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Black's Beach

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Address: 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, San Diego, CA 92037-1004

One of the west coast's 5 premier surfing spots.

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Great beach near La Jolla. The beach front is located near and under the gliderport where you can watch people glide around. The walk down to the beach is accessed by a 300 foot... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great beach near La Jolla. The beach front is located near and under the gliderport where you can watch people glide around. The walk down to the beach is accessed by a 300 foot curving and steep cliff. Wear the appropriate tennis shoes and it should be ok. Will probably take about 10-15 to get down and maybe 15 to... More 

Thank BarbmK1
Dana Point, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first trip to black's was also our first visit to a clothing optional beach (see review Dec'15). We've since continued to frequent this great beach at least a dozen times despite the lengthy drive from South Orange County. We've found a great little nook around the volleyball courts that seems to be more like minded couples like my wife... More 

Thank Scottys_explorations
Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited on a Sunny Monday early afternoon with the temps in the mid 70s. I arrived near the Gliderport and it was not hard to find the path down to the beach. The path was an adventure as advertised but you are not taking your life in your hands. Just take your time going down and it will not... More 

Thank Tom K
San Diego, California
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blacks is one of a kind. The 10/15 minute hike up and down will put some sweat on your brow. Bring water down with you, there is no place to get water once you are down. The beach is incredible. Full nudist beach. I was anticipating only a few people clothing optional, but it was most! Better experience that we... More 

Thank KLAvisitor
Nashville TN
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202 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicest beach we found in the area. Lots of spacious sand; water is excellent. It is a clothing optional beach so keep that in mind if you're bringing kids. Everyone was cool; no one bothered anyone else. Plenty of fully clothed and unclothed people side by side and no one paid much attention. Just as it should be. We loved... More 

Thank Kmagg
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the beach in early February. The water was cold, but the views from the beach were amazing. The beach is split into two selections, one for clothed and the other for clothing optional sun seekers. The people I met were very friendly and overall it was a great day. The path to the beach can be a bit... More 

Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

As nudists, we immediately fell in love with this beach! Can take a nice long beach stroll with no issues, not a lot of clothing optional beaches have this sort of long shoreline to walk. The climb down and back up can be a challenge. Take your time and yes, do wear running shoes or similar. Flip flops don't cut... More 

Thank Perseverance
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a great beach, but not for everyone. We could barely see the beach from the cliff top because of the fog. Decided to hike down anyway. It's not super easy to hike the Cliffside and the stairs even though surfers make it look easy carrying their boards!! Well rewarded once on the sand at low tide with endless... More 

1 Thank rustynail78
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner went to our first nude beach here, a bit of walking required to get to the nude section. Everyone was very friendly and we didn't feel oggled. We felt safe enough to leave our things on the beach and go for a dip too.

1 Thank Dan J
Yachats, Oregon
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We went to San Diego just for this beach. The walk down to get here is not super easy. You must wear real shoes! :-) The beach is beautiful... Lots of naked men a few women.

Thank Sheila N

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