White Sands

7450 Olivetas Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

About the community

Waking up each morning and taking a morning stroll along the coastline before joining friends for a round of golf at the Torrey Pine Golf Course or an outing to the Museum of Contemporary Art. End the day dining alfresco as you watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. For the residents of White Sands La Jolla, they don't have to imagine this type of retirement: they are living it.

White Sands La Jolla is a proud member of be.group, a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to providing quality living options and support services to California seniors since 1955.

Featured Amenities

It is not just the oceanfront location that makes our retirement community a one-of-a-kind destination; it is also the care we take to provide the best lifestyle possible. Whether you are seeking an intimate studio or an expansive two-bedroom apartment, we know you will find a floor plan that meets your requirements, such as having a full kitchen, an in-unit washer/dryer or a balcony with ocean views.

From our on-site arts studio and fitness center to the boutiques and golf courses located in La Jolla, you won't have to wonder how to fill...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at White Sands

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

Starting at
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Full kitchen
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Beauty salon
Central fireplace

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center



Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Educational speakers / life long learning

Reviews of White Sands


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October 20, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
A safe and lovely place for mom!

White Sands facility has everything from independent living to skilled nursing. They have a lot of activities to offer, it is in a really beautiful location. We could not be happier with our decision, we know our mother is safe there. The food is excellent with a wide range of choices. The rooms are very nice and adequate, they have many options to choose from. Our loved one has a beautiful view.

Response from White Sands

October 22, 2020

Thank you for your positive feedback, and such a great endorsement of our community. We’re so glad to hear that you and your mother could not be happier with your decision to move to White Sands. We hope we continue to exceed your expectations.

November 2, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

We have spent over a week touring (and staying at) senior living communities in San Diego County. All had their plus points and some were nicer than others, but the residents and staff at White Sands went out of their way to make us feel completely welcome. We are impressed.

Response from White Sands

November 7, 2019

We’re humbled to know that after your extensive search, White Sands has made a lasting impression. Location aside, we strongly believe a community is a reflection of the people who live and work there – and we’re incredibly fortunate to have some of the best. Thank you for your consideration as you explore retirement options throughout the county. If we can provide you any additional information, or you’d like to come by for another visit, please don’t hesitate to reconnect with us.

December 6, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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A community with a view for mom

I am very happy with the care that my mom is receiving here with the great staff. This community is very clean and at this time it is going thru at this time. The food is really good and a nice variety for her. She is offered activities, but she is not settled in yet. I would recommend this community. This community is offering my mom a view of the ocean.

Response from White Sands

January 4, 2017

Finding the right community for a parent is equally important for adult children as it is for mom or dad. I certainly appreciate the weight a decision such as this carries, which makes it all the more enjoyable to receive this type of feedback. We’re thrilled you and your mother are enjoying White Sands La Jolla, and all the amenities that come with beachfront retirement! Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do to help her settle in. Gary Boriero Executive Director, White Sands La Jolla

July 9, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
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The Staff at White Sands

The friendliness and cooperation of the staff at White Sands is above reproach. I have never found a more helpful group of people helping me negotiating through these very stressful times.

October 26, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
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Fantatic Property

The white sands in La Jolla is a fantastic property, located right on the beach and at a fair price. Depending on the size of the unit, pricing varies. We are very happy with the services. we are also very happy with your company. Without it, we would not have found this place for my dad. So, we are vert pleased and I recommend your services to others. Again, thank you for your services.

September 29, 2014
Anonymous - Toured community
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Review of White Sands Alzheimer's / Memory Care in La Jolla, CA

Beautiful facility. Too much walking for Ruth. Apartments don't have kitchens.

October 3, 2013
Steve - Toured community
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Buy-In Community With All Levels of Care

It has a different feel. Each one of these places kind of has their own feel based on the way it's laid out and set up. White Sands had long hallways and a little bit more dormy feel. The rooms were smaller her my step-mom didn't like that. The bang for the buck was a little less than another place but then, White Sands was right on the ocean. It was nice. White Sands has a different program. They will only let you in if you meet their financial criteria. It's buy in and then you're' guaranteed residency for life and they had different levels of care - Alzheimer's and nursing care and things like that.

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