Torrey Pines State Beach

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  • Address: 13079 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Beach, Walking Area

This wide and sandy and windy beach has two parts - north and south. The south side is marked by sandstone cliffs. It is the bodyboarders and swimmers section. If you move north, you'll find a flag posted into the ground. Once you've crossed it, usually close to where sandstone cliffs end and the Los Penasquitos Lagoon salt marsh begins, you're in the north side. The north side is more popular with surfers, but generally less crowded than the south side. The three hundred feet tall sandstone cliffs are rather dramatically lit at sunset, which is a great time to click photos. A portion of the beach, known as Black Beach, is popular with nudists.

Torrey Pines State Beach Travel Tips

  • No dogs, smoking or drones allowed nearby.
  • There are showers and restrooms on the north side.
  • Paid parking is available in the day.
  • The surf can suddenly become ridiculously strong. Be careful.
  • Rattlesnakes have been spotted nearby.

How to Reach Torrey Pines State Beach

  • Bus 101 stop N Torrey Pines & State Park Reserve

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  • Torrey Pines State Beach Address: 13079 N Torrey Pines Rd, San Diego, CA 92121, United States
  • Torrey Pines State Beach Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Torrey Pines State Beach(preferred time): 06:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Torrey Pines State Beach: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 3.08% of people who visit San Diego include Torrey Pines State Beach in their plan

  • 36.21% of people start their Torrey Pines State Beach visit around 06 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Torrey Pines State Beach

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Torrey Pines State Beach

People normally club together Torrey Pines Gliderport and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve while planning their visit to Torrey Pines State Beach.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Torrey Pines State Beach Reviews & Ratings

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    On 02-Jan-2019

    Such a beautiful place to hike near the ocean. This place has a desert landscape and sometimes you see red rocks. There is also trails that go to the beach and if you go further south from there you will find black’s beach, a beach for naked people. It cost $15 to get in. Trails are all very easy and short but I did fall on a trail and had twist my ankle :(

  • We were visiting San Diego to watch a baseball game a d opted for a day hike to Torrey pines, we numbered it there and had driver drop us off at beach then NV hiked all the trails and exited by the infamous Torrey pines golf course, stopped there to have lunch. Next time I would do it the other way around and then end up on the beach, to enjoy the water for a bit. Highly recommend it👍

  • My favourite beach in San Diego, always a chance to see some dolphins or other cool sea creatures around. Also always pretty dependable waves for some boogie boarding

  • Very pretty beach. We loved the cleanliness and not as busy as other beaches. Water was so clear.

  • we parked across the way (near bird rock coffee, look it up on google maps) and walked to the beach (avoid the parking fee!). my friends and i enjoyed walking along the beach and people watching -- there were some people surfing and boogie boarding. the water was super clear and blue! different from the LA beaches i'm used to. we skipped rocks for a portion of the afternoon. literally so many flat and perfectly round rocks. one friend even got seven skips... pretty neat! parts of the beach were crowded but of course it was a saturday afternoon. also the restrooms are pretty clean so that's definitely a huge plus!

  • A short hike up the hillside was absolutely worth it! The views were spectacular. We stayed until just before the sun set.

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