Enjoy stunning ocean views at the Torrey Pines State Beach located north of La Jolla along the historic 101 freeway. Torrey Pines is a 30-minute drive from The Shoal La Jolla Beach Hotel. It is the ultimate experience with stunning views and excellent hiking trails.
With easy paths and moderate trails, Torrey Pines offers a great hiking experience for all members of the family. On the trails, you can admire different variations of the rarest pine trees in the nation “Pinus Torreyana,” which only grows here and in Santa Rosa Island by Santa Barbara. Torrey Pines Natural Reserve homes about 3,000 of them and they are protected. While there are different trails both in length and difficulty, the Beach Trail is the most challenging but rewarding. The Beach Trail is 3/4 miles long, steep and not as scenic as others but it is a great workout. The reward is that you end up at a flat beach where you can celebrate your accomplishment with a picnic or sunbathe.
Other trails, like the Razor Point Trail, offer more of a scenic walk. It is 1.4 miles long, and it leads to a stunning ocean lookout. Occasionally, you will be able to spot dolphins and whales swimming on the Pacific Ocean horizon.
Guy Fleming trail is a 0.7-mile loop with views all around. To the south you have a picture of La Jolla; to the North, you can admire the Torrey Pines. In the spring, you can experience different kinds of blooming flowers and other natural wildlife along the trail. On the winter you can observe the migration of gray whales up and down the coastline.
After a day full of adventure, enjoy a relaxing stay at The Shoal La Jolla Beach Hotel. The hotel is ideally located steps away from the Windansea Beach and a short drive to Torrey Pines Beach. Make the most of your vacation and book your stay today.
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