Showing posts from August, 2020

The Benefits of Ocean Water

  The Benefits of Ocean Water   Have you ever noticed how nice your skin feels after a day at the beach? Or how you feel so relaxed? I started to wonder why that is, so let's look into it! The ocean is very rich in minerals like potassium, iron, zinc, sodium, magnesium which all individually have great health benefits with anti-inflammatory properties. That is why ocean water is a great natural treatment for sensitive skin, such as eczema-prone skin. Swimming in cold ocean water also activates temperature receptors that are under the skin which release hormones like endorphins, cortisol and adrenaline. The release of these hormones have been linked to the release of dopamine and serotonin. So basically, ocean water makes your outside AND inside happy and healthy! After learning so much about the benefits of ocean water, I’ll definitely be visiting the ocean more! Luckily, The Shoal La Jolla Beach is just steps away from these ocean benefits a

La Jolla Cove Pacific Harbor Seals and California Sea Lions

La Jolla Cove Pacific Harbor Seals and California Sea Lions     La Jolla is home to both Pacific harbor seals and California sea lions, the best place to see them is La Jolla Cove which is typically a less than 10-minute drive from our boutique hotel “ The Shoal La Jolla ”. I would absolutely recommend a visit to La Jolla Cove to anyone visiting La Jolla. I always take my youngest siblings to see the seals and sea lions whenever they visit, and they always say it’s the “best day ever!”.   If this is your first time visiting the seals and sea lions here are a few good things to know: La Jolla cove is open year round but the Children’s Pool in Casa Beach is closed from December 15 – May 15 to protect new born seal pups. If you can’t see any seals at the cove try looking at the rock straight ahead; known at “Seal Rock,” this is a very beloved spot to the seals. The seals are more out after sundown after they’ve searched for their food for the day. Always remember to stay