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Watch La Jolla from Anywhere in the World

March 4, 2013 | By | Reply More

During pupping season, the Seal Cam at the Children’s Pool makes it possible to watch La Jolla from anywhere in the world.

What’s that you say? You’d like to visit La Jolla, but you’re short of time? Or a plane ticket? No problem. Our community’s multiple web cams make it possible to watch La Jolla from anywhere in the world.

The newest web camera – and the one that’s getting all the attention these days – is the Seal Cam located at the harbor seal rookery at the Children’s Pool.

This is pupping season and fans of seals – reportedly more than 1,000 a day – from as far away as Australia, Russia, and Iran are tuning in and watching the marine mammals waddling in and out of the water, basking in the sun, and even giving birth.

The cam was installed by the nonprofit Western Alliance for Nature Conservancy and is the first and only seal cam on the West Coast.

Its champion, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, says “he welcomes the world to experience an ecological miracle in an urban environment.”

Insider tip: The seals usually have their young at night, so it’s lucky the web cam operates 24/7. The camera will remain in place until May 15, the end of the seals’ pupping season.

The Children’s Pool is near the La Jolla Cove, which just ranked number 8 on a TripAdvisor compilation of the Top 25 Beaches in the United States. Unfortunately, we don’t have a web cam – yet – at The Cove where pelicans are nesting and sea lions have established a colony.

The Scripps Pier Cam catches all the action at La Jolla Shores Beach.

However, you can watch the action at La Jolla Shores Beach courtesy of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s Pier Cam.  Here you’ll see surfers riding waves, lots of people walking on the beach, and kids playing in the sand.

There’s also a camera on the Lodge at Torrey Pines providing a view of the action at Torrey Pines Golf Course. The Course Cam  provides sweeping panoramas of the lush green fairways on a bluff above the ocean.

Finally, be sure to take a look at the Kelp Cam at Birch Aquarium at Scripps.   

I wasn’t kidding when I said you can watch La Jolla from anywhere in the world – and I hope you will – and then please come and visit.

The Course Cam is mounted on the five-diamond Lodge at Torrey Pines.

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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