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Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego

Stretched along Torrey Pines State Park and set against gorgeous cliffs, this beach is one of the most beautiful around.

Stretched along Torrey Pines State Park and set against gorgeous cliffs, this beach is one of the most beautiful around. A salt marsh at the north end of the beach empties into the ocean. The beach is also a popular one for surfing and body boarding.


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About Torrey Pines State Beach

 Torrey Pines State Beach, Torrey Preserve, CA 92037, USA

Torrey Pines State Beach and Nearby Sights on Map

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

No bikes, dogs, food and beverages allowed

Black's Beach

Set against high cliffs, Black's Beach is the largest nude beach in the country

Salk Institute of Biological Studies

Near UCSD is this architectural monolith; the structure for this noted institution is built out of unfinished concrete and perched atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Learn to hang glide here

University of California San Diego

A combination of a small liberal arts college and a large research university, UCSD has a good reputation locally and offers some interesting sights

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

The public center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography (of University of California, San Diego), this award-winning aquarium has many fantastic exhibits, with oceanic species from all over the Pacific Ocean displayed, as well as sharks, a tide pool, a large kelp tank, and a coral reef (with actual living coral)

Birch Aquarium

La Jolla Shores

In north La Jolla, this beach has some of the gentlest waves of any beach in San Diego

La Jolla Cove

A very popular beach for swimming, scuba diving and snorkeling, set against beautiful sea cliffs

The Cave Store

Built on top of a sea cave, this gift shop offers tours of a small cavern open to the ocean