National Geographic : 1952 Dec
.i DIY 756 Ocean and Mountain Embrace La Jolla, California's Jewel City Permanent home of 10,000 people, the town lies 10 miles northwest of the heart of San Diego, of which it is a part. Mild winters and cool summers lure visitors the year round. Scarcely a day sees no sunshine, and flowers bloom every month. Sixty-six years ago the townsite stood vacant save for sagebrush and wild flowers. Today luxurious new homes and winding roads push up the slopes of Mount Soledad (page 762). The main at traction of the place, however, remains its six miles of ocean frontage. Surf pounds eternally against beaches and cliffs. This air view shows the sheltering tip of the Children's Pool breakwater (pages 764-5). Shell Beach lies sub merged (pages 764, 768). Coast Boulevard leads to Los Angeles (toward left) and San Diego and Mexico (right).