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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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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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Majestic Mountains & Sea Views

Lovely hiking trails, gorgeous ocean shoreline, terrific views from peaks, such a fabulous CA scenery of land & waters... Bit of a drive to get up here & parking but well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely hiking trails, gorgeous ocean shoreline, terrific views from peaks, such a fabulous CA scenery of land & waters... Bit of a drive to get up here & parking but well worth it!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite places in San Diego. Great exercise hiking the trails, incredible views, and peaceful environment. Amazing views of Del Mar coast, La Jolla, dolphins swimming, hang gliders, etc. I'd travel great distances to experience this beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What an amazing area set aside and protected for generation yet to be born to experience California as it was.

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Sahuarita, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very expansive beach with the opportunity for a very long walk along the pacific ocean. Parking is a bit limited outside the park. The cliffs along the edge of the beach are magnificent.

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Marcellus, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I decided to take a trip up the coast and go for a hike. I've been many many places and this is certainly one of the best. The views of the ocean were amazing and the hike challenging but not overbearing. A must do!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is the beach par excellence, beautifully set against cliffs. You can hike up or down these steep hills. It is breathtaking and as you approach from Del Mar, this is postcard picture stuff.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Check tide times before visiting to get the best tide pool experience. Don't go when the tide is really high. Be sure to hike the short trails for amazing ocean views. During migration season you may see whales.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We come over to SD a lot and usually have a walk around Torrey pines and the beach below. Great views, I would recommend going at sunset and watch the sun sink into the sea.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This park has everything for a good day in the nature, you can do hiking and see the torrey pines typical from this region, the view of the ocean from the trail is amazing. Down the hill you can walk along the coast, through a very pretty beach, go for swimming there or just enjoy the life in this peaceful... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Torrey Pines State Reserve, San Diego, CA - a beautiful, picturesque area with lots to see and do for the whole family, hiking, golfing, para-sailing/gliding, remote control airplanes, etc. close to San Diego State University and many other attractions.

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