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Torrey Pines State Beach

This wide sandy beach is popular for swimming, sun bathing, scuba diving, and picnicking. At the southern end of the beach, which is backed by sandstone cliffs, the surf breaks dramatically over offshore boulders. The beach can be accessed by beach wheelchair at either entrance. 
State Parks Advisory: Many of California's state parks are reducing hours of operation and limiting access to facilities because of budget cuts. We recommend that you consult State Parks' website and contact the park directly before planning a visit.

Accessibility Details

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.

Beach Wheelchair: Yes

A manual beach wheelchair is available at both north and south entrances. The south (main) entrance is staffed full-time, the north only in summer. Reservations are suggested; call (858) 755-2063.

Accessible Parking: Yes

Near entrance on North Torrey Pines Road

Accessible Restroom: Yes

At parking lots

Accessible Picnic Tables: Yes

At south beach picnic area
Torrey Pines State Beach
Torrey Pines State Beach (Kristen Maneke)

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  • Beach Wheelchairs Available
  • picnic
  • swimming

Additional Information

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Managing Agency: California State Parks
Address: 12600 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla
Nearest City: La Jolla
Phone: (858) 755-2063
Hours: 8 am to sunset
Fees: Parking
Dogs: Not allowed
Public Transportation:  San Diego Metro Transit System
Reviewed by Kristen Manecke, May 12, 2009
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