9 Interesting Facts About Black’s Beach La Jolla

Pictures just don’t do Black’s Beach San Diego justice. The dramatic Torrey Pines cliffs and Pacific Ocean waves are nothing short of breathtaking.

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Known as Black’s Beach, this coastline stretch also goes by Torrey Pines State Beach and Torrey Pines City Beach.

Its official name isn't Black's Beach

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Boardwalks, jetties, bathrooms, and parking may not be easily accessible from Black’s Beach.

Popular despite lacking typical beach features

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Black's Beach is not named for the color of the sand or bluffs but for William Black, a controversial figure.

The beach’s unofficial name is controversial

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Some of the controversy behind Black’s Beach relates to its tendency to attract Southern California nudists.

Black's Beach is known for attracting nudists

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