Torrey Pines is a natural reserve in San Diego offering spectacular ocean views, gorgeous hiking trails, and a unique opportunity to enjoy coastal nature at its best well-preserved moon-like mountains next to a long stretch of beach and all sorts of wild life. It’s got a little bit of everything for anyone, and all within a quick drive from the city. Some people are just that lucky.
South of Torrey Pines there are even spot for wind-surfing, and if you’re up for it – nude bathing…
About Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve from their website:
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located within San Diego city limits and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast! Because of the efforts and foresight of the people in this area, 2000 acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed -with the chaparral plant community, the rare and elegant Torrey pine trees, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. One can imagine what California must have looked like to the early settlers, or to the Spanish explorers, or even to the first California residents here, the Kumeyaay people.
There are 8 miles of trails, a visitor center, and guided nature walks on weekends and holidays.
Torrey Pines is visited by travelers from all over the world and by local residents who come daily to rest at the stunning overlooks, walk a peaceful trail, or exercise in a clean, beautiful environment. Spend some time at this web site, then come spend some time at beautiful Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Special care has been taken to preserve it and keep it for now and forever. For example, see Rules below.
Ready for some views?
Just spectacular nature, and it’s all very hikable…
You can spend a whole day exploring the trails, watching the local wildlife, or chillaxing on the beach. A wonderful getaway from city life within easy reach. San Diego offers a unique balance between scenic natural beauty and city appeal. One of a kind.