Blacks Beach San Diego Torrey Pines State Beach San Diego's Best Surf Beach / Gliderport San Diego Nude Beach / Nudist Beach
Come take a look around one of the most beautiful sections of beach and cliffs in Southern California!
Running along the north section of La Jolla and the south end of Del Mar California.
Take a look at Blacks Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach from the top of the cliffs It is easy to see why many people decide not to climb all the way down since it is a steep trail with a lot of gravel. Enjoy the view and awesome sound of the ocean on the video below.
Black's Beach is a clothing optional beach, or nude beach located in La Jolla, California. It is perhaps the largest the best surfing beach in San Diego due to the very deep waters that push strong current and waves in from the south and south west into the shallow beaches surrounded by very high cliffs. Blacks Beach is situated north of downtown La Jolla and south of Torrey Pines State Park by The Torrey Pines Glider Port.
Blacks is normally about 50% clothing and 50% nude. When coming down the cliffs by The Torrey Pines Glider Port the south section is clothing required and the north section which turns into state beach is "clothing optional".
Blacks Beach is one of the largest nude beaches in the United States and is surrounded by 500+ foot cliffs from The Torrey Pines State Reserve and The Torrey Pines Glider Port wich sits just above.
If you are ever ready too see some of the largest waves in San Diego or some of the sections of nude beach, this is a one of a kind spot along the California coastline.
There is a portion of the beach where it remains legal to be nude--from the gliderport north for about one mile.
A volunteer group called the Black's Beach Bares helps to keep the beach clean, safe, and maintained. They also host events and picnics through the summer at the beach. They are affiliated with The Naturist Society and the Las Vegas Bares.
Black's Beach is known to surfers as one of the most powerful beach breaks in Southern California. The waves gain the power due to the focusing effects of an underwater canyon just offshore. Because of the large surf and aggressive crowds, Black's is a dangerous surfing location.
There is a glider port atop the Black's Beach 300 foot cliff.
The beach is very close in proximity to the University of California, San Diego and is popular with the students of the university. Many students can be seen walking from the university to Black's.
Black's Beach is a two mile long, sandy strip situated at the base of majestic cliffs up to 300 feet high. It is formally known as Torrey Pines City Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach in that it is jointly owned by the City of San Diego and the State of California. There is a glider port atop the cliff overlooking the beach where hangliders, paragliders and remote controlled gliders can often be seen soaring.
Access to Black's Beach is very difficult due to the high cliffs and lack of improved stairways. The safest access is from adjacent beaches to the north and south, but this access may be obstructed by high tides or surf. The cliffs of Black's Beach are unstable and slides can occur without warning, so it is best to stay well away from them. Although not officially sanctioned, some patrons of Black's Beach practice nudism.
There is no permanent lifeguard station at this beach. Lifeguards are usually on duty mid-day from Spring break through the end of October. Due to the remoteness of this beach, lifeguard assistance may take twenty minutes or more to arrive when lifeguards are not on duty at the beach. There is an emergency call box at the south end of the beach at the bottom of the road.
Most California beaches experience strong rip currents. The safety tips section provides an explanation of rip currents and some methods of freeing yourself if caught in a rip current. The best advice is to swim near a lifeguard.
Regulated Water Activity Zones:
Water activity is essentially unregulated. Surfers and swimmers may mix, but all are required to employ due care in avoiding injury to each other.
This is an excellent beach for surfing, particularly at the southern end.
Scuba diving is not recommended due to access problems and surf conditions.
Restrooms and Showers:
There are no restrooms on Black's Beach. Portable restrooms can be found at the top of the cliffs next to the Glider Port. Restrooms can also be found at La Jolla Shores, to the south, and at Torrey Pines State Beach, to the north.
There are no improved walkways at this beach. There are several natural paths, but they can be very hazardous and false trails abound. Use caution and observe warning signs.
This beach does not offer disabled accessibility due to natural impediments.
There are no receptacles for beach fires. Open fires are therefore prohibited.
Regulations -- Standard San Diego beach regulations apply, with the following modifications:
Alcohol is prohibited on the State (north) section of the beach and is only permitted between 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m. on the City (south) section.
Call San Diego Transit at (619) 233-3004 for buses that serve this beach.
Directions and Parking:
From the north, take Interstate 5 south to Carmel Valley Road. West on Carmel Valley Road to Pacific Coast Highway. South on Pacific Coast Highway to Torrey Pines State Beach. A paid-parking lot is available with 450 spaces, including eight disabled parking spaces. Walk south from this lot approximately one mile using caution regarding the unstable cliffs above and tidal conditions which may obstruct passage.
From the south, take Interstate 5 north to La Jolla Parkway. Take a right at the intersection of La Jolla Shores Drive and a left on Calle Frescota to the free public parking lot at La Jolla Shores. This lot includes 350 spaces, including eight disabled parking spaces. Walk north one mile, use caution regarding the unstable cliffs above and tidal conditions which may obstruct passage.
Note: Unimproved parking is also available at the Glider Port above Black's Beach, but the only access to the beach is via unimproved natural paths which can be very hazardous. Take great care to avoid false trails. False trails may cause a person to become precariously stuck on side of the cliff or can result in serious injury or death if one falls.
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