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Torrey Pines Beach, Torrey Pines Hotel

Beautiful sandstone cliffs rise 300 magnificent feet from Torrey Pines beach to greet miles of hiking trails along the bluffs of Torrey Pines State Park. Stay in a Torrey Pines hotel near the reserve where the Torrey Pine tree (one of the rarest varieties of pine in the world) grows along with wildflowers, birds and other plants and animals. Take pictures and photos of the panoramic ocean views.

These trails wind down to a 4.5-mile stretch of beach that is uncrowded and ideal for swimming, walking, or picnicking. Be sure to visit the museum and visitor center (built in 1923) on top of the reserve at Torrey Pines.

Torrey Pines Beach Restrooms

Restrooms are available on top of the reserve and down on the beach. Showers are located at the bottom only. Remember that Torrey Pines is a state park and it is illegal to pick wildflowers or take pinecones; state law protects all natural or historic features. Bicycles and dogs are not allowed on trails.

Torrey Pines Beach Parking and Directions

Lodge at Torrey PinesTorrey Pines Lodge

The Lodge at Torrey Pines—5-star luxury overlooking the golf course. California Craftsman-style architecture of the early 1900's makes this historical lodge a must-see.

Torrey Pines State Beach is located at North Torrey Pines Road. Take the Carmel Valley Road exit off of I-5 heading north from San Diego. Park for free along 101 to the north and then walk south to the beach. Or pay a small fee and park high above the beach on the cliffs to enjoy the hike down to the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Torrey Pines Beach Insider Tips

The hike from the top of Torrey Pines State Park (starting at the visitor's center) to the beach below is one of the most rewarding in all of southern California. Bring your bathing suit so you can take a swim!

Torrey Pines State Park and beach offer a glimpse of the natural environment found along the southern California coast. The plant life and ecosystem are incredibly unique and diverse. Take advantage of the wonderful interpretive exhibits found at the visitor's center. If you hike down the trail from the upper parking lot, your reward will be the least crowded beach anywhere in San Diego County! We give Torrey Pines State Beach our highest recommendation.


 
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