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Torrey Pines State Reserve (CDPR)
KEYWORDS:   chaparral, ocean, bluffs
ABOUT 
This is a great little sample of what coastal San Diego County used to be before development. It features beach, bluffs, chaparral, and many rare plants including the Torrey Pine.

TIPS FOR YOUR VISIT 
  • The main part of the reserve is often very crowded, especially on weekends. So, best to go on a weekday. The northern property called Torrey Pines Extension is a nice alternative to the main part of the park as it is much less crowded.
  • If you go too far south on the beach, you'll end up on Blacks Beach which is the local nude beach. I'll let you decide if that is a good, bad, or neutral thing. There are some nice plants down there, but most of the good plants are not on the beach.
  • MORE INFORMATION AND CONTACTS 
    Torrey Pines Docent Society: https://torreypine.org/
    CNPS CHAPTER AREA: :   San Diego

    AREA OF THE POLYGON::   1,442 acres
    DENSITY::   0.885 native species per acre
    Thanks to  Keir Morse  for contributing this great place.