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  1. Tidepool fanatic and nudibranch nerd here, headed to La Jolla for the first time. Can you recommend the best locations to find nudibranchs?? πŸ™‚

    • I like the tidepools at Dike Rock the best. You can find them by walking north from the pier (La Jolla Shores). I love the nudibranchs as well! Hope you have fun!

  2. Yay, just saw you responded! (for some reason it didn’t show up before) Thank you so much, we’ll definitely check out Dike Rock! So excited to go explore! If you don’t mind another question, where is the best place to park to get there?? Love your tidepool pics!

    • Iβ€˜m glad you like the pics πŸ™‚
      Parking is a little tricky. Most of the parking is on-street parking, which is ok during the year, but gets really crowded in the summer.
      When you are coming down La Jolla Shores Dr and turn right into EL Paseo Grande, the best thing is to park as soon as you find a parking spot. There is also a parking lot, but I think that one belongs to the Cafe nearby. On the left side of the parking lot are stairs leading to the beach and then you are pretty close to the pier…

      • Thank you so much for the tips, I so appreciate it! It’s so helpful to have the inside info of someone who knows the area! Is Dike Rock where many of your La Jolla tidepool pics were taken? We’re in central AZ and La Jolla is one of the closest places for me to get my tidepool fix, so I’m trying to get the most out of our time there. So excited! πŸ™‚

        • No problem. Iβ€˜m happy to talk to someone who loves tidepools just like I do :). Nearly all of my La Jolla pictures were taken at Dike Rock. A few are from La Jolla Cove and Bird Rock. These spots are maybe 10min driving from La Jolla shores. La Jolla Cove is nice because it has seals, nice beaches and a promenade to take a walk. But in my opinion isnβ€˜t that great for tide pooling. Bird Rock is good for tide pooling, but I still liked Dike Rock the best. πŸ™‚

          • Awesome, I can’t wait to check it out! Our travel plans have changed and now it looks like we might not make it until May. Are nudibranchs still around then (as opposed to March) or does it not matter the time of year? Thank you so much for all of your help!

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