Directions to the SWFSC's La Jolla Shores Laboratory

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The La Jolla Shores Laboratory is co-located on the campus of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego. The address is 8901 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, California, 92037. The phone is 858-546-7000.

Getting to La Jolla

La Jolla is located near the city of San Diego along the southern California coast. It can be reached by Highway 5 from either San Diego or Los Angeles or by the scenic Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 101). Highway 52 from the east becomes La Jolla Parkway which flows directly onto the surface streets that lead to the laboratory. Allow approximately 2 hours from Los Angeles, 30 minutes from the San Diego International Airport and 45 minutes from the U.S./Mexico border in Tijuana.

 La Jolla Map 1 

Directions from San Diego

Directions from Los Angeles


Please sign in and obtain a parking permit from the front office.

La Jolla Map 2