"Loved the Sunny Jim Cave!" La Jolla Tip by Jefie

La Jolla, San Diego: 47 reviews and 84 photos

  Sunny Jim Cave in La Jolla, San Diego
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  • Sunny Jim Cave in La Jolla, San Diego - San Diego
      Sunny Jim Cave in La Jolla, San Diego
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  • Man-made tunnel leading to the cave - San Diego
      Man-made tunnel leading to the cave
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  • Inside La Jolla's Sunny Jim Cave - San Diego
      Inside La Jolla's Sunny Jim Cave
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When I looked up this attraction online, I stumbled upon pretty bad reviews that basically said the place was a tourist trap. Since they only charged $4 to get in, I wondered how much of a rip off it could be and decided to go anyways, but didn't get my hopes up too high. Perhaps that's why I was so pleasantly surprised! There's a sign near the tunnel entrance that explains you're about to walk down 144 steps through a man-made tunnel that has stood in place for over 100 years and is therefore considered very safe. But still, I doubt very much that clautrophobic people would enjoy the experience. You need to hang on to the hand railing as you go down since the ground can be slippery when wet (which it usually is). The tunnel leads to a stunning 75-million-year-old sea cave, the only one on the California coastland that can be accessed on foot. To see and hear the water rush at you while you're standing on the small, rickety wooden pier is worth the price of admission in itself!

Address: 1325 Cave Street
Directions: La Jolla
Phone: 858-459-0746
Website: http://www.cavestore.com

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 4, 2013
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