We visited Torrey Pines on a previous trip to San Diego for a family picnic and everyone enjoyed it. The beach was clean and expansive with beautiful cliffs and lots of trails up on the bluff. There was only one picnic table at the beach parking lot area and it's reserved for disabled but one of our party was disabled so we were able to use it for lunch after guilting some able-bodied squatters. The weekend entry fee per car is more expensive than I've ever seen at any beach park (fifteen bucks) but it likely kept the crowds down a little bit and it was worth it in the end.
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