The State Beach
The Torrey Pines State Beach is wide and beautiful. The sand was soft I walked barefoot all the way and the gold to rust colored rock wall was just gorgeous. There’s a flat rock by the shore which serves as a marker and divider for the Black’s Beach, one of the largest nudist beach in America. We didn’t manage to venture further to that “clothing optional” part of the state beach as our cousin had to go back and attend to his toddler. But the walk back to where we are stationed was still interesting as well to observe a few plovers, sanderlings and high flying terns at the beach. We finished our trail hike in roughly two hours since it was the easy Beach Trail. When we got back to our spot at the beach I just enjoyed the cold waters boogie boarding at its playful waves.
We unfortunately came in at a drought, so showers were out of water except for the drinking fountains. Good thing we are near our uncle’s place in San Diego and rinsed out there. I had plans to go back at Torrey Pines State Reserve during my stay in the US but didn’t push through. I wanted to explore the other trails and maybe take photos at an ideal time of the day. But as is, my brief exploration was just a tease and hoping.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, north of the City of San Diego, California.
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
California State Parks San Diego Coast District North Sector
2680 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Be sure to visit their official site www.torreypine.org for detailed information and announcements on any trail closure at the latest time.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.