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Torrey Pines State Park, California Coast Geography, Razor Point

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a coastal state park located in the California community of La Jolla, California, off North Torrey Pines Road . Although it is located within San Diego, California city limits,[1] it remains one of the wildest stretches of land (8 km²) on the Southern California coast. It is bordered immediately on the south by Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course and on the north by the city of Del Mar, California.

 

This was taken from the higher hiking trails. BEST SEEN LARGE!! One of southern California best place. You will never wear out its welcome. Spectacular from below and above. On trail goes from the beach at flat rock to the top or vice versa. On a very lucky day you might spot dolphins or even a California Gray whale. Stay for sunset and you will be rewarded with a soft sunset unless the gray mist rolls in. Like me you will come back many times if you can.

 

The reserve consists of a plateau with cliffs that overlook Torrey Pines State Beach, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. Many different kinds of wildlife and flora are found within the reserve, including bobcats, skunks, raccoons, coyotes, rabbits, rattelsnakes, cacti, coastal chapparal, and the rare Torrey pine. The eight miles of trails within the park offers an attraction for hikers and beach-goers (guided nature walks take place on weekends and holidays), and a small museum sits at the top .. From the cliffs or many places along the beach, it is possible to see La Jolla to the south and Del Mar to the north. At the southern end of the beach is a large rock that projects into the ocean, called Flat Rock. South of this rock is San Diego's unofficial nude beach, Black's Beach.

     

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Taken on December 13, 2009