La Jolla’s Weather in 8 Photos That Prove La Jolla Has the Best Weather Year Round

La Jolla is known for our bountiful sunshine and great beach weather year round—and we’ve got proof. Check out these Instagram photos of the fantastic weather we have in La Jolla (unlike NorCal).

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Valentine’s at the tidepools

Check out that sunset! Even in February you can roll up your pants and go wading at the beach. The La Jolla tide pools are incredible any time of year, but winter is an especially great time to visit because the low tides let you see more sealife. Make sure to keep an eye out for slippery rocks.

March breeze at Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a great destination year-round for hikes and beach days. That killer blue sky is incredible, and expect warm sunshine with a cool sea breeze! Be aware that on the trails there is not much tree cover, so be sure to wear sunscreen as it can be a bit tough on the skin. If you’re looking for a plan, try our Torrey Pines itinerary here.

Kayaking in September

The water is pretty warm year-round in La Jolla. Not only is it good news for beach lovers, it makes kayaking painless all year round! This image is from September, when you might even see migrating wildlife on your kayak trip. Leopard sharks (who are harmless and just do their own thing!) can be found in the warmer waters of La Jolla from June to November, with the highest peaks in July and August.

Sunny bike ride on Thanksgiving

With 263 days of sunny weather per year, the weather in La Jolla is always great for a day at the beach, even on Thanksgiving! There’s a lot of great bike trails in La Jolla, and several at Torrey Pines Park. Enjoy the sun on your back, the wind in your face, and the day with family and friends!

Dog-friendly weather

If your dog doesn’t like going out in the rain, she’ll almost never have to worry in La Jolla. People take their dogs to their favorite places all year long, as the Village has many dog-friendly businesses! Hint: many restaurants with balcony or outdoor seating will let you bring your dog, and stores that have a water bowl outside are a good bet. Always ask staff, though.

Enjoy the weather at the Salk Institute

With a sunny and clear sky like this, take the time to go on a tour of the picturesque Salk Institute. It’s got a great view of the sea and the open sky that’s only accentuated by the gorgeous architecture! Stroll around (don’t forget your camera) and consider bringing a picnic to eat on the lawn.

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Visit the seals during a winter sunset

Seals are adorable! However, we don’t recommend that you get this close to the seals at the Cove no matter how cute they are, especially if you’re near Children’s Beach and it’s winter. Seal birthing season starts December 15 and goes through spring, and Children’s Beach is closed to protect the seal pups there. We’re a little surprised this person’s so bundled up, but it looks like the people in the background are doing just fine without hats and scarves in December. If you want to visit the La Jolla Cove seals, check out these 8 things to know before you go.

Christmas on the beach

Look at this adorable tree! On a sunny Christmas day, bring a picnic and let the wind ruffle your hair as you celebrate the holiday. Watch out for sand in your stocking.

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