Exploring Bird Rock Beach
Bird Rock Beach is small, and you can walk from end to end in a matter of minutes. However, if you speed walk through, you’ll miss all the best parts of the little alcove.
The most popular attraction at this beach is by far Bird Rock. Just 15-feet or so from the shoreline, you can walk out to the rock at low tide. The rock has enough room to move about for several adults, so it’s definitely worth the journey out there for an epic picture.
A little way down the beach, you’ll come across a small cave. Rumor has it that the cave is inhabited, so be aware. If no one is in there when you visit, however, it’s another picture-worthy spot to explore.
Surfing at Bird Rock
To locals, Bird Rock Beach is a favored surfing spot. The only really good time to surf is high tide, and though you’ll have to paddle out a fair distance, the reward is worth it. The swells are fairly consistent (thanks to the reef) and can get between three and five feet plus. That said, the spot is ideal for shortboarding, though experienced longboarders can hang, too. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area when the ocean acts up, you may be able to catch an epic barrel or two.
Looking to Surf at Bird Rock?
Beach access is just down Bird Rock Ave. Once you go down the stairs get in the water and paddle south to the main peak. Watch out for rocks!
Explore the Tide Pools at Low Tide
During low tide, Bird Rock Beach becomes replete with tide pools to explore. Rumor also has it that not too far off the coast lie the remains of an F-Series submarine, which collided with another submarine during a training mission in the 1917s.
Stay Near Bird Rock and Explore More
Scripps Inn located a few miles away in the village of La Jolla is a great place to call home while you explore La Jolla and San Diego. Scripps Inn features a relaxed, coastal chic style throughout the hotel. The rooms are furnished with light blue and neutral tones plus white woodwork.