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Lifeguard Services

Black's Beach

Photo of Black's Beach

Black's Beach, formally known as Torrey Pines City Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach, is jointly owned by the City of San Diego and the State of California.

Black's Beach is a 2-mile long, sandy strip situated at the base of majestic 300 foot cliffs. The glider port atop the cliffs overlooks the beach where hang gliders, paragliders and remote controlled gliders can often be seen soaring.

Black's Beach is one of nine beaches that has permanent lifeguard stations patrolled by San Diego Lifeguards.

Important Safety information

Access to Black's Beach is very difficult due to the high cliffs and unimproved and unmaintained trails. The safest access is from adjacent beaches to the north and south, but this access may be obstructed by high tides or surf. The cliffs of Black's Beach are unstable and slides can occur without warning, so it is best to stay well away from them.

For other questions or concerns, call (619) 221-8899 or email