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Torrey Pines State Beach

La Jolla
  • Tricia H.
    "Best place to run in SD! Run along the beach or the cliffs."(6 Tips)
    "Be sure to check out flat rock at the bottom of the beach trail"(3 Tips)
    Jason H.
    "Great hike to the beach and gorgeous views of the Pacific."(23 Tips)
    Merritt K.
    "Park on Carmel Valley Road.."(3 Tips)
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  • Connie C.
    Gorgeous hike along the coastline where you can mix it up with cliffs and beach side walks. Gets crowded on weekends and parking is a $15 nightmare. We usually park on the street and walk in.
    Upvoted Oct 24
  • Lindsay
    LindsayApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try not to run over people bc you are too excited! Where the best memories were made and will continue on!! :) One of my fave places in the whole wide universe!!! Sunsets here are lovely!! xoxo
  • Liz V.
    Liz Van SavageMay 8, 2016
    So beautiful! Went for a hike early in the morning and were pretty much on our own! Amazing. Watch out for random waves down by the shore ha ha we got a little shower. Fun!!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HughesApril 16, 2014
    Pay the $10 and park at the top. Great hike to the beach and gorgeous views of the Pacific. One of my favorite spots!
  • Dani A.
    Dani AizenmanFebruary 8, 2015
    Check out flat rock! Its a rock to your left if you come down from the cliffs that has a bunch of sea creatures on the rock. Great sand, Great sunsets.
  • Tricia H.
    Tricia HowerzylJune 27, 2013
    Best place to run in SD! Run along the beach or the cliffs. Bathrooms near by as well as a water fountain.
  • Yi C.
    Yi ChiangFebruary 15, 2016
    Great spot for some activities: hiking, surfing, biking or sightseeing... Definitely worth a couple hours of your day. Free parking along the coast if you can find it!
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    Everyone gets sand in their shorts. It’s how you deal with sand in your shorts that makes you stand out.
  • Cristina A.
    This was an easy hike. I recommend to take your family here. Wonderful views!
    Upvoted Oct 24
  • Lindsay
    LindsaySeptember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I love you, San Diego! You'll always have a piece of my heart~ p.s. Avoid the beach trail during high tide, unless you want to get soaked.. Oopsie
  • Court W.
    Court WallnerAugust 14, 2015
    My favorite place to run after work. Along steep cliffs with breathtaking views, you'll want to come hiking here.
  • Joann W.
    Joann WoolleyAugust 11, 2013
    Plan to pay for parking when you come here on the weekend, that way if you score free parking its a bonus!
  • Merritt K.
    Merritt KNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Park on Carmel Valley Road.. It's a bit of a walk but it'll save you the parking fee :) Great place to walk.. Watch the tides sometimes the beach disappears..
  • James T.
    James ThomasJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Trail!! You can get a great workout!!
  • ஜ Lisa Lorraine ஜ
    ஜ Lisa Lorraine ஜAugust 13, 2012
    Home to the nation's rarest pine tree. No food and drinks on the reserve but picnics are permitted on the beach.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaJune 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hike the trail first and reward yourself by jumping into the water after!
  • Natalie O.
    Natalie OlbrantzApril 28, 2011
    Good place to walk alongside the beach an pick up seashells. My favorite beach in San Diego for hiking and scenery.
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelJuly 31
    Been here 10+ times
    The beach is soooo vast and wide you can walk there all day
  • Nilda 🚲 T.
    Nilda 🚲 TownsendSeptember 21, 2013
    A nice place for running and hiking with beautiful view and scenery!!
  • Shane H.
    Shane HaleFebruary 15, 2010
    Spend a day at Torrey Pines State Park. Hike to Razor Pt., Broken Hill, and down to Flat Rock at the beach. Wear a bathing suite in take advantage of the ocean to cool you down. Read more
  • Lori
    LoriJuly 24, 2012
    Be sure to check out flat rock at the bottom of the beach trail
  • Maria M.
    Maria MartinezAugust 12, 2016
    Go weekday before 5. Easy to find parking
    Upvoted Oct 24
  • Dee L.
    Dee Lub-MedMay 21, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Jog towards Del Mar, and you'll see a tunnel- it's a shortcut towards Del Mar. Awesome jog, hike adventure. Awesome views too!
  • Kenani G.
    Kenani GertnerJuly 10, 2016
    I like the hiking trails, but it's better in colder months, when not as many people are there.
  • Vay B.
    Vay Bawa1 week ago
    I could come here every day, it's so gorgeous
  • Avivit E.
    Avivit ErlichmanAugust 15, 2013
    Great beach to be. Surfing is not the best there though...
  • Jason K.
    Jason KeathJune 17, 2012
    Take a hike, see the beautiful view, then rest an relax by the Pacific Ocean. Mother nature got this place right.
  • Duyen F.
    Duyen FenstonMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the parking pass! Worth the $ you spend on gas waiting for someone to leave!
  • samir b.
    samir bhavnaniDecember 11, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Good surfing spot (beach break). Park in North Torrey Pines lot (off Carmel Valley Rd.). Drive to north end of lot. Walk up hill under train tracks. Head north a few hundred yards (Tower 7).
  • Jase
    JaseOctober 11, 2011
    Killer beach and killer hike up the hill. Do it! Read more
  • Billie Bourgeois - Pacific Sotheby's International
    Great number off trails and beach access. Beautiful!
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickJanuary 26, 2016
    Gorgeous and easy to park if you come early
  • Zack H.
    Zack HastingsAugust 18, 2011
    Walk south to the point and there is a trail that leads you up the cliffs
  • TheDL
    TheDLApril 25
    Nice cool down after hiking the trails above
  • D-J G.
    D-J GordonOctober 15
    Nice beach - great place for evening walks.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SmithNovember 14, 2014
    Love these trails... Such a great hike
  • Greg L.
    Greg LeeOctober 24, 2011
    Enjoy the beautiful scenery, but unfortunately they don't allow our four legged friends.
  • Anubis W.
    A really pretty beach
  • Court W.
    Court WallnerAugust 14, 2015
    The beach below the cliffs and the trails
  • Brian S.
    Brian SnyderFebruary 18, 2010
    For the perfect sunset, park at the end of Del Mar Heights Road and watch from the top of the bluff.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerSeptember 30, 2014
    Favorite hiking spot in SD
  • Pam G.
    Pam G.August 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite beachwalk among people & sandpipers.
  • Steve W.
    Steve WilliamsJanuary 6, 2014
    You don't need a tip, look at the picture.
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.February 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beach for dolphin pod sightings!
  • Jon P.
    Jon PressmanMarch 26
    Hunt for the perfect smooth rock on the shore
  • Alan U.
    Alan UnderkoflerMarch 13, 2010
    Best hike in san Diego! You must do it! The views are amazing!!
  • Moises L.
    Moises LombrozoDecember 14, 2013
    Afternoon hike
  • El Jefe
    El JefeJanuary 8, 2013
    Great beach to hit after a round of golf!!
  • Олег К.
    amazing views!) on the ocean, sky...
  • Lolita T.
    Lolita TaubOctober 12, 2016
    Best hike in San Diego.
  • Sandro A.
    Sandro AlbertiAugust 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lotsa Water Pokémon here!
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen MontalbanoJuly 29, 2013
    So relaxing and a great work out
  • Duyen F.
    Duyen FenstonMay 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Parking pass was worth every penny!
  • Katie E.
    Katie EwingAugust 2, 2015
    Sunsets, walks
  • Ninja C.
    Ninja CentralAugust 19, 2014
    Great hikes here!
  • Ruben v.
    Ruben van StaverenMarch 23, 2013
    The pacific is cold in March!
  • Keri R.
    Keri RobinsonNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    walk around sunset and you might see dolphins!
  • Alanoud A.
    Alanoud AlsuhibaniMay 31, 2015
  • Kyle👣
    Kyle👣November 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't leave till you get pitted
  • El Jefe
    El JefeJanuary 11, 2013
    Lots of pretty birds here
  • Ronda U.
    Ronda UsseryApril 7, 2012
    Relax. Enjoy. Laugh More
  • Linn E.
    Linn EleyNovember 22, 2013
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  • Everyday
    EverydaySeptember 20, 2013
    Rock Beach.
  • ryan t.
    ryan taylorAugust 26, 2009
    Go Hike Torrey Pines reserve down to the beach. Reward yourself with a swim to cool off afterward.
  • Rick "The Undaunted Dad" D.
    Rick "The Undaunted Dad" DieterleAugust 29, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Park along Carmel Valley Rd. near the entrance and save yourself $10 in parking fees.
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldMay 4, 2010
    Keri R. is always hogging this beach!
  • matthew H.
    matthew HigbyDecember 16, 2009
    go for a goddamn hike
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