When the PGA Tour stopped at the Torrey Pines golf course for the U.S. Open in 2008, it was impossible to miss Black's Beach, perhaps the most famous stretch of nude beach coastline in North America.
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Posted January 29, 2013 09:48 am
Blacks Beach is at the Glider Port and is just beautiful. No buildings destroying your view just beautiful cliffs that are picturesque. This was the second nude beach I've been to after Haulover in Miami, FL. I have to mention that the climb up and down the cliff is scary at first then after you do it once you should be alright. Wear tennis shoes going down...don't be foolish and take a chance like the young surfers who literally run down. That's insane.
Enjoy as the gliders are gliding over you while you sunbathe on one beautiful beach. I had a great time at Black's Beach and would recommend to anyone.
Posted April 28, 2012 12:12 am
1973 I was in Navy boot camp in San Diego, and heard about Black's Beach. After boot camp came Corps school at Balboa Hospital, Black's Beach came up again, so we had to see it. Four of us looked for it weekend after weekend until finally we saw lots of cars along the cliffs and said this has got to be it. We followed the path down to the beach, around the corner and stopped. Our friend from N.C. looked up and said "Gooooooooolllllyy those people are naked" just like Gomer Pyle. We found it, we barred it, we burned it and headed home. Never made it back there but some day it will happen again! Great beach!
Posted April 26, 2012 12:47 pm
I have been to Blacks Beach many times and simply LOVE it! The only thing that is kind of annoying is the tourists that stay at the top of the cliff with three foot long telephoto lenses for hours on end and take photo's. To avoid this just get a spot close to the cliff and there is no issue. It is worth the trip down to the beach! A lot of great people there! There is always a volleyball game or something going on there.
Posted April 25, 2012 10:23 am
My first visit to Black's Beach was my first nude social event. I had gotten a book on California's Nude Beaches and was determined to go there. I somehow missed the main trail down to the beach south of the glider port and ended up taking the "Goat Trail," to the north. I never used that trail again but I went back there dozens of times.
I found myself on the north end of the beach surrounded by nude and semi nude males. Now I was really inexperienced and didn't know that the gay population liked to gather here. After a few tense moments it didn't matter and I just took it all off. After another 15-20 minutes I decided to go explore the rest of the beach headed south. It was a surreal experience. I felt like I was flying or maybe floating on a cloud. I was still a bit nervous about where the boundary might be but I kept telling myself as long as I kept seeing other nude people I won't put my clothes on. I had a great time and eventually made it to the main area and the stairs/trail.
Posted December 10, 2011 08:26 am
I arranged my first visit to Blacks through the local club supporting the beach, namely Black's Beach Bares. I emailed the contact on their website and they answered my questions and we arranged a time to meet. I had a very nice visit and had a group of social folks to visit with.
Posted June 2, 2011 03:23 am
I was one of the original helpers to cut out steps leading down to Blacks Beach at Torrey Pines in the early sixties. I met a star evangelist, at one of the parties held in a one of the nudist homes in San Diego. Boy did we ever had to watch our words uttered. He was one of the coolest characters and nicest people I ever had the chance to meet. He has charm, easy to talk to, and had a quick smile.
I am 67 now and a disabled Vietnam veteran. all of now this seem so surreal and just a far away dream.Just like the jungles of Vietnam, only a memory. Thinking how I would have loved to turn back the clock, to meet my fellow friends and nudist of times gone by. How times fly.
-Raymond J.Lakewood, California
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