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Black's Beach, San Diego

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.1/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
Black's Beach is a secluded section of beach beneath the bluffs of Torrey Pines on the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States. It is officially part of Torrey Pines State Beach. The northern portion of Black's Beach is owned and managed by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, while the southern portion of the beach, officially known as Torrey Pines City Beach, is jointly owned by the city of San Diego and the state park, but is managed by the city of San Diego. This distinction is important as Black’s Beach is most known as a nude beach, a practice that is no longer permitted in the southern portion managed by the city of San Diego.Black's Beach was named for the Black family who had a horse farm overlooking the beach. They sold the land, and then it was subdivided into La Jolla Farms lots. The Farms' residents retained the Black family’s private road to the beach. Many mansions can be seen in the southern portion of the beach, including the Salk Mansion. There is a funicular that goes all the way down from a mansion on the cliff to the beach into a structure known by locals as the mushroom house.A submarine canyon funnels swells into Black's Beach, making it appealing to surfers but dangerous for inexperienced swimmers. Usually, lifeguards are at the beach until 6pm, year round. Due to budget cuts, lifeguard patrols were limited but have increased because of funding by UCSD. Dolphins can be spotted swimming along the coast. Stingrays can be found along the coastline when the water gets above 50 degrees.
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  • We have now visited six clothing-optional beaches, literally coast to coast, ranging from Haulover Beach north of Miami to Sauvie Island near Portland, Oregon. But Black's Beach presents physical chal...  read more »
  • One of the most beautiful beaches and sunset I've ever experienced, for every lifestyle, weather you're clothed or naked, can always enjoy, just be ready to do some hikking.. it's worthy.. 
  • Obligatory stop for san diego. Is a more distant Beach, near the campus of the University of california in san diego. There are some cliffs that look like some beaches of the northeast of Brazil. beautiful place, which brings a huge peace. You can still see some people with paragliding, which makes the sight even more beautiful.
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