Self Storage – La Jolla

Storage in La Jolla Fit for Students, Vacationers and Anyone Seeking Extra Space

Storage West’s La Jolla facility is conveniently located near Interstate 805 and the University of California San Diego. We proudly serve locals, students and out-of-towners with numerous well-maintained units, including drive-up options and room for RVs. Additionally, we offer a free move-in truck with any rental. 

La Jolla is San Diego County’s Ideal Destination for Sand, Surf, Shopping and More

When you think of a beach town, you probably imagine what looks a lot like La Jolla. This picturesque coastal city 12 miles from downtown San Diego is a highly desirable place to live and work. It’s also a top vacation destination for the region.

People living and visiting La Jolla enjoy the area’s pristine beaches and exploring famous coastal caves. Moreover, La Jolla Cove is home to a rich ecosystem and wildlife, including California sea lions, often seen lounging along the shore. It’s popular among sunbathers, scuba divers, snorkelers and those who flock for the cove’s annual rough water swim.

La Jolla is home to several affluent neighborhoods. Country Club, on the northwest side of town, includes the La Jolla Country Club golf course. There is also the bustling Village area, with several shops and restaurants, and La Jolla Farms, a collection of expensive homes overlooking Black’s Beach. Other primarily residential areas include Hidden Valley, La Jolla Heights and the Bird Rock area.  

Landmarks in La Jolla include University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography — the oldest center for ocean and earth science in the nation. Other highlights range from the commercial district along La Jolla Boulevard to the Torrey Pines Golf Course, an internationally recognized destination for tournaments. La Jolla is brimming with historic destinations, such as archaeological sites, early twentieth-century homes and a public library built in 1921.

Quick Facts About La Jolla, CA

Population: 39,724
Median age: 44.5
Total number of households: 17,064
Households with children: 3,812
Average household income: $185,349
Source:, “La Jolla Demographics”

Things to Do in La Jolla, CA

Whether you’re looking to shop, dine or get outside and explore, La Jolla has plenty of activities for everyday excitement.

Start at the Village of La Jolla, a walkable downtown area, with scenic bluffs overlooking the Pacific, diverse food options and one-of-a-kind boutiques for souvenir shopping. If you’re visiting from out of town, consider staying at the Village’s iconic Grande Colonial Hotel, opened in 1913 and, at one time, a favorite among Hollywood stars. Swing by longtime La Jolla institution George’s at the Cove for a craft cocktail and breathtaking ocean views. Or, for a pre-beach breakfast, stop at Parakeet Café for vibrant smoothie bowls and colorful salads.

After filling up on good food, head over to The Cave Store, which is exactly what it sounds like: a store built directly into the oceanside sandstone caves. Originally constructed in 1902, it’s the former residence of artist, mining engineer and entrepreneur Gustav Schultz. Local legend says bootleggers smuggled alcohol through the tunnel during Prohibition. Today, you can shop for nautically themed jewelry and gifts, as well as shells plucked from the surrounding waters. 

Heading north along the coast, it’s impossible to miss the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a premier educational and research facility, and its accompanying Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. Find the family-friendly Birch Aquarium on the campus, with more than 3,000 animals living in 175,000 gallons of seawater.

Scripps isn’t the only notable research center in La Jolla. Jonas Salk, the scientist who discovered the polio vaccine, founded the renowned Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Not only is the Salk Institute known for its incredible medical research, but also its stunning concrete architecture, which earned it a spot on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Don’t miss the Mushroom Beach House, a mushroom-shaped mid-century home facing the waves. Built to withstand high tides, rock slides and earthquakes, the strange structure is on Black’s Beach, at the end of a steep and rocky descent to the water. It’s considered one of the most bizarre houses in the U.S. — and you can get a close look at the exterior and grounds from the beach.

Despite being a relatively small town, La Jolla rivals even some of the nation’s most populous cities in cultural attractions, educational institutions and year-round entertainment. We can provide the storage you need to make your stay in La Jolla — however long — as successful as possible.

Don’t Worry About Finding Storage in La Jolla. We’ve Got You Covered!

Our storage units in La Jolla come in a range of sizes to suit various needs. Find our welcoming facility on Eastgate Mall, near the La Jolla Commons and Fenton Carroll Canyon neighborhoods. We’re only five minutes driving from UC San Diego and 20 minutes from downtown. Additionally, we serve nearby communities such as Claremont and Miramar.

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RV, car, and boat storage available
Free Move-In Truck with Rental
Clean and Well Maintained
Drive Up Units Available
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Close to UCSD
Just East off the 5 / 805 Split
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Derek, Adam and the whole crew have been super nice and helpful, and they keep the property in great shape. I am glad I chose Storage West! Great job, Guys!

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5206 Eastgate Mall,
La Jolla CA 92121
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I recently rented a large storage unit from the Cardiff by the Sea Storage West facility. The manager's name was Christine who was very courteous, professional and made the transaction effortless. I can highly recommend Storage West.

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Great place and everyone are so nice helpful . derek always has a warm 😃 smile that why i love it here. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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