Thrilling and Harmless Shark Encounters Return to San Diego
Between July and September, the largest annual aggregation of leopard sharks in the world gathers just off the coast of La Jolla, San Diego’s “Jewel by the Sea” renowned for its turquoise coves, white sand beaches and vibrant La Jolla Underwater Park teeming with marine life. At this serene coastal setting, visitors might imagine the dramatic sight of sharks cruising through the sandy shallows sparking panic. However, it’s quite the contrary. When the sharks arrive to La Jolla Shores—recently named the #8 Best Beach in the U.S. by the TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award—snorkelers, swimmers and kayakers by the dozens head out to the open water to encounter these magnificent creatures up close.
The following are some fun facts about leopard sharks as well as snorkel/kayak tour offerings and beachfront hotel and resort properties for convenient overnight stays for visitors wishing to experience this remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime natural phenomenon.