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Set out for marine adventure. Spanning 6,000 acres across the ocean floor in San Diego, this aquatic playground and marine life preserve is a popular destination for kayakers, snorkelers, swimmers, and scuba divers alike. Comprised of La Jolla Shores, La Jolla Canyons, Scripps Park, La Jolla Cove, and La Jolla Caves, the park is split into two sections: the Ecological Reserve and Marine Life Refuge. The Ecological Reserve zone has the most special protections, including a ban on all fishing and surfing in order to help maintain and protect the many sea creatures, sea lions, and seals that call this area home.