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About Scripps Coastal Reserve a UCSD Property in La Jolla, California

Hidden in a La Jolla housing community west of the University of California San Diego, you’ll find a park on the bluff overlooking the ocean. Locals, students and UCSC staff members come here in the evenings to see the outstanding sunset view. During daylight hours the park is a great place to go for a hike. The Knoll Trail is a looping self-guided ecological tour on a “biodiversity trail.” Due to the sensitivity of the plants and animal habitat, visitors must stay on the trails and refrain from smoking, drinking, and picnicking. Paragliders launching from the bluff above Blacks Beach will be riding thermals to the north and above the reserve on most days. This park is owned by the University of California and open to the public from 8am until sunset every day. There is no beach access from the reserve but just to the north a paved trail meanders down to South Black’s Beach.

9400 La Jolla Farms Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 534-2077
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La Jolla, US
8:38 pm, June 19, 2024
temperature icon 63°F
L: 62° H: 67°
Feels like 62.82 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 4 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:40 am
Sunset: 8:00 pm
Humidity 83 %
Pressure1010 mb
Wind 4 m/s

Nearby Beaches

South Blacks Beach

0.2 miles away

South Black’s Beach is a remote beach below high bluffs between La Jolla Shores and Black’s Beach. It’s a...

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Scripps Beach

0.7 miles away

Scripps Beach is adjacent to the UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus in northern La Jolla. The long concrete...

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Blacks Beach

0.8 miles away

Black’s Beach is a famous clothing-optional beach below a “gliderport” parking area on Torrey Pines Mesa. It’s a popular...

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