La Jolla Shores is a beach and popular vacation/residential community of the same name in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The quaint La Jolla Shores business district is a relaxed, mixed-use village encircling Laureate Park,on Avenida de la Playa in the village of La Jolla Shores.
The beach is approximately one mile long and stretches from the sea cliffs just north of La Jolla Cove to Black's Beach south of Torrey Pines State Park. Shores meets the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and Kellogg Park, encompasses the Scripps Pier and borders the La Jolla Underwater Park Ecological Reserve to the south. The beach is a popular launch point for kayakers as it is one of the only beach boat launches in the La Jolla area.
Described by the Orange County Register as "the best beach in the area", La Jolla Shores regularly features in the Court TV show, Beach Patrol: San Diego.