Torrey Pines State Beach

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Torrey Pines State Beach
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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cnango
San Clemente, CA3 contributions
Torrey Pines State Park has a $15 fee to enter. Once inside you drive up to the top of the bluff where there are city and ocean views and many walking trails. There is also a small historical adobe lodge with a docent to answer any questions for you.
Written August 8, 2021
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,687 contributions
For a safe taste of nature (June 2020) head out early to Torrey Pines State Beach. You'll share the space with fishermen, sometimes surfers, birds, and an occasional boater. While walking along the beach you can enjoy the rock formations, sweeping vistas, and fresh salty sea air. The adjacent Torrey Pines Reserves is closed, but there is limited free pull in highway parking, if you get there early, especially on weekends.
Written July 20, 2020
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WI Cheese Girl
Madison, WI179 contributions
The views are great and at $15 for all-day, you should plan ahead and stake a place out. Even on a sunny day in January it's worth visiting. Plus, you can drive or walk up the bluffs and hike all the amazing outlooks for such amazing pictures.
Written January 20, 2022
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stephmhart
Torrance, CA170 contributions
Family
We paid the $15 to park and went to the top lot to hike down and back up. It seems a lot of people choose to park for free far down the street and then walk the extra miles to the trails. I’m all about supporting parks, so I handed over the $$. We were in town for the Zoo and my oldest isn’t a huge fan of hiking so we did the Beach trail. Less than 2 miles down and up and it was still good enough to get the heart pumping a bit. There are signs everywhere warning of unstable rocks and 100+ stairs but it seemed very safe and pretty easy. I would hit this place up non stop if I lived closer! Great little secluded beach at the bottom of the trail too. My youngest even took a dip in Oct!
Written November 1, 2020
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Nikko Gandia
Monterey, CA348 contributions
i went to the beach during my hike in the torrey pines natural reserve. i posted a youtube video that includes a vlog, tips and suggestions for all hiking levels, so you can be prepared. you can find a link to my youtube on my profile or you can look me up: nikko gandia.

the entrance fee was $25 on a sunday. there's free parking before the entrance available if you just want to go to the beach. there's paid parking for the beach and up top for the hiking trails.

i hiked the guy fleming trail loop, which had beautiful overhead views of the cliffs, ocean and the san diego coast. easy trail with minimal elevation.

i also hiked to the red butte and down to the beach. easy trail with about 300 ft of elevation gain.
Written October 2, 2021
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MrsBray2218
Kentucky225 contributions
Couples
What an amazing hike! We parked at the beach and walked all the way up. It was quite the adventure. The weather was perfect! The trails are beautiful and well maintained. There were guides out to answer questions and remind you to keep your distance and wear your mask when distance was possible. Beautiful!!!
Written March 13, 2021
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GlobalGypsy_13
San Diego, CA2,687 contributions
On a cold, nippy December morning this beach was nearly empty except for birds. Brown Pelicans swooped overhead, Red Knots fed along the surf. And small unknown birds darted through and over the rocks. What a glorious escape from the anxieties of the current Covid-19!
Written December 3, 2020
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AndyR2
Chattanooga, TN359 contributions
Couples
Wonderful hike in the park. Despite my knee surgeries over the last year we were able to pace ourselves and hike about 4 miles in the park including down to the beach. Very nice! And wonderful views. Spent half a day there and where happy with it. Make sure to bring some water as there is none available at the park. $15 to get in.
Written February 13, 2020
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Lisa D
3 contributions
I love that parking, bathrooms, and showers are all very convenient and close to the beach. Parking cost a grip of cash, but well worth the convenience. We have spent many hours there with our children from 1-18 and it's a great beach.
Written November 27, 2021
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drswayd
Chicago, IL104 contributions
We went to see the tidal pools but we got there during high tide. We were not in control of our schedule otherwise would have gone back. Even at high tide it was very beautiful. Hugh waves hitting the shore. So many pelicans flying in the surf. Overall very nice.
Written September 26, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM