Gates open at 7:15 am and close at Sunset.
Torrey Pines State Beach
The park road at Torrey Pines will be closed to all users (car/bike/foot) on 9/25-26 and again on 10/2-4. We will be performing some much needed maintenance and repairs including fixing potholes, root heaving, and drainage issues. When complete the road will be resealed and restriped.
The closure will be in effect from the South Beach entrance including the South Beach lot and restroom all the way up the Park Road to the upper lots. The Visitor Center (Lodge) will also be closed. The North Beach lot and beach will still be open and trails can be accessed from the Beach Trail.
Please abide by the closure signs and keep out of construction areas during the process. With a little patience and planning, the Reserve will be a nicer and safer experience when you return.
Water restriction has been lifted. Full Showers in the North Beach parking lot have been turned on and a foot rinse only station has been installed in the South Beach parking lot.
State beaches are areas with frontage on the ocean, or bays designed to provide swimming, boating, fishing, and other beach-oriented recreational activities. This wide, sandy beach stretches 4 1/2 miles from Del Mar past Los Peñasquitos Lagoon to the base of sandstone cliffs at Torrey Pines Mesa. Swimming, surfing and fishing are popular. Red-hued bluffs and wet sand make strolling on the beach popular at low tide. A picnic area and parking lot are near the entrance on North Torrey Pines Road.
The beach can also be reached by trail from the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.
Annual Passes are now sold at the entrance kiosk station operated by our concessionaire, LAZ Parking. The entrance kiosk station is open from 8:00am to approximately a 1/2 hour before sunset 365 days a year.
Torrey Pines prohibits dogs anywhere within the reserve and beach boundaries (even within a vehicle).
Torrey Pines State Beach is located between La Jolla and Del Mar, California, north of San Diego. There are two locations where you can park to enter the beach. From Hwy 5 going southbound, exit on Carmel Valley Road and drive west for about 1.5 miles until you reach McGonigle Road. Turn left on McGonigle Road to enter the parking lot where you can self-pay to park and walk to the beach. Or you can continue driving straight to North Torrey Pines Road. Turn left and proceed along the beach for about a mile. The park entrance is on your right just before the highway begins to climb the Torrey Pines grade, where you also pay to park.
From Hwy 5 northbound, exit Genesee Ave and turn left. Continue on Genesee Ave, veering to the right onto N. Torrey Pines Road for approximately 4.5 miles. Turn left when you reach the bottom of the grade to enter the park. To access the north end of Torrey Pines State Beach, continue northbound on N. Torrey Pines Road until you reach Carmel Valley Road. Turn right until you reach McGonigle Road then turn right into the parking lot.
Available Activities and Facilities at Torrey Pines State Beach
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Restrooms / Showers
Drinking Water Available