Black's Beach

Black's Beach, San Diego: Hours, Address, Black's Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Black's Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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One of the west coast's 5 premier surfing spots.
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4.5
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kyendley
Kelowna, Canada39 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
You have to hike down to get to the beach, but it is definitely worth it. About 10 minute hike down and probably 20 minutes to get back up. It’s steep,but there are steps for most of the way. The beach is gorgeous.
Written June 12, 2022
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David A
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
My parents live right off the cliffs overlooking Black’s Beach. I grew up in San Diego and I don’t know of anyone who takes the trek down the cliff just to see naked people.
Written January 18, 2022
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annebam
Brooklyn, NY17 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Wow!! I knew this was a beach with a short walk from the cliff, but this is awfully spectacular! Much better than I expected. Hang gliders and paragliders overhead really add to the majesty. Beautiful spot for a walk and a sunset. Highly recommend.
Written November 8, 2021
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Mynonnie
United States299 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We parked in the La Jolla Shores neighborhood. Had no problem finding a spot right near the entrance to the road that takes you down to the beach. The walk down to the beach has beautiful views. This stretch of beach is stunningly beautiful. The beach is wide and long. You can get a good workout in or just relax and take in the sounds of the ocean. It wasn’t crowded at all and the beach is really pristine.
Written September 11, 2021
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Tom K
Illinois98 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
My wife and I hiked from the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve hills down the beach trail to the shore. We then headed south and walked the two miles or so to Blacks Beach. Blacks is sparsely populated then more people gradually appear farther south with a good crowd on either side of the stairs up to the Gliderport. The water was pretty cold (to me) so not too many people were frolicking in the water. Lots of nude men, some nude and topless women (farther south). Just people enjoying the gorgeous weather and cool atmosphere. We did see a fisherman catch a small shark casting off the shore.
Written July 1, 2021
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Jeremy
Seattle, WA70 contributions
Apr 2021
Great little clothing optional spot. Not ADA accessible. It's a long steep hike down to the beach. But once you're there you can strip down and skinny dip or sun your buns.
Written June 11, 2021
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Phil
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
My wife and I just spend a couple great days at black’s! Hiked down and up the trail once and walked in from Torrey Pines State Reserve (2 miles each way). What a beautiful beach! Most people in the nude section where naked or topless. There were couples and single men and women. Just a great vibe. We will be back.
Written May 9, 2021
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FamilyofBoys
Milwaukee, WI295 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Love the trail down and the long walk along the beach. We did the trail twice one day for for the fun and the challenge. As for nudity, it’s a nude beach. Nothing about it felt inappropriate.
Written May 3, 2021
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Al S
71 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Looks like Blacks beach turned into a gay beach
1000"s of naked me.
And boy are they gorgeous!
Leave some room for us straights.n
Written March 16, 2021
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Cashout
6 contributions
Jan 2021
Nude Beach apart it is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of CA. It is a hike all the way down from Torrey Pines Glidersport but once down it is pure joy! The beach and the sands are whistle clean, no signs of trash anywhere! You have the state beach patrol trucks doing their rounds every hour or two and so it is safe. Nude, semi-nude, not nude, who cares are all there to enjoy this perfectly protected cove. The water is an amazing deep dark blue sometimes gently lapping the shoreline and at other time just the right amount of surf to bring out the surfers to try their luck. I have never seen a nude surfer there yet.......maybe one of these days there will be a brave one! Dipping in the waters and swimming are best experienced between May 1st and November 7th after which it becomes cold. I have swum in the third week of November too but you will always find brave guys and gals doing it in December thru April too!
Written January 9, 2021
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Black's Beach is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM