La Jolla is one of the most beautiful places in San Diego. The expansive cliffs, numerous sea lions, incredible views of the coast, and classy shops and dining options attract thousands of visitors daily. On a beautiful Sunday in March, the 8th to be exact, I ventured out to find a coffee shop with an ocean view and to take a nice walk around La Jolla Cove. It takes patience to find parking, but eventually one of the 2-hour spots near the grassy area will become available.

Having been to The Living Room Coffeehouse on Prospect Street only a handful of times, I wasn't positive I would find what I was looking for. Thankfully, a little table in the back was situated above a walkway leading right to the ocean. After the barista finished with my tasty handcrafted mocha, I settled into my seat to soak in the view. Considering it was at the beginning of what is now being called the pandemic, there were only a few people scattered about. They have a great menu including cookies, pastries, muffins, scones, chicken pie, quiche, soup, hummus, and many more delicious items.

After enjoying my time at the coffeehouse I made my way to the cliffs near the Sunny Jim Cave. The ocean view is incredible with walkways, trees, and cliffs. I walked over by the cliffs where many people were looking out over the ocean. Many kayakers in the water, from La Jolla Shores, were being instructed on how to get in and out of the caves. The sea lions and seals were barking and grunting loudly below. As I climbed closer to the edge of the cliff to take pictures of the waves crashing on the rocks below I could see other people getting dangerously close to the edge.

As I was about to go up the wooden stairs to walk back to my car a firefighter ran by me. Turns out there was a woman who fell about 10 feet. Before I knew it a cliff rescue was in full force. It was amazing to see the amount of care and attention the firefighters put into rescuing this woman. She had injured her ankle and was cold from the breeze. One firefighter brought her several blankets, while another asked if she needed medication for the pain. It took some time before they pulled her up. She was in good spirits, but extremely embarrassed. Every year firefighters are forced to rescue people who either get stuck on the cliff or fall. Be careful so you can enjoy the day and not end up in the emergency room or worse.

Before you leave head over to the La Jolla Cave store where you can pay $5 a person to go into the cave. The steps are long and slippery so be prepared to get a workout. Once you get to the bottom there is a nice lookout point. It's a great experience for anyone who has never been in a cave before. The store has jewelry, shells, and trinkets for sale, so grab a souvenir or keepsake to remember this wonderful experience.

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Cliffs in La Jolla near The La Jolla Cave Store


Cliff rescue in La Jolla


Successful cliff rescue in La Jolla


Wooden bench overlooking the Cliffs in La Jolla


Ocean view from the cliffs in La Jolla


La Jolla Cove beach


Sunny Jim Cave in La Jolla


Stairway to Sunny Jim Cave