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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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Always a treat at low tide

this is a beautiful beach in central San Diego adjacent to a great hiking park. the views are amazing and the beach is great for walking. just make sure you go at low tide!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2014
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

this is a beautiful beach in central San Diego adjacent to a great hiking park. the views are amazing and the beach is great for walking. just make sure you go at low tide!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My first time to the park. We paid the $15 car fee and drove to the top at about 10:00 am. Stopped at the visitor center to get a map and then off to the trails. I'm 50 and not in the best shape and was able to walk several of the trails. I'd be lying if I said it... More 

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West Bountiful, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This was a great beach. Very clean. The kids loved to play in the water. We stayed the whole day. We saw many gray whales breeching. Very nice!

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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

There is a fee if you drive into the park, but not if you park at the bottom and walk up, As we had those with difficulty making the climb, we drove. At the top, there are restroom facilities, benches and plenty of parking, as well as trails to various points around the cliffs. The pines, of course, are huge... More 

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Virginia Beach VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

On New Year's Eve we visited Torrey Pines State Reserve. To enter is $15. Not sure why someone said $5 but it was $15 per vehicle. I will say it is well worth the price as this is one excellent place. First we drove up to the top of the hill where parking is tight but available. Yeah, you can... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

It was a little cold but we parked and enjoyed the beach view for a bit. The kids enjoyed throwing rock into the ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This state park has to have some of the best views in the state from the top of the park. Beautiful hike down to the beach, great for any age group. Park over on the street side, free parking and great start to your hike.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Can't believe I've been to this area 3 times before and never came here. The hike up is not too steep...the views of the ocean and cliffs - amazing. We 'hiked' most of it in 3 hours. I have a totally irrational fear of mountain lions while hiking in Cali..(I know, it's nuts) This place by the ocean is perfect... More 

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

You may think that $15 for parking is a lot, but to hike this beautiful bluff and see the views from the cliffs, it is worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you want to hike while in San Diego, this state park is perfect. My husband and I hiked up the hill to the visitor's center and then hiked down the cliffs to the beach. Such a great experience! Great to experience a beautiful California beach and cliffs!

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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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