmer’s beach (either north of the pier or south near the Marine Room restaurant). There are sting rays in this area, so just be sure to shuffle your feet as you enter the water to let them know you’re there.

Can you snorkel at La Jolla without a guide?

Snorkeling La Jolla Tour Information You can venture out with a partner on your own if you feel comfortable doing so. Make sure to rent a mask and snorkel for a full day so you have plenty of time to explore. You can take a guided tour with experienced professionals if you prefer.

Does La Jolla Cove smell?

The air throughout the La Jolla Cove area is filled with the odor of sea lion and bird feces. The smell can be especially offensive on the warmest days in the summer.

Can you snorkel in La Jolla Cove without a tour?

You can keep swimming toward La Jolla Cove along the sea caves here where spiny lobster, angelsharks, schools of fish, Garibaldi, sea lions, and others live. Personally, I would take a kayak and snorkeling tour if you’re unfamiliar with the area (or even if you are).

What visibility is good for snorkeling?

Great visibility would be 70 ft +. Good/average would be 50 – 60 ft. Poor/I feel uncomfortable visibility is 15 feet and below.