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“not much there.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines State Reserve
Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
858 755 2063
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Ranked #3 of 231 attractions in San Diego
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Hiking Trails, State Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Fresno, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“not much there.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

no pines. if you're not a golfer, it wasn't worth the trip. We did find the gliderport and the aquarium on our way.

Visited September 2013
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Carlsbad, CA
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“Beautiful Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Take your hiking shoes and get on the trails! I love Torrey Pines, especially in the morning when sometimes you see dolphins. WARNING - there is a beach South of Torrey Pines called Blacks Beach. Sometimes there are nude men sunbathing there. If they see you coming, they will cover up, but just keep your eye on the ocean. :-)

Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Quick Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Just stopped to see the views of the ocean during the middle of the day. Very good views but didn't stay very long

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great place to enjoy the unique trees and the costal scenery. Don't forget to take your own food as nothing available there.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

What a beautiful view of the Pacific ocean. There are lots of hiking trails ranging from easy to changeling. This is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy nature and the sea breezes and well worth the trip.

Visited September 2013
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