Torrey Pines Gliderport, San Diego

About Torrey Pines Gliderport, San Diego

Torrey Pines Gliderport, San Diego - Address, Phone Number

Address: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: +1-8584529858

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Dubbed the 'Kitty Hawk of the West', this historic glider airport has been in near constant use since 1930. Access is free, and you don't even need to fly to enjoy a day out here. Many content themselves in two other ways. The first is dining at the the Cliff Hanger Cafe; locals like to say it's the best place for sandwich with a view. Dolphins and whales can sometimes be seen from the cliffs. The second is to head down to the nearby Black Beach to watch others in flight. There is one runway from the ocean cliffs at Torrey Pines where people can take off. Food and drinks can be had at. Saturday evenings in April are a time for barbeque and live music.

The The Torrey Pines Gliderport does offer lessons though, though the prices can be steep.

Torrey Pines Gliderport Opening and Closing Hours

  • Cliff Hanger Cafe: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

 

How To reach Torrey Pines Gliderport by Public Transport

  • Bus 101 stop N Torrey Pines Rd & Torrey Pines Scenic Dr.
  • By Car.

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  • The Glide port is an aviation facility which restrooms are not public. Down the cliff there's a hard to reach place/beach, Black's beach because you must go down in a sturdy walk and then go back up to the cliff so don't carry to much weight and bring tennis shoes. It's a nudist beach so be prepared to enjoy it or don't waste your time going down. Mainly males naked some gays. A nice beach and as the name says have black sand.

  • Best instructors (Jordan was awesome), learned a lot about paragliding, got to try out the controls, and what a beautiful view. Also, we we're up for 25-30 minutes so it was a great long flight

  • A must visit even if you are not into gliding. I am not. It has some of the most fantastic views of the ocean from a higher altitude. When we went, it was a little cloudy but still great views. The glider port closes at 5.30 but you can still see gliders even after that. There is a good seating area to have a cup of coffee or beer and enjoy the view as well as the folks gliding. There is a huge grass area where the preparations before flight are done. The food shops were closed when we went, so cant comment on that.

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  • Very cool place to see paragliding. Beautiful coastal views. You can also go hiking around this place.

  • Nice spot to grad a sourdough sandwich for lunch and watch some gliders if you have time. It's actually really cool to see how they do it and the views are great.

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