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Black's Beach

2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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Wonderful Day

I've read the reviews about this beach. The experience exceeded my expectations. The water was at a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
weareborg999
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Wichita, Kansas
Naked in the sun

I love naked in the sun. Blacks beach is a very private beach that allows nude sunbathing legally... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
PilotMichael
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Pasadena, California
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One of the west coast's 5 premier surfing spots.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nude beach” (61 reviews)
“blacks beach” (22 reviews)
“glider port” (26 reviews)
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2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004
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"nude beach"
in 61 reviews
"blacks beach"
in 22 reviews
"glider port"
in 26 reviews
"clothing optional beach"
in 20 reviews
"great beach"
in 24 reviews
"torrey pines"
in 18 reviews
"steep trail"
in 5 reviews
"long hike"
in 7 reviews
"walking south"
in 3 reviews
"bad knees"
in 4 reviews
"volleyball nets"
in 3 reviews
"great surf"
in 4 reviews
"hang gliders"
in 8 reviews
"hiked down"
in 3 reviews
"great workout"
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"la jolla"
in 18 reviews
"bucket list"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've read the reviews about this beach. The experience exceeded my expectations. The water was at a record warm temp. The beach was clean and the view was incredible. I found a nice mixture of men, women and even a few kids. I was surprised...More

1  Thank weareborg999
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love naked in the sun. Blacks beach is a very private beach that allows nude sunbathing legally. On this day there were many hundreds of naked sunbather’s along this beautiful beach. You got to just love being naked in the sun getting a tan-line-less...More

Thank PilotMichael
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here after hearing some things about it, one being the para-gliders, two being a nude beach. Don't you worry, when people are looking down, they will need binoculars to see you for the beach is accessible by walking down a cliff. A couple things...More

3  Thank Cheshire84
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Black Beach is well protected by cliffs. Options are 20’ walk down (40’ up) or simply benefit of the stunning view from the top of the hill.

Thank Maurizio B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time going to Black's Beach as I wanted to cross this off my bucket list as I had heard quite a bit about this. Keep in mind this is a beach where nudity is permitted. This beach is clothing optional which is a plus...More

2  Thank Sean F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black's Beach can only be reached by descending some steep cliffs from a bluff used for hang-gliding. There are two paths - one with stairs built into it and one that requires some bouldering. Take breaks along either path for amazing vistas and rock formations....More

4  Thank thinktankjp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a great spot to run and enjoy the surf. Having limited access keeps this beach quiet and clean. Nice to watch the surf and see the gliders sailing overhead.

1  Thank JBoise67
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the nicest beaches in the San Diego area - less busy than most of the ones closer to the city center and absolutely worth coming to. Spectacular views from the road.

4  Thank AnniK_K
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I've been wanting to try out a nude beach lately, and in my search found Blacks Beach. The reviews for the most part seemed positive, and apparently it's the best for nude beaching in So Cal, if not along the entire west coast; so I...More

7  Thank Madbaddog
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

So we ventured to Blacks Beach. Yes, there were naked people,no supermodels just regular people laying in the sun. No one was inappropriate or creepy so you can just go naked or don’t, there are plenty of people dressed and undressed. Ow, the beach was...More

5  Thank Tom P
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guyys1
June 24, 2018|
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Response from Tom K |
No hotels on this beach.
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Darrylwatson W
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Nancyuen | Reviewed this property |
Clothing optional means you have the option to wear whatever you want, including nothing.
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KimmieInIndy
June 9, 2018|
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Response from jwr5374 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I missed seeing your question. There are two entries by land (one is at Torrey Pines) and both have a steep to and from the beach. Hope this helps.
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