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La Jolla, CA: Tide Pools and Ocean Views in La ..

January 26, 2021

No matter what time of year it is, Southern California delivers beautiful weather and that is no different in the beachside city of La Jolla. Located in San Diego County, La Jolla is known for its sweeping ocean views and gorgeous coastline making it the perfect place to explore year round, and what better way to tour a gorgeous seaside town than from the seat of a Pedego? Sit back and enjoy the amazing views of the California coastline, as you take in the ultimate display of what Southern California living is truly like. There is no time to waste– grab your loved ones or just take the trip solo because the perfect day awaits!

Planning the Perfect Day

1. Start at Pedego La Jolla

To start your fun day ahead, you must stop at Pedego La Jolla to pick out which Pedego you’re going to take along for the ride! Whether you are renting, or decide to purchase, the friendly faces at Pedego La Jolla will be able to assist you with all of your needs. Pedego La Jolla offers Pedego’s full lineup of e-bikes, so whether you want to ride a throttle only, pedal assist, specialty, or premium Pedego model, they have you covered!

With a Pedego bike, you are sure to have a great time, no matter what your fitness level or age is. Pedego allows you to get in a hard workout if you desire, or just sit back and enjoy the ride, and once you’re ready to hop on your bike and get going, the first destination is only a short distance away.

5702 La Jolla Blvd., Suite 101A
La Jolla, CA 92037

2. La Jolla Hermosa Park

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Pedego La Jolla is the La Jolla, Hermosa Park. Named one of the Top 5 Family-Friendly Parks in La Jolla, in addition to being ranked one of the Best Picnic Spots in all of La Jolla, the Hermosa Park welcomes you with a breathtaking view of the ocean. Lock up your Pedego for a bit and sprawl out a blanket to enjoy the view. Even though your day is just getting started, you won’t want to miss the undeniable beauty this park offers firsthand.

5780 Chelsea Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Couple sitting on the beach looking out at the sunset.

3. Sun Gold Point

After you have gotten back on your Pedego, it’s time to head to the next stop on your tour– Sun Gold Point. Sun Gold Point is a rock jetty that protrudes out from the rock cliffs along the La Jolla coast, and when the sun hits it just right, it looks as if it is a ray of sunshine. It is known for being a great place to watch both sunrise and sunset; however, no matter what time of day you go, Sun Gold Point is the perfect place to snap some photos to commemorate the day.

6010 Camino De La Costa
La Jolla, CA 92037

Waves crashing against the rocks in La Jolla.

4. Big Rock Reef

Next up on your tour is Big Rock Reef, which gets its name from is one of the large chunk of reef that juts out just offshore. It is one of the most popular surf spots in La Jolla and is frequented by many surfers day in and day out. No matter what time of year it is, you are sure to see surfers trying to catch some waves, but word has it that the best conditions to surf Big Rock is when a swell from the west combines with an offshore wind from the east. Not into surfing? No problem! Big Rock Reef is also a great spot for tide pooling when it is low tide.

Big Rock Reef
La Jolla, CA 92037

5. Windansea Beach

The next stop on your coastal ride is Windansea Beach, located adjacent to the synonymously named Windansea neighborhood. Ever since the 1940’s Windansea Beach has been known as a surfing hot spot, as it later gathered the attention of the surfing community thanks to the Windansea Surf Club. The Windansea Surf Club’s original members included many famous local San Diego surfers such as Chuck Hasely, Mike Hynson, Skip Frye, and Billy Caster who frequented the surf spot during the 1960s. Today, the Windansea Beach remains a well-regarded surf spot since its sloped ocean floor creates powerful waves. Another noteworthy feature of Windansea Beach is the palm-covered shack that sits among the shore. Known as the Windansea Beach Surf Shack, it represents the carefree luau days of the past and is currently a protected historical landmark. Before heading out to your next stop, be sure to snap a few photos of the ocean views or grab some selfies in front of the Surf Shack!

6800 Neptune Place
La Jolla, CA 92083

Surf shack at Windansea beach.

6. Cuvier Park

Cuvier Park is the next stop on your tour, located just a little over a mile away from Windansea Beach. Cuvier Park delivers breathtaking views and is also called The Wedding Bowl since it is a common site for wedding ceremonies. It has been named one of the most beautiful wedding venues along the San Diego shoreline and is perfect for small, intimate gatherings. If you visit while the park is event-free, Cuvier Park is the perfect place to lock up your Pedego and take a quick break. You are about halfway done with your tour at this point, so why not kick back and take in the view before heading off to your next destination.

590 Coast Blvd S.
La Jolla, CA 92037

7. La Jolla Tide Pools

The La Jolla Tide Pools is one of the best places in all of San Diego to go tide pooling. It offers a multitude of rocky cliffs and sandy beaches which have created an endless supply of nooks and crannies for discoveries of marine life creatures to take place. Feel free to lock up your bikes and take a look at all the tide pools have to offer, but be careful as it can be slippery! Be sure to keep an eye out for marine creatures as some tend to be hidden among the rocks; whereas, other more vibrant sea life, begs for photos to be taken of them. Once you finish up looking at all the sea creatures, hop back on your Pedego because your next destination is only a short distance away!

303 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 9203

Seals in La Jolla Cove.

8. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Don’t ride too fast from the Tide Pools or else you might miss the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. The MCASD provides an unprecedented variety of exhibition spaces and experiences for the community. The Museum of Contemporary Art has two locations in San Diego, but when you visit La Jolla you can expect to take in the fabulous ocean views from the Edwards Garden Gallery, or peruse a selection of contemporary books and innovative design objects at the museum’s store. Feel free to take a look inside and explore all that the museum has to offer– you can even enjoy lunch at the Museum Cafe to refuel yourself for the rest of the ride.

700 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037

9. Shell Beach

Once you have finished a bite to eat at the Museum Cafe, Shell Beach is the next destination you will hit! Located at the south end of the Ellen Browning Scripps Park, you will be greeted by a long set of stairs that takes you from the grass park down to Shell Beach. As you might have guessed from the name, Shell Beach, is famous for its many shells that line the sand. The beach isn’t incredibly big since it is bookended with bluffs, but at low tide, the beach seems vast. Take a walk along the beach and pick out some unique shells before going back up the stairs to your next stop.

1000 Coast Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037

10. Ellen Browning Scripps Park – La Jolla Cove

Once you hike back up the stairs, you are at the Ellen Browning Scripps Park! This is a popular place in La Jolla for tourists and residents alike, to hang out. It is also one of the most photographed locations in all of San Diego with three gorgeous beaches, a scenic park, and an ideal lookout for whale-watching and witnessing beautiful sunsets. Hop back on your Pedego and head to La Jolla Cove which is the most northern beach out of the three. This beach tends to get pretty packed, so don’t be afraid to use your bell here but always be sure to ride safely and stay aware of others. Once you arrive at the La Jolla Cove there are a variety of activities to enjoy like tidepools at low tide, a cave built to climb through, and more often than not you will be able to see a gang of harbor seals basking in the sun and posing for photographs.

1100 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Overview of La Jolla, San Diego.

11. Brockton Villa Restaurant

Once you depart from La Jolla Cove, it’s time to grab a refreshment and a bite to eat, and luckily for you, the Brockton Villa Restaurant is less than a 10-minute ride away! The Brockton Villa Restaurant has a historic background, as it is housed in one of the first beach cottages that were constructed along a formerly barren hillside along the La Jolla Cove in 1894. Throughout the years the Brockton Villa has been home to many unique people and businesses, but in 2005 it was purchased by Megan and Dave Heine who wanted to expand their family restaurants to the Bird Rock area. The Brockton Villa Restaurant is well-known for its delicious brunch items, and the amazing view they have of the ocean.

1235 Coast Blvd.
La Jolla, CA 92037

12. George’s at the Cove

If you are interested in dining in the later hours of the day, then the best place to stop is George’s at the Cove. It is renowned chef Trey Foshee’s restaurant, where they serve New American cuisine in an elegant setting with ocean views. The restaurant is tri-leveled with each floor highlighting a different type of Californian cuisine. Whether you are interested in a casual bite or fine dining experience, George’s at the Cove has you covered! Enjoy the amazing view and food that they have to offer before heading back to Pedego La Jolla to finish your perfect day.

1250 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA 92037

The Best Pedego Bike For Your Ride

Pedego La Jolla offers Pedego’s full lineup of bike options for rental, but our recommendation for this ride is one of our Interceptors. The Pedego Interceptor is America’s best selling electric bike, as it combines beach cruiser comfort and style with breathtaking performance and user-friendly features. It will allow you to ride with ease through La Jolla, and if it feels like it was made just for you– that’s because it was!

The Interceptor is offered in two different models, Classic and Step-Thru. The Step-Thru model provides a comfortable and easy way for you to step through to the other side of your bike; whereas, the Classic frame is built higher and requires you to swing your leg over the seat to get on. Regardless of which model you choose– comfort is something that won’t be compromised.

Once you decide on which Interceptor model you prefer, it’s time to get on and ride! You can get a good workout by altering your Pedal Assist settings or use the throttle and cruise along if you are interested in a more laid back ride.

Unsure about which Pedego model would be best for you? The friendly faces at Pedego La Jolla are more than happy to assist you with any questions you may have. To see the complete range of Pedego electric bikes available, check them out here.

Stephanie Blue Interceptor from Pedego

Hello, Fun!

The only step left to take is to gather your family and friends and head down to Pedego La Jolla, as the perfect day is calling your name!

To schedule your rental or answer any questions, feel free to contact Pedego La Jolla at [email protected] or call (858)-291-8845.