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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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Hiking Tour of Torrey Pines State Reserve from San Diego

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Today we visited this amazing beach. Such a natural spot with easy to walk on sand. If you had a senior with you or little kids, this beach is great because the sand is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Today we visited this amazing beach. Such a natural spot with easy to walk on sand. If you had a senior with you or little kids, this beach is great because the sand is packed. There are no concession stands, just washrooms. This beach is super clean and very very long. You can take a lovely stroll. We also found... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Torrey Pines features a hilltop hiking preserve with glorious views of sculpted rocks above and the beach below. The beach is gently sloped, with clear rolling surf, and is located at the base of breathtaking yellow rock cliffs.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit for beach trails. A little slippery, so good for most folks, but would be hard for people with mobility or balance issues. Features the rare torrey pine and sandy trails with grret photo ops.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Grab a map and spend the day wandering the reserve. The views are amazing. Bring water and sun screen. You can access the beach from the walk but there is no drinking water available. We walked along the beach until we came to the paid parking and then we stared the long hike up the hill. We came to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Short hiking trail, that leads to some of the most beautiful beach views of the Pacific. The hike is fairly easy, and wasn't too difficult for two people who are not used to uphill walking. Lots of great look out for pictures, and there is a spot to get down to the beach and check out the water. Definitely recommend.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was the best place to introduce our girls (9 and 5) to their very first beach experience ever. The sand was soft, the beach wasn’t crowed and there were plenty of shells to discover. The only regret was we were having so much fun swimming, splashing and exploring that we forgot to reapply the sunscreen. We were a bit... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our 20 year old son hiked Torrey Pines State Reserve on a recent family vacation to San Diego. He's a real outdoors person and he LOVED it. We dropped him off to hike the reserve while we went to LaJolla to shop (about 15 minutes away), then picked him up about 3 hours later, which was plenty of time to... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Take a leisurely walk up the mountain and stop at some of the many scenic overlooks for a beautiful view of the ocean and beyond. When you come down, take a stroll along the beach......simply magnificent.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Torrey Pines as a family with a 7 and 9 year old. We parked at in the bottom lot and walked up the street to the trails at the top. When we got up there we realized that you can drive to the top and park up there. With the two kids, that would have been a better... More 

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arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

don't usually hike in there in the summer months, but if that is when you visit - it's worth it for the views. otherwise, during the rest of the year it is so enjoyable.

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Additional Information about Torrey Pines State Reserve

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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