Located right next to the La Jolla shores, Kellogg Park is a large grassy area that offers entertainment and relaxation for both kids and adults. And because the park is so close to the beach, it’s the perfect place to take a break from the sand and surf.

The park’s main features are the two play structures. One play space is specifically geared towards babies and toddlers, while the other structure features swings, hanging bars and slides for older children. They even have junior-sized lifeguard towers on the north side of the playground.

Kellogg Park also has several interactive educational reliefs located throughout the park. The park boasts a rather impressive map of the ocean, complete with bronze inlays of shells and other sea creatures. Other reliefs include “what to do in a rip current” and teaching awareness about pollution and the benefits of recycling.

Food is allowed on the beach and in the park so we suggestion packing a picnic for the whole fam to enjoy.

The park does get crowded during the weekend and parking becomes a bit of a hassle, so warm weekdays and early mornings are a better choice.

Both restrooms and showers are available on site for public use.

Tip: Hungry? Forgot your towel? Walk along Avenida de la Playa and hit up some of the shops to refill your supplies and grab a bite to eat.

Recommendations: Try out La Jolla Cheese Shop for a pre-beach sandwich, or Osteria Romantica for some delicious Italian food.

Kellogg Park/La Jolla Shores

8200 Camino Del Oro

(between Vallecitos & Lee Lane)

La Jolla, CA 92037

Hours:

Open daily from 4:00 am – 10:00 pm. Parking lot gates close at 10:00 pm.

— Scott Wardell