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Torrey Pines State Reserve

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Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858 755 2063
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
Description: Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains...
Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds.
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Worth the stop - make the time

A wonderful place to walk and sightsee. A unique experience that allows you to hike into the hills then run along the surf. You can walk for miles or just take a short hike to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Midlothian, Virginia

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Midlothian, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to walk and sightsee. A unique experience that allows you to hike into the hills then run along the surf. You can walk for miles or just take a short hike to see the ocean from a beautiful vantage point. Make sure your phone is charged (or bring your camera) and bring water. Enjoy.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed hiking the scenic paths and witnessing the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean amid high sand cliffs!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We are locals and walk Torrey Pines Reserve often. Walk through the reserve and then back to your car via the beach. Check the tides first!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Although it took us awhile to figure out where to park, we enjoyed our visit to Torrey Pines. You can pay to park very easily, but we had our 3 young daughters with us and weren't sure how long we'd stay so we wanted the free parking. People come and go all the time so if you're patient you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach! Just watching the surfers, the fishermen, and the kids is fun. And the sound and smell of the water is relaxing.

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Savannah area, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was a nice park that we detoured quite a bit to visit. It was not nearly as big as I had always imagined. We did one small hiking loop to see the views, but we were starving, had not brought food and we didn't stay all that long. $12 entrance fee is a bargain if you have time to... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Don't go!... I want to keep it all to myself! It's what SD looked like before the Spanish and then us gringos got here. Do the Parry Grove trail for the documentation of all the vegetation.

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Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of fun! We went here to watch the gliders and my 18 year old daughter worked up enough courage to try gliding. (was an experienced glider) It was great fun!

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing in terms of the view. Non peak times there is no issue with parking. However peak times it is near impossible to park, and now they are charging $15 to park in the lot. With my state tax bill as high as its been the last few years it's a disappointment to have to pay to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Be sure to go to the Gliderport! They are beautiful to watch and you can see part of the golf course.

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Additional Information about Torrey Pines State Reserve

Address: Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: 858 755 2063
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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