Business Spotlight: Sunny Jim’s Sea Cave
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Sunny Jim’s Sea Cave is a unique shop located in La Jolla. It offers access to a cave via a man-made tunnel from within the store.
Although there may be access from the beach to other caves, this is unique in that it is the only cave that you can access from land.
Sunny Jim’s Sea Cave website says, “The tunnel took two years to dig by two Chinese laborers hired by Gustav Shultz in 1902 and 1903 using pick and shovel. Several years after its completion, 145 steps were built into the lighted tunnel.”
The Hidden San Diego website offers more explanation for the store and the unique qualities it has. The tunnel was once used to smuggle Chinese immigrants, and whiskey during the Prohibition.
The store is also an extremely popular sight for out of town visitors because of its spectacular views.
Its unique location causes its hours of operation to change based on daylight and changes in the seasons.
The store also offers daily bike and kayak tours daily that require reservations. The cost to travel through the caves is $5 for adults or $3 for people under the age of sixteen.
This local hotspot is a great place for USD students to visit on the weekend with friends or even by themselves.