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Torrey Pines State Reserve - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

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About Torrey Pines State Reserve

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


Attractions Near Torrey Pines State Reserve

Torrey Pines Golf Course
Torrey Pines Golf Course1.73km from Torrey Pines State Reserve

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.

Torrey Pines State Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach2.26km from Torrey Pines State Reserve

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.

Black's Beach
Black's Beach3.13km from Torrey Pines State Reserve

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 Pier5.72km from Torrey Pines State Reserve

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
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography5.78km from Torrey Pines State Reserve

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.

La Jolla Shores Park
La Jolla Shores Park6.63km from Torrey Pines State Reserve

La Jolla Shores Park is one of the most beautiful beaches in all of California and an extremely popular one. It has stretches of grass, an enticing playground, a large bathroom and outdoor shower facilities, it is catered to ensuring a fun, smooth family or group outing. Due to its flourishing aquatic life and proximity to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, it is a very popular launch point for scuba divers, kayakers, stand up paddle boarders and snorkelers.

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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.

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