Wipeout Beach - LaJolla.com

Wipeout Beach

Known For

Incredibly popular spot for tide pooling

Great place to watch and photograph the sunset

Easily walkable and picturesque

Not ideal for swimming or sunbathing

Overview & Amenities

If your perfect beach day consists of exploring caves and the marine life in the tidepools, then Wipeout Beach is ideal for you! However, you’ll want to check for low tides as the ocean covers the tidepools for half of the day. This beach is known for capturing great photos, so don’t forget your camera!

  • Bike Parking
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Kids
  • Free Parking

For skimboarding, shore break surfing, or exploring sea caves and tide pools, Wipeout Beach is the place to go. It’s a long, sandy stretch of beach located just south of the Children’s Pool. Low tide is the best place to explore here, as most of the marine life is covered when the tide rises. The round, curved pools of marine life are popular for budding photographers, especially during sunset. Because these La Jolla tide pools are so off the beaten path, they are rarely crowded and make for a fun family adventure. Just remember to wear closed-toed shoes!

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