Black's Beach
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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  • Ashley C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Be aware of your surroundings
    Still voting this a 5 star beach but solo traveling female nudist just please be aware of your surroundings and bring protection always. It’s unsettling when someone approaches you while alone and says inappropriate things when you are clearly tucked away and far away from the walking paths people take. We shouldn’t have to feel unsafe in our safe spaces. Worth the hike, beautiful and quiet but just be aware. 🖤
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Jess
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing beach but with gawkers
    This beach is spectacular. I went two days in a row, it is so beautiful and I really enjoyed being in the nude in the sand and sun. I was on my own (I'm not local) and there seemed to be adults of all ages, backgrounds, genders ect. With that said, I also felt like there was a surprising amount of gawking men roaming. I was approached by multiple naked men in the two days that I was there. I never felt physically unsafe but I did feel somewhat violated and annoyed.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 9, 2024
  • Pioneer631239
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Black Beach is awesome.
    Went in 1974, it was an amazing place back then, lot of people on beach. Everyone very respectful. Went back in 97 and it changed, not many people and the ones I saw where at the gay end, I have no problem with it just hope their not the reason more people weren't there. I'll never forget the times I went there, probably anywhere from 20-35x. It was in playboy magazine also
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 6, 2024
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Eric G
Florissant, MO358 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The trail up/down to the beach is hazardous, and not for the weak of heart. Getting down was a moderate hike, but going up was problematic. Stay away unless you are are good physical condition. The only roadway access is blocked by the lifeguards to discourage any normal people from entering the beach.

what you see is often unappealing. The beach itself is not all that nice, and the place is overrun by naked men wanting to get their jollies showing off their bananas and cherries. And they are everywhere.
Written October 29, 2020
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annebam
Brooklyn, NY28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Scott
Olathe, KS33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
First we are not people that strip down at the beach, nor did we this time. Saying that our experience was great. The sunsets are amazing! The hike up and down was fun and something that we would love to do again. When we were there only seemed to be 3 or 4 nude men, compared to the 300+ people clothed, none of them did anything inappropriate. I wouldn't recommend taking small children there but to each their own. Free Parking as well.
Written February 14, 2020
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Tom K
Illinois116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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MrandMrsTravel
San Diego, CA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
With having to cancel our International travels due to COVID-19, we decided to stay at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines hotel where we would visit Black’s Beach. Black’s Beach is our new favorite Beach in San Diego! Yes, it’s clothing optional and yes more people than not exercise their option. We enjoyed a beautiful Saturday, on the warm sand, walking up and down the shore, and simply enjoying all that a beautiful Saturday in San Diego on a clothing optional beach can offer. It was extremely liberating. We were initially concerned about the weather being too chilly but at 70 degrees we couldn’t have asked for better weather. Should you decide to go, remember to pack light as the hike back up, although worth it, can be challenging.
Written July 7, 2020
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Phil
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Jess
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This beach is spectacular. I went two days in a row, it is so beautiful and I really enjoyed being in the nude in the sand and sun. I was on my own (I'm not local) and there seemed to be adults of all ages, backgrounds, genders ect. With that said, I also felt like there was a surprising amount of gawking men roaming. I was approached by multiple naked men in the two days that I was there. I never felt physically unsafe but I did feel somewhat violated and annoyed.
Written March 10, 2024
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Ashley C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Still voting this a 5 star beach but solo traveling female nudist just please be aware of your surroundings and bring protection always. It’s unsettling when someone approaches you while alone and says inappropriate things when you are clearly tucked away and far away from the walking paths people take. We shouldn’t have to feel unsafe in our safe spaces. Worth the hike, beautiful and quiet but just be aware. 🖤
Written August 8, 2023
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Benjamin
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We walked from La Jolla shores all the way to Torrey Pines, and stopped at Black's Beach along the way. We just moved here and had no idea that there was a stretch of nude beach! It was awesome. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming; I've seen other reviews of "creeps and pervs" and that couldn't have been further from the truth. It was totally family friendly and we had a great time. We'll definitely go back! However, I'd honestly rather walk the several miles along the beach back to La Jolla Shores than hike up that damn cliff to get off the beach!
Written September 4, 2020
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apple-pear-joy
San Diego, CA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Crazy naked man gyrating and cursing at me on the trail. I was not hanging out on the beach, just getting exercise on the steep trail, but he was unfortunately part of my hiking experience. I think he was mentally unstable and/or on drugs. I had to find another person to help me walk past him to ensure I could get to my car safely. He had fixated himself on me and I felt unsafe, especially around cliffs.
Written October 2, 2022
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