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Torrey Pines

State Beach - California

Torrey Pines State Beach is a coastal beach located in the San Diego, California community of Torrey Pines, and is located south of Del Mar and north of La Jolla. Coastal erosion from the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve makes for a picturesque landscape. It is a local favorite among surfers and remains a quintessential Southern California beach. Occurrences of bioluminescence have been noted. The beach is at the bottom of 300 foot sandstone cliffs of white and golden stone, with a greenish layer sometimes visible at the very bottom. At the north end of the beach the cliffs ends and Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, a salt marsh estuary, empties into the ocean. A county highway crosses the entrance, with limited free parking along the beach.

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Vintage 1950 USGS 1:250000 map of San Diego in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - San Diego - 1950

Vintage 1950 USGS 1:250000 map of San Diego in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Vintage 1947 USGS 1:250000 map of Santa Ana in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Santa Ana - 1947

Vintage 1947 USGS 1:250000 map of Santa Ana in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=658 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torrey_Pines_State_Beach Torrey Pines State Beach is a coastal beach located in the San Diego, California community of Torrey Pines, and is located south of Del Mar and north of La Jolla. Coastal erosion from the adjacent Torrey Pines State Reserve makes for a picturesque landscape. It is a local favorite among surfers and remains a quintessential Southern California beach. Occurrences of bioluminescence have been noted. The beach is at the bottom of 300 foot sandstone cliffs of white and golden stone, with a greenish layer sometimes visible at the very bottom. At the north end of the beach the cliffs ends and Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, a salt marsh estuary, empties into the ocean. A county highway crosses the entrance, with limited free parking along the beach.

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