Sunny Jim Cave in La Jolla – The Hidden Cave at La Jolla Cove

Sunny Jim Cave in La Jolla is a great spot to check out when you are looking for something to do in La Jolla or along the San Diego coastline.

The cave is located inside the La Jolla Shell Shop on Coast Blvd right at the edge of La Jolla Cove. Sunny Jim Cave is very very well hidden and many people have no idea it exists to this day.

When you come into the store there is a cashier and a set of steps that begin the decent down to the cove area below. The cost is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children to go down and watch the kayaks and pelicans from the cave below.

The cave goes down just over 100 steps so it is advised that those who have limited mobility wait upstairs.

Sunny Jim cave was named after the famous World War 1 cartoon character Sunny Jim who appeared on cereal boxes in the 1930’s. The name came from Frank Baum a local La Jolla resident who ended up authoring the “Wizard of Oz”.

If you are looking for something fun and different to do in La Jolla then take an hour and cruise down to this historic treasure and bring your camera for good shots of the cove from the bottom.

To view videos of Sunny Jim Cave and photos visit

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View from the bottom of Sunny Jim Cave

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