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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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Address: Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: +1 858-755-2063
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Sun - Sat 07:15 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains...

Although this park is located within San Diego's city limits, it remains one of the wildest landscapes along the Southern California coast, with miles of unspoiled beaches, chaparral, elegant Torrey Pine trees and a lagoon vital to many species of migrating birds.

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Fun morning hike

My pregnant wife and I came her on our visit to San Diego. $20 to park and to go inside, unless you want the free parking along the road down at the bottom of the cliffs. Only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My pregnant wife and I came her on our visit to San Diego. $20 to park and to go inside, unless you want the free parking along the road down at the bottom of the cliffs. Only time we will ever be there, so it was worth it in our minds. Tips: get there early, as it gets very crowded... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This natural resrve provides trails for hiking or even running for short, long , easy to more physical demanding loops. Walking along the trails will be provided with ecosystem knowledge, even on the beach or saltmarshland, inland lagoon creating from high tide of the ocean. In the winter, it's also easy walk with cool sea breeze. Let join me in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to this place for brunch. The price was high but the food was good and service was good. The view is nice too.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Back in the 1970s we could visit here even on weekends and sometimes virtually have the Park to ourselves. Now we strategically plan our visits to avoid the sometimes crazy crowds, which can be intense on weekends and holidays. Like many popular places it makes sense to visit early or late in the day or mid week in the winter... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second or third time we have walked up the back road, visited the nature center. and walked trails that go down to the water. Wonderful views. Even performed a family wedding here, and it was memorable. Then playing the Torrey Pines golf course, and seeing the clubhouse was amazing. Tough course for a duffer. On some holes... More 

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Galt, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Susan Komen walk in San Diego 2016 proceeds through the park. Due to the number of walkers in our group (approx 2600) docents were on the road we traveled reminding us to be quiet and enjoy the peace. They were available for questions, had signs for possible animals to see (although we were too noisy for the animals to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Extensive trail system with great views of Pacific Ocean. Can do long easy hike or step climb down to secluded beaches. Also has some great picnic areas if want to hangout. Heard great reviews and lived up to them

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Lake Mills, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best last night on the west coast watching the sunset here at Torrey Pines. Absolutely beautiful. I have never felt so at one with the universe as I did as the sun set that evening.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First place I ever visited in San Diego, and the place which convinced me I needed to move here was Torrey Pines Reserve. Seeing the para-gliders in the distance, the cove, the landscape and the sun sold it for me. It's not just one thing that makes it a great place, it is an experience to walk through the sandstone... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike to enjoy the natural beauty of SoCal. Will be a little crowded on weekend, so don't expect solitude. Great walk along the beach, but make sure you go at low tide unless you want to plan on getting wet since there isn't much beach and you have to wait for the tide to go out sometimes.

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