Black's Beach3 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Black's Beach, Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Beach
Although officially a part of Torrey Pines State Beach, it's worth marking Black Beach distinctly from the rest of Torrey Pines for one reason - it's a nudist beach. You can get down to it from the glider port parking area, though the route is quite steep. An easier access point is from the intersection of Blackgold and La Jolla Farms Roads. The beach enjoys some high waves thanks to an underwater canyon, but the same feature can make it dangerous for swimmers. Like the rest of Torrey Pines, cliffs tower of the beach.
Black's Beach Travel Tips
- Dogs on leashes only, between 6pm and 9am (4pm-9am November - March)
- Free parking
How to Reach Black's Beach
- There are four access points: The Torrey Pines Gliderport Trail, the Salk Canyon Road from UCSD, walking up along Torrey Pines State Beach, and, during low tides, La Jolla Shores. Drive up to the access points.
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LOVE Black’s Beach, it’s challenging to hike down to and even more challenging to hike back up once your heading home but very worth it. Way less crowded than other popular San Diego Beaches. Lots of folks letting it all hang out (literally, it’s all hanging out, so if you’re not trying to be around a lot of nudity I would choose a different beach) in a safe respectful space. There are always paragliders soaring overhead and surfers sprinkled throughout the waves.
Great beach but be prepared for a hike up and down. Clothing optional on the beach! Parking seems challenging. The beach wasn’t too crowded. Plenty of space to spread out on the beach. Pack light and bring plenty of water! Great place to watch the sunset.
Total Awesomeness.... My first time and I Loved it. You gotta come early tho cause the parking lot fills up quickly. Be prepared to hike down the mountain side Very very carefully as it's quite steep in some areas But when you get down to the Beach....#Beautiful. The water is clean, nice crashing waves... It's a nude beach But you done Have to if you don't want to so I'd say it's kinda more #ClothingOptional. Everyone is minding their own business doing their own thing. It's wonderful, relaxing and just a great vibe. Keep in mind you have to hike back UP to the parking lot tho so yeah... Go For It😊
Best beach in SD! Stairs are tricky, ensure self safety don't go down too fast.. the swell here is usually up, with great waves, perfect for surfing. Swimming and snorkeling is tougher than la Jolla shores or cove... The break is close to shore and kinda huge! Swim at own risk, just feel the pull of the sea floor to understand the force of the waves.. good luck!
Beautiful view and great terrain if you like a good hike to and from the beach. Clothing optional, so this place is definitely for the more open minded adventurist.. my go to for spending a relaxing day at the beach.