Torrey Pines Beach
Beautiful sandstone cliffs rising 300 feet from the Pacific Ocean, greeting miles of
walking paths along the bluffs at Torrey Pines State Beach.
These paths take visitors through the reserve among the Torrey pines
(one of the rarest varieties of pine in the world), wildflowers,
and other plants and animals with wonderful panoramic views of the ocean.
The trails wind down to a 4.5-mile stretch of beach that is uncrowded and
ideal for a swim, walk, or picnic.
Another main attraction is the museum and visitor center, built in 1923,
on top of the reserve at Torrey Pines.
Restrooms are available at the top of the reserve and down on the beach.
Showers are located at the bottom of the reserve. 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.
DirectionsTorrey Pines State Beach is located at North Torrey Pines Road.
Take 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.