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Black's Beach

2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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a climb down but very pretty and nice to have the gliders floating around

It's a bit of a climb down but a nice beach, naked if you want to be, very mellow, not crowded, and... read more

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BostonAndBeyond
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Boston, MA
Fit Weekend!

You can run down and travel light...or bring more stuff and stay longer..water for sure. lot's of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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One of the west coast's 5 premier surfing spots.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blacks beach” (22 reviews)
“nude beach” (64 reviews)
“glider port” (28 reviews)
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2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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"blacks beach"
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"nude beach"
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"glider port"
in 28 reviews
"clothing optional beach"
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"great beach"
in 23 reviews
"torrey pines"
in 19 reviews
"black beach"
in 6 reviews
"long hike"
in 7 reviews
"steep trail"
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"walking south"
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"bad knees"
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"volleyball nets"
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"enjoying nature"
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"hang gliders"
in 8 reviews
"great surf"
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a bit of a climb down but a nice beach, naked if you want to be, very mellow, not crowded, and clean. Kind of cool having gliders floating around all over the place.

Thank BostonAndBeyond
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can run down and travel light...or bring more stuff and stay longer..water for sure. lot's of sunscreen. You'll be naked and why not? why hike this far and not be nude? it's so worth it. My wife and I go when we can. The...More

1  Thank vincentworld
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning! Silk Sand, quiet, surf is spectacular! BE careful getting down and be FIT going back up, stay on the trail heads.

Thank Kristine T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had no idea it was a nude beach, lol. I was just seeking out a cool California beach spot and oh my goodness, did it deliver! Now you do have to trek down 300ft and some parts are steep. So please be careful if you...More

3  Thank jwr5374
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This has always been a favorite beach of mine...started back in the 1970's. As any nude beach, you get your lookie-loos, however I don't have a problem...besides, no one would look at me ;-)

10  Thank Brad O
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I heard this was one of the prettiest beaches in SD, but got skeptical when my dad told me it was a nude beach. I went at around 7 am, and it was so beautiful, there were just a couple surfers, and no nude individuals....More

5  Thank marinadunn
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We were visiting with a friend nearby and she suggested, on the spur of the moment to bring us here thinking my kids would enjoy seeing the paragliders take off from the top of the cliff. It is also a much quieter beach than the...More

1  Thank suzy76
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Known for being a nude beach, one of the favorite beaches for surfers. It is very pretty, commonly you will see peeping toms in the bushes on the cliff.

3  Thank Tonya6425
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

In San Diego, they are not stuck up. The entire family is free to be nude in this section. Please keep in mind nude on the beach is against CA state law. But it's not enforced in this section of beach.

Thank Dean A
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Little bit of a trail to get down to the beach. But, it's a great beach. However - you MIGHT be surprised when you get out on the beach. Clothing has ALWAYS been optional on this beach. So, Take your sunscreen if you're the, um,...More

2  Thank Richard G
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KimmieInIndy
9 June 2018|
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Response from Tom3669 | Reviewed this property |
U can get to Blacks via Torrey Pines Beach. Park in the south lot ( you have to pay abdvits $15. Weekdays, $20. On weekends.). Walk south, past flat rock and keep going and you will hit Blacks. During high tides, access is... More
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Mario V
29 May 2018|
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Response from jwr5374 | Reviewed this property |
If you’re talking about cigarettes, I don’t recall seeing anyone with them; but I didn’t see any signs that said smoking is prohibited. Wish I could be of more assistance.
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stanrowley
28 December 2017|
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Response from Tom K |
Admission is free. Just walk down a path.
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