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Torrey Pines State Beach - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Torrey Pines State Beach, California, USA


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About Torrey Pines State Beach

A beautiful public beach located in the community of Torrey Pines. It is a local favorite among surfers and remains a quintessential Southern California beach. The Northern side of the beach has a Surfer/Surfing side while the Southern side hosts swimming, body boarding, etc.

Attractions Near Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines State Reserve
Torrey Pines State Reserve2.26km from Torrey Pines State Beach

2,000 acres of coastal state park, one of the wildest stretches of land (8 km²) on the Southern California coast. one of the wildest stretches of land (8 km²) on the Southern California coast. The reserve consists of a plateau with cliffs that overlook Torrey Pines State Beach, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. Many different kinds of wildlife and flora are found within the reserve, including bobcats, foxes, skunks, raccoons, coyotes, rabbits, cacti, coastal chaparral, and the ra

Torrey Pines Golf Course
Torrey Pines Golf Course3.95km from Torrey Pines State Beach

Torrey Pines Golf Course is a 36-hole facility owned by the City of San Diego. It sits on the coastal cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the community of La Jolla, just south of Torrey Pines State Reserve.

Black's Beach
Black's Beach5.35km from Torrey Pines State Beach

A secluded section of beach beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines. Stingrays can be found along the coastline when the water gets above 50 degrees.

Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier
Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier7.91km from Torrey Pines State Beach

The Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier is an icon of UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a vital research facility that houses numerous environmental monitoring stations and enables small boat and scientific diving operations. It was built in 1988, replacing the original pier built in 1916 with funds provided by its namesake patron, and is considered one of the world's largest research piers.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

An aquarium and the public outreach center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California. Birch Aquarium at Scripps has an annual attendance of more than 439,000, including more than 40,000 school children, and features more than 3,000 animals representing 380 species. The hilltop site provides views of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus and the Pacific Ocean.

Cardiff State Beach
Cardiff State Beach8.25km from Torrey Pines State Beach

Cardiff State Beach is the long sandy strip along the west side of San Elijo Lagoon a large wetlands and ecological reserve Popular activities include swimming, surfing, and beachcombing. It is one of the iconic location where you can soebd somwe nice time in the middle of the busy location.

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California's second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States. San Diego County has more than 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. This forms the most densely populated region of the county.