Torrey Pines State Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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realtravelprof
Amsterdam, The Netherlands91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful beach. It's excellent for a relaxed Sunday hike. Start at the Blacks Beach Trailhead near UCSD and walk down the canyon to the beach. Then walk north all the way to Torrey Pines SB and/or Torrey Pines SNR. Along the way will see beautiful cliffs, rocks on the beach and many birds. Sometimes you will see dolphins. At the start and end of the hike you will see many other people, but in the middle of the hike the beach is very quiet (not deserted, you will see other people hiking). At the end of the hike you can take the bus (101 Breeze) back to your car. You can park your car at either end of the hike (Torrey Pines SB or La Jolla Shores Drive at the southern end). Sometimes you have to wait a bit, but I have always found free parking. I have done this hike many times in the last 15 years, but I still love doing it.
Written 28 April 2024
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TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We found street parking by the Del Mar Canyon Preserve and was able to pay a reasonable hourly rate instead of the flat rate in the parking lot.

It took us around 10 minutes to get to the beach. We took a short cut down that crossed over the railroad tracks. Not as nice compared to the beach parking lot but not difficult to navigate.

The beach itself was expansive and not crowded at all. The views were beautiful as we wandered on the soft sand.
Written 7 December 2022
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sphoorti
Pune, India91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Great place to soak in views of the horizon. You can also do parasailing here and eat some good food.
Written 24 August 2022
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TMarie1980
Houston, TX120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
My family went here on a Monday after lunch. We parked up on the road and did the trail down to the beach. You do have to cross a train track so be careful. There were hardly any people on the beach. It was clean, peaceful and beautiful.
Written 11 July 2022
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Hari A
Delta, Canada660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Some dangerous looking cliffs. Stand at the edge and you can feel the waves caressing the hill below your feet. Great scenery and a great hike. If this does not tire you, spend the day at the Torrey Pines Golf course across the road!
Written 17 May 2022
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BettySue
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Pets are not allowed , that was the saddest part. But it’s good for family.. I love walking and hiking here
Written 20 April 2022
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Michael P
Ankeny, IA181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
really cool place, beach, nature, parasailing. just a fun place to have an adventure for the day. Highly recommended.
Written 22 February 2022
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WI Cheese Girl
Madison, WI226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The views are great and at $15 for all-day, you should plan ahead and stake a place out. Even on a sunny day in January it's worth visiting. Plus, you can drive or walk up the bluffs and hike all the amazing outlooks for such amazing pictures.
Written 20 January 2022
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Lisa D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I love that parking, bathrooms, and showers are all very convenient and close to the beach. Parking cost a grip of cash, but well worth the convenience. We have spent many hours there with our children from 1-18 and it's a great beach.
Written 27 November 2021
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Nikko Gandia
Monterey, CA316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
i went to the beach during my hike in the torrey pines natural reserve. i posted a youtube video that includes a vlog, tips and suggestions for all hiking levels, so you can be prepared. you can find a link to my youtube on my profile or you can look me up: nikko gandia.

the entrance fee was $25 on a sunday. there's free parking before the entrance available if you just want to go to the beach. there's paid parking for the beach and up top for the hiking trails.

i hiked the guy fleming trail loop, which had beautiful overhead views of the cliffs, ocean and the san diego coast. easy trail with minimal elevation.

i also hiked to the red butte and down to the beach. easy trail with about 300 ft of elevation gain.
Written 2 October 2021
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