- Type: Beaches
NileGuide Expert tip:
Expert surfers - black beach is where it's at; more luscious spaces than other locals-only joints, Blacks Beach offers veteran surfers a place to call home
- Although not officially sanctioned, Black's is the unofficial clothing optional beach for the San Diego area. Black's Beach is a two mile long, sandy strip situated at the base of majestic cliffs up to 300 feet high. It is formally known as Torrey Pines City Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach in that it is jointly owned by the City of San Diego and the State of California. There is a glider port atop the cliff overlooking the beach where hangliders, paragliders and remote controlled gliders can often be seen soaring. Access to Black's Beach is very difficult due to the high cliffs and lack of improved stairways. The safest access is from adjacent beaches to the north and south, but this access may be obstructed by high tides or surf.