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Long hike down

Start at the glider port. Enjoy the scene. Hike down to the beach (not for those afraid of heights... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston MA
Best 1 of a kind beach on the West Coast

This is the best beach as it really removes you from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Jason S
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“blacks beach”(23 reviews)
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One of the west coast's 5 premier surfing spots.
2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Start at the glider port. Enjoy the scene. Hike down to the beach (not for those afraid of heights or in bad shape). A beautiful, isolated beach full of nude bodies. Wonderful cliffs at sunset.

Thank JEnriquez
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This is the best beach as it really removes you from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is going to be tough one to get to if you aren’t in some sort of decent condition to do a 10 minute hike down (which...More

4  Thank Jason S
Reviewed 7 September 2018

(WARNING: Dont go if nudity offends you. This is a clothing optional beach). The hike down from gliderport offers great views. The beach is beautiful and the pacific waters are cold. It also generally sparsely populated as its a little hard to get to. Unless...More

4  Thank Shreyansh182
Reviewed 27 August 2018

It's a pretty cool walk down to the beach. It's not for everybody. If you are out of shape or elderly, this may not be for you or expect to take maybe 30mins-1 hour getting back up? It's a very steep climb. It's fun to...More

5  Thank Cody T
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Whether surfing, going for a beach walk or a hike, blacks has it all. The beach has a clothing optional section as well.

2  Thank craigsd619
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Black's Beach is famous for being "clothing optional"....and if this is your thing one can go there and work for that "non tan line" bronzed look. But be aware that not all who go "clothing optional" should so so! This means that there are more...More

3  Thank Garey C
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I've read the reviews about this beach. The experience exceeded my expectations. The water was at a record warm temp. The beach was clean and the view was incredible. I found a nice mixture of men, women and even a few kids. I was surprised...More

8  Thank weareborg999
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

I love naked in the sun. Blacks beach is a very private beach that allows nude sunbathing legally. On this day there were many hundreds of naked sunbather’s along this beautiful beach. You got to just love being naked in the sun getting a tan-line-less...More

2  Thank PilotMichael
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Came here after hearing some things about it, one being the para-gliders, two being a nude beach. Don't you worry, when people are looking down, they will need binoculars to see you for the beach is accessible by walking down a cliff. A couple things...More

6  Thank Cheshire84
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Black Beach is well protected by cliffs. Options are 20’ walk down (40’ up) or simply benefit of the stunning view from the top of the hill.

Thank Maurizio B
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25 June 2018|
Response from Tom K |
No hotels on this beach.
Darrylwatson W
21 June 2018|
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Response from Nancyuen | Reviewed this property |
Clothing optional means you have the option to wear whatever you want, including nothing.
9 June 2018|
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Response from jwr5374 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed seeing your question. There are two entries by land (one is at Torrey Pines) and both have a steep to and from the beach. Hope this helps.