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Black's Beach

2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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Beautiful views from the cliffs!

We did not go to the beach because the access is through stairs (a lot), and our toddler was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Poly_Rafa
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Flat sand, idyllic beach - amazing experience

I went for the first time on a Monday in December, and that might color this review. Few people... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
barefoot123
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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One of the west coast's 5 premier surfing spots.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“nude beach” (57 reviews)
“glider port” (27 reviews)
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2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did not go to the beach because the access is through stairs (a lot), and our toddler was asleep. So we enjoyed the views from the top of the cliffs, they are breathtaking! We read that clothes are optional on this beach, but it...More

Thank Poly_Rafa
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went for the first time on a Monday in December, and that might color this review. Few people were on the beach and I felt almost as if we had it to ourselves, but the water was full of surfers and that was cool...More

Thank barefoot123
Reviewed 30 October 2017

ok, so if you are not physically fit, do not attempt to go to Blacks Beach. Our uber driver warned us of "the climb" but we had no idea what we were getting into. "take the stairs" he said. The term stairs here is used...More

Thank hbl1992
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The nude beach was pretty cool, it wasn't busy the day we were there. For first timers we were really comfortable. You have to want to go to walk down the cliff and then climb back up so it keeps the majority of people away.

1  Thank travelblonde8412
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Long ago rated in Playboy as America's best nude beaches and then going there leads one to never want to go to a nude beach again and question yourself with "oh my god, do I look like that?" That said it is a beautiful beach...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We heard to check this place out because the surfers were active with the first big winter swell. Beautiful scenic area. We hiked down from the Torrey Pines Gliderport parking lot, and it is an intense hike. No guardrails and a long way down, do...More

Thank cincyfoodsnob
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is a great beach but if, like us, you're 60+ and not terribly fit, do think about the effort it takes to reach the sand. The Gliderport, which offers great overhead entertainment launching hangliders and paragliders off the clifftop, is 372' above the beach....More

Thank DenisCThurley
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is my first nude beach, which I really did enjoy. The FIRST thing u must know is there is a VERY long, semi dangerous, walk down a very steep hill with steps. You will get a leg workout, and tired. Some of the steps...More

Thank KingLoco247
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the title! The beach itself was beautiful, peaceful, friendly naked people! I was in my element! However the previous warnings about the climb down and death march back up was glossed over!!! For the let’s gently say it, over weight folks...More

1  Thank bevsensualparty
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Sand Sun And Good vibes You have 2 options to get there One from Torrey Pines Glide Port and then you have to hike around 10/15 minutes down from the cliff, there is stairs there. Option 2 Walk from La Jolla shores around 20/35 minutes...More

Thank Maxim Z
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Henry s
3 August 2017|
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Response from craigclark | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Not many to choose from.
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Mizzou86
19 July 2017|
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Response from Tom K | Reviewed this property |
I was at the beach once and it was a May Monday early afternoon. There were clumps of people scattered all over but it was not a big crowd and no volleyball. I have no idea about the volleyball scene. You would have to hear... More
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gwmullis
3 February 2017|
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Response from craigclark | Reviewed this property |
It is best to check the daily weather. The beach gets usage all year round. March will be starting to really warm up. A sunny and warm day will have the beach full of people looking to get an all over tan.
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