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There are two sections here that are worth a visit. The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is home to bluffs overlooking the sea and eight miles of trails through unique landscape. The twisted Torrey... Read More
There are two sections here that are worth a visit. The Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is home to bluffs overlooking the sea and eight miles of trails through unique landscape. The twisted Torrey pine tree is found in only two places on earth: in this park and on the Channel Islands almost 200 miles to the north. Due to conservation efforts the park is one of the wildest, most undeveloped spots in the state. Three hundred feet below at the base of the bluffs is a gorgeous sandy beach. The northern portion is popular for families and has lifeguards, bathrooms and limited parking.
- Visitor Center: Daily 9am-5pm
- Park: Daily 8am-Sunset
Parking $5 - $10
- Parks: "The trails in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve are excellent for kids and leisurely walks."
- Romantic Things to Do: "The nation's rarest pine calls this state park home. The view is spectacular. Dolphins and whales can often be seen while hiking."
- Free Things to Do: "Keep an eye out for street parking to avoid paying for the lot."
- Beaches: "Due to state budget cuts, the beach has suffered removal of some conveniences (like trash cans) BUT it's still one of San Diego's finest and worth a visit."
- Sightseeing: "The park and beach are great for families. To visit the park, you just need to buy a parking pass otherwise admission is free."
- Outdoor Activities: "A morning walk or jog through Torrey Pines State Reserve is a great way to start the day."
- Best for Parks Because: Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is thought to be one of the wildest stretches of land left in the state.
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Hike peacefully through the beautiful park, hand-in-hand amid ocean breezes.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The nation's rarest pine calls this state park home. The view is spectacular--dolphins and whales can often be seen while hiking.
- Best for Beaches Because: Pair a hike through Torrey Pines State Park with a dip in the ocean next door. Life doesn't get much better than that!
- Best for Sightseeing Because: The park is like an oasis in the city with spectacular views and a chance to see the flora and fauna of coastal San Diego.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: It's easy to explore the park and then hit the beach afterward. Views are stunning.