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If you've never been to a nude beach, definitely give it a try. *Not accessible for those with mobility issues"

I am not a shy person, so of course I could'nt resist the idea of diving into the crashing surf... read more

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Beautiful. Also nice for longer walk directly at the beach. It has public access and indeed is... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2019
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2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not a shy person, so of course I could'nt resist the idea of diving into the crashing surf nude and feeling the water rush over my skin when I heard we were so close to a nude beach. This is not an ideal...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LauraAgardy
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Beautiful. Also nice for longer walk directly at the beach. It has public access and indeed is BLACK sand - the only one nearby we found

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Stefan W
Reviewed December 28, 2018

First time at a nude beach and it was so much fun! It was not awkward at all. Mostly old people just trying to do their thing and not in a pervy way. We got to meet the locals and play volleyball with them. I'm...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 800dash
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I love Black's Beach! Only downside is the trek to get there. Very clean and plenty of room. This place is second in my book, only to Pirates Cove in SLO county.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim E
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Hilly entry to the beach front where you can find nudity in the strand. As it's name reveals the sand is black in color and different. You can enjoy walk on the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sohrab K
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Black's Beach packs a wallop: dramatic vistas, brightly colored gliders, a steep yet manageable hike down to a secluded beach and even some naked bathers. The homes perched on the edges of the cliffs sport some impressive architecture as well. Even the most jaded teen...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hope F
Reviewed November 7, 2018

People of all ages it's clothing optional on the North end of this beach area. They have a volleyball court set up for nude playing. The waves hitting the rocks in this area is pure GREATNESS. I could watch the waves for ever.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dean A
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Its a climb down to and back up from the beach, and sometimes parking is tough, but its a nice beach. Less crowded than La Jolla Shores to the south. On a low-tide day you can walk between the two (meaning no cliff climbing if...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Joel B
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Start at the glider port. Enjoy the scene. Hike down to the beach (not for those afraid of heights or in bad shape). A beautiful, isolated beach full of nude bodies. Wonderful cliffs at sunset.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank JEnriquez
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This is the best beach as it really removes you from the hustle and bustle of the city. This is going to be tough one to get to if you aren’t in some sort of decent condition to do a 10 minute hike down (which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 26, 2018|
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Response from Stan L |
I'm a man and have been to Blacks Beach 5 times. The months of September, June and July. Not many people there in September. July and June were of people all ages. Men, women, couples and a few families. All nude. No one... More
June 24, 2018|
Response from Tom K |
No hotels on this beach.
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June 20, 2018|
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Response from francescogQ8380UL | Reviewed this property |
Given that most beaches are clothed you would have plenty of other choices to stay clothed.
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Black's Beach - where to stay (5 Replies)
Hi there, A friend and I would like to spend a few days at Black's Beach. Does anyone know of a good place to stay that's not too far from there? I hear La Jolla is upscale and expensive, and we're more interested in just getting some sun. If anyone could recommend a place I'd really appreciate it.
August 27, 2009|
Response fromElleLaJolla|
As BW said, Black's is a bit difficult to get to. My favorite way down is the "stairs" at the Glider Port. Another way down is the lifeguard road on La Jolla Farms Road. Regardless of how you get there, you probably need a car. If you have a car, you can find less expensive hotels in Pacific Beach and in Mira Mesa (Sorrento Valley).