La Jolla Farms

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Blackhorse and La Jolla Farms are located minutes away from numerous exciting attractions and some of the best swimming and surfing beaches in the Southern California. La Jolla Shores is just to the South, Black's Beach on the West and Torrey Pines Beach to the North. Surf the following list of local sites for the attractions and beaches closest to Blackhorse in La Jolla Farms:
Attractions   ^top^
+Expand/-Collapse   Barnstorming Airplane Rides   619-757-6419  Montgomery Field
Fly over Torrey Pines beaches, Blackhorse and La Jolla Farms.
+Expand/-Collapse   Birch Aquarium   858-534-FISH  2300 Expedition Way
Birch Aquarium is the public exploration center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla. Birch Aquarium is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association representing the top 10% of the nation's zoos and aquariums.
+Expand/-Collapse   Birding Lagoons and Marshes     San Elijo Lagoon
Bird Watching is an activity enjoyed by millions and San Diego County is one of the best locations in the world. Bird Watching San Diego Style is a seven part web series that demonstrates the tools of bird watching and the best spotting techniques for birding in particular habitats. In this webisode join naturalist, Barbara Moore as we explore San Elijo Lagoon's abundant bird life and learn how to spot birds in lagoons and marshes.
+Expand/-Collapse   Birds and Bees, Flowers and Seeds     Torrey Pines State Reserve
In this video, interpretive specialist, Diane Greening, talks about the importance of pollination and the various ways plants are pollinated.
+Expand/-Collapse   Birds of Torrey Pines State Beach     Torrey Pines State Beach
Photographic gallery and description of local birds near Torrey Pines State Beach.
+Expand/-Collapse   Birds of Torrey Pines State Reserve  Torrey Pines State Reserve
Some of the birds commonly seen or heard near the Torrey Pines Lodge in the State Reserve.
+Expand/-Collapse   Del Mar Horse Racing   858-755-1141  2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd | Del Mar, CA
Horse racing mid July to early September.
+Expand/-Collapse   Ellen Browning Scripps Park   619-235-1169 (permit information)  Coast Blvd and Girard
Overlooking La Jolla Cove this is a great spot to have a picnic with a view of ocean.
+Expand/-Collapse   Fallen Star Exhibit - Stuart Collection - UCSD   Stuart Collection Office: 858-534-2117  UCSD on Engineering Bldg.
Open to public:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 am - 2 pm all year long.
+Expand/-Collapse   Horse Boarding Corrals and Feeding   619-403-4554  2191 Hollister Street, San Diego, California 92154
Recreational Equine Ranch that provides Horse Boarding Corrals, Feeding, Tack Storage, Turn-out Pens, and a lighted Competition Size Arena.
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla Cave Store   858-459-0746  1325 Cave St., off Coast Blvd
Curio store with 144 wooden steps leading down through a tunnel to "Sunny Jim" Cave opening on the La Jolla Bay. Access the steps via the Cave Store; tunnel fee $2.
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla Farmers Market (Video)     Girard and Genter
Farmers "Open Aire" Market
+Expand/-Collapse   Lodge At Torrey Pines Golf     
+Expand/-Collapse   Meeting Place & Convention - Estancia Hotel   858-550-1000  9700 N Torrey Pines Rd
Next door to Blackhorse. Blackhorse members have special preferred access and discounts to the restaurant, spa, fitness center, meeting rooms and pool facilities.
+Expand/-Collapse   Neurosciences Institute   858-626-2000  800 Silverado Street, Suite 302 La Jolla, California 92037-4234
The Neurosciences Institute was the operating name for the scientific activities of the Neurosciences Research Foundation, Incorporated ("NRF") from 1981 to 2017. NRF is a non-profit scientific research organization dedicated to learning about the brain for the benefit of mankind. The Institute, founded by Nobel Laureate Gerald M. Edelman, focused its research on the principles underlying how we perceive and act upon the world, how we learn and remember, and how consciousness arises. The Institute carried out active research in experimental neurobiology until 2012 and continued its theoretical research program until 2017. Currently NRF is identifying new scientific leadership who will develop modes of encouraging dynamic interactions among scientists from the many disciplines relevant to understanding brain function.
On October 1, 2012, The Neurosciences Institute moved to new quarters in the village of La Jolla, where a vigorous theoretical research program continues. The focus is on understanding how consciousness arises from the activity of the nervous system, one of the most challenging subjects in neuroscience.
+Expand/-Collapse   Rose Canyon     
La Jolla area hiking and bike paths.
+Expand/-Collapse   Salk Institute (See Education)     
Architecture Tours
+Expand/-Collapse   San Diego Coast Life   619-224-4386  West Mission Bay Drive
San Diego’s largest and most comprehensive outdoor Activity Center. AC offers a wide range of family friendly activities such as; Kayak Rentals, Bike Rentals, Parasailing, Snorkeling, Surfing lessons, Jet Skiing, Helicopter Tours and much more.
See also:
+Expand/-Collapse   San Diego Coastal Rail Trail   See websites  Oceanside to Downtown San Diego
44 mile bike, jog, hike friendly trail next to train tracks. Now open: Solana Beach to Oceanside.
Traillink Website
+Expand/-Collapse   San Diego Events listed by the Reader     San Diego
Go to site, click on a calendar date and list current local events.
+Expand/-Collapse   San Diego History Center   619-232-6203  Balboa Park - 1649 El Prado, Ste 3
Formerly known as San Diego Historical Society.
Admission to San Diego residents is FREE on 2nd Tuesdays (Some special exhibitions are discounted 50%; e.g. the special craft beer exhibition until 2014-01-20)
+Expand/-Collapse   San Diego Supercomputer Center   858-534-5000  10100 Hopkins Drive
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) provides computational resources to scientists who need to use large and fast computers to conduct their research. These resources include some of the fastest supercomputers in the nation and a staff of more than 400 scientists, software developers, and support personnel. Founded in 1985 and primarily funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), SDSC is on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. SDSC is an international leader in data management, biosciences, geosciences, grid computing and visualization.
+Expand/-Collapse   Scripps Coastal Reserve   858-534-2077  500 Gilman Drive
The Scripps Coastal Reserve provides excellent opportunities to examine the dramatic land-sea interface in Southern California. Commanding a view for 30 miles, the precipitous upland portion of the reserve, located adjacent to the UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), is topped by a grassy knoll and bounded by steep coastal canyons. Offices are at: UCSD - Natural Reserve System | APM Prime Room #2029 | 500 Gilman Drive.
+Expand/-Collapse   Scripps Institution of Oceanography   858-534-3624  8602 La Jolla Shores Drive
Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. Scripps Institution was founded in 1903 as an independent biological research laboratory, which became part of the University of California in 1912.
+Expand/-Collapse   Scripps Research (TSRI)   858-784-1000  10550 North Torrey Pines Road La Jolla, CA 92037
Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on innovation. We expand basic knowledge in the biosciences, and use these fundamental advancements to develop profound innovations that improve wellbeing. Our researchers lead breakthrough studies that address the world's most pressing health concerns. Our educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into the next generation of leading scientists. We are accelerating the creation and delivery of medical breakthroughs to better human health around the globe.
Connect with TSRI
+Expand/-Collapse   Torrey Pines - Gliderport   858-452-9858  2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
The Torrey Pines Gliderport saw its first flights in 1928. The site has been the premier soaring site for the United States and a place of learning for national heroes such as Charles and Ann Lindbergh.
It provides instruction, certification, tandem flights, quality equipment sales, adventure tours, repair services, year round flying paragliding, hang gliding, and remote control gliders. Gliderport is owned and operated by avid paraglider pilot and instructor David Jebb.
Current flying weather at Torrey.
+Expand/-Collapse   Torrey Pines - State Reserve   858-755-2063  12600 N. Torrey Pines Road
Torrey Pines State Reserve is located at north end of La Jolla and yet remains one of the wildest stretches of land on our Southern California coast! This 2000 acres of land are as they were before San Diego was developed -with the chaparral plant community, the rare and elegant Torrey Pine trees, miles of unspoiled beaches, and a lagoon that is vital to migrating seabirds. One can imagine what California must have looked like to the early settlers, or to the Spanish explorers, or even to the first California residents here, the Kumeyaay people. There are 8 miles of trails, a visitor center, and guided nature walks on weekends and holidays. Torrey Pines is visited by travelers from all over the world and by local residents who come daily to rest at the stunning overlooks, walk a peaceful trail, or exercise in a clean, beautiful environment. Spend some time at this web site, then come spend some time at beautiful Torrey Pines State Reserve. Special care has been taken to preserve it and keep it for now and forever.
+Expand/-Collapse   Torrey Pines Extension     North side of Penasquitos Lagoon off Carmel Valley Road
This little-known sector of the Reserve is located on the north side of Penasquitos Lagoon, and is accessible only via residential neighborhoods. The rewards are great: mature trees, ocean and lagoon views, and much more solitude than you can experience in the main part of the Reserve. Wildflowers and birds are abundant here. Trails are easy to moderate, most with little elevation gain. To get to the main trail head, drive to Torrey Pines Reserve's north parking lot on Carmel Valley Road. Instead of entering the lot, drive up the hill on Del Mar Scenic Parkway. Drive to its end, where you'll find the trail head.
+Expand/-Collapse   Torrey Pines Golf Course   858-456-8366  11480 N. Torrey Pines Road
Torrey Pines Golf Course is located on the coastal bluffs in La Jolla, CA. Both North and South Torrey Pines golf courses are Championship 18-hole golf courses and are played by the PGA TOUR professionals during the Buick Invitational of California held in February. Both courses provide stunning Pacific Ocean views from many holes.
+Expand/-Collapse   Total Raptor Experience   619-535-7307  Torrey Pines Gliderport
Total Raptor Experience was established in 2014 to further public knowledge and understanding of birds of prey and their ecology, and to raise awareness for the challenges they face with in an increasingly developed world that is progressively encroaching on their habitats. They offer up-close and personal encounters with birds of prey that allow the public to observe them as they display many of their natural behaviors. Through such encounters participants gain an intimate empathy for raptors and a personally relevant understanding of their role in the environment we share.
+Expand/-Collapse   UCSD Campus Tours   858-534-4414  Gilman Dr. or North Point Dr.
Free Sunday afternoon tours of the UCSD campus are offered throughout the year. Minivan tours are available the first and third Sundays of each month, starting at 2:00 P.M. from the S. Gilman Information Pavilion at the south end of the campus. Walking tours are offered on alternate Sundays, also starting at 2:00 P.M. from the S. Gilman Information Pavilion. The tours include some of the Stuart Collection of outdoor sculptures but not building interiors. Parking is free on weekends and reservations are necessary. Get parking permit at Visitor Information Booth at Gilman Dr. or N. Point Dr.
+Expand/-Collapse   UCSD Stuart Collection   858-534-2117  UCSD Campus
The Stuart Collection on the 1,200 acre University of California, San Diego campus seeks to enrich the cultural, intellectual, and scholarly life of the UCSD campus and of the San Diego community by building and maintaining a unique collection of site-specific works by leading artists of our time. The collection includes the "Fallen Star" on the Engineering School building, "Talking and Singing Trees", "Snake Path", "Sun God" and the "Bear".
+Expand/-Collapse   Villa La Jolla Park      8321 Via Mallorca, La Jolla
Great neighborhood park. You may take your dog here. Nice green grass and well maintained landscape with flowers at the entrance. Clean picnic area. Ample parking in a crowded area. (Look for the "Fairy Garden" here.)
+Expand/-Collapse   Yoga - Hermitage and Meditation Gardens   760-753-2888  215 K Street Encinitis
Paramahansa Yogananda established the Self-Realization Fellowship Ashram Center in Encinitas in 1937. Here, at the Hermitage where he lived for many years, he wrote his Autobiography of a Yogi, widely regarded today as a modern spiritual classic. The Hermitage is generally open on Sundays, 2-5 p.m., except in inclement weather. The meditation gardens, which include a small waterfall and koi pond, are open to the public 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Beaches   ^top^
+Expand/-Collapse   Black's Beach    619-221-8874 (Lifeguard)  300 ft. below the Torrey Pines cliffs.
Black's Beach is a 2-mile long sandy strip jointly owned by the City and State, a 25-minute walk from Blackhorse. It is known as Torrey Pines City Beach and Torrey Pines State Beach. Access is very difficult due to the high cliffs and lack of improved stairways. The safest access is from a UCSD paved road off La Jolla Farms Rd. or from adjacent beaches to the north and south, but the latter will be obstructed by high tides. The cliffs of Black's Beach are unstable and slides can occur without warning, so it is best to stay well away from them. Although not officially sanctioned, some patrons of Black's Beach practice nudism.
+Expand/-Collapse   Black's Beach - SanDiego.Org      La Jolla, San Diego
San Diego Dot Org; CONVIS; San Diego Convention and Visitor's Bureau
+Expand/-Collapse   Black's Beach Nudist Site   For more information email:  
Notice: If you are offended by nudity, do not visit this naturist site. This is the Black's Beach Bares' web site that describes the rules, regulations, boundaries, rationale and fun about nudity at Black's Beach. There is good information and photos of birds, fish, other wildlife, cliff trails, weather impact, surf and the naturist lifestyle. Read about the legal status in the State and City parks and the Cahill Policy that guides officials when making decisions about nudity complaints and controls.
+Expand/-Collapse   Black's Beach Video - 2018      KPBS EXPLORE San Diego>

Special | 56m 54s

An exploration of San Diego's most important beach, this feature documentary combines a variety of stunning photography, including 35mm film and underwater video, to give a view of Black's Beach as it has never been seen before.

+Expand/-Collapse   Blacks Beach and Adventures     
+Expand/-Collapse   Boomer Beach   No lifeguard.  Coast Blvd. between Shell Beach and La Jolla Cove.
Boomer is accessible by stepping down a rock path. Because it has no lifeguards and some tricky currents it is not for kids. It is, however, great for serious bodysurfing and body boards are not allowed.
+Expand/-Collapse   California Coastline - All of it     
Over 29,900 photographs (totaling over 217GB) of the current California coast are now online
+Expand/-Collapse   Children's Pool (Casa)   858-221-8884  850 Coast Boulevard
Children's Pool is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. The original intention was to create a fully protected swimming area, but sand has filled in much of the area inside the wall. This is a very picturesque beach with a panoramic view. During much of the year, seals and sea lions are present on or near the beach and a reserve for these marine mammals, called Seal Rock, is just offshore.
  Children's Pool - Site 2     
+Expand/-Collapse   Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP)   858-534-3032  8855 Biological Grade,
CDIP measures, analyzes, archives and disseminates coastal environment data for use by coastal engineers, planners, managers, scientists and mariners. They are physically located in Isaacs Hall, Suite 100, UCSD, La Jolla, CA.
+Expand/-Collapse   Dog Friendly Coastal Areas     San Diego coastal and lagoon areas
Remember to obey the local leash laws, open hours, and pick up after your dog.
+Expand/-Collapse   Dr. Beach, America's beach expert     Coronado
Since 1990, Dr. Stephen Leatherman ("Dr. Beach") has reviewed, evaluated and rated beaches and coastal areas throughout the world. In addition to his annual ranking of America's Best Beaches, many in Southern California, he works tirelessly to increase awareness about the dangers of rip currents. "Coronado Beach is the number one beach in the 22nd annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University. Coronado Beach in San Diego is a 1.5 mile long, wide sandy beach set against the backdrop of the iconic Hotel del Coronado with its peaked red roof and classic Victorian architecture. The beach is popular for swimmers, surfers, sunbathers and beachcombers. The beach is very flat, making it great for skim boarding and walking, and the sand has a silvery sheen because of the presence of mica. Families arrive in the morning, toting umbrellas, beach towels and picnic coolers for an all-day stay. A great team of lifeguards stands watch. Coronado is a quaint small town combined with sophisticated luxury and the wonderful Mediterranean climate. The best way to get around town is by bicycling on the relatively flat, mile- long city of Coronado. A scenic way to reach Coronado is by pedestrian ferry or water taxi from downtown San Diego. " [2012-05-27: This site recommended by Mark Messersmith, Tampa, Florida]
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla Cove    619-221-8874 (Lifeguard)  1100 Coast Boulevard
La Jolla Cove is a very small beach, tucked between adjacent sandstone cliffs. Due to its extraordinary beauty, La Jolla Cove is one of the most photographed beaches in Southern California. It is within a short walk of the commercial area of the community of La Jolla, but retains a character all it's own.
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla Kayak Rentals   858-459-1114  2199 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla Shores
Makes it easy for you to explore some of the finest scenery along the Pacific Coast. Specializing in tours of the 7 Caves of La Jolla complete with instructors or rent a single or double kayak and explore the La Jolla Cove and Caves on your own. A thrilling experience, great workout, and a source for happy memories for years to come!
  La Jolla Shores     
  La Jolla Shores Map Project - Munk Foundation     Kellogg Park
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla Shores Surfing Association  La Jolla Shores
The La Jolla Shores Surfing Association was originally formed back in the 1960s by a couple of surfers looking for a body to address concerns of the local surf community. Today we continue to serve the same purpose though our scope of involvement has changed dramatically. We now are involved in our local planning groups including the La Jolla Shores Planning Association, Park and Recreation Service, San Diego City Government, Lifeguards, SIO, and more. We hold annual events that include hosting and participating in contests, beach parties, beach clean ups and more. With funds permitting, we donate to charitable organizations and events. (Mail: LJSSA | 8070 La Jolla Shores Drive | PMB #446 )
  La Jolla Shores/Kayaking     
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla Shores/Kellogg Park     La Jolla Shores
See also:
Kellogg Park Map
The Map
Kellogg Park
  La Jolla Underwater Park     
+Expand/-Collapse   San Diego - Scripps Coastal MCA     Black's Beach
Marine Protective Areas (MPAs) in California include the San Diego - Scripps Coastal State Marine Conservation Area (SMCA), established in 2012 is located off Black's Beach and is the closest MPA to Blackhorse. MPAs often referred to as "underwater state parks." They are small areas where laws restrict or prohibit extractive use (such as fishing or kelp harvest). MPAs increase fish populations by providing a safe haven where fish can live and grow larger, increasing the likelihood of successful reproduction. San Diego's MPAs, which range from the Batiquitos Lagoon No-Take State Marine Conservation Area in the north to the Tijuana River Mouth State/Federal Marine Conservation area in the south, provide important protection to wildlife along the coast of Southern California, and they also preserve our heritage as surfers, swimmers, kayakers, and beachgoers.
+Expand/-Collapse   San Diego Coastkeeper     
San Diego Coastkeeper protects and restores fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County.
+Expand/-Collapse   San Diego ConVis List     San Diego
San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau
See also: La Jolla
+Expand/-Collapse   Scripps Pier Beach Area - Piercam     Scripps Pier
This camera is located on the Scripps Pier and Faces south and down towards the beach and surf. It usually runs 24 x 7.
+Expand/-Collapse   Sea Cliffs, Beaches, and Coastal Valleys of San Diego County     
One of the most completely investigated area of the world for coastal erosion and beach development is San Diego County. ------------ The eScholarship Editions collection includes almost 2000 books from academic presses on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction. Access to the electronic books is open to all University of California faculty, staff, and students, while select books are available to the public. Print versions of many of the electronic books can be purchased directly from the publishers.
+Expand/-Collapse   Shell Beach    619-221-8874 (Lifeguard)  Coast Blvd. 250 yds south of La Jolla Cove.
An intimate stretch of sand nestled between the Children's Pool and Boomer Beach, just south of the La Jolla Cove, Shell Beach is an ideal spot for tidepooling, shell hunting, and wading for small children. Good swimmers can enjoy snorkeling if they can brave getting through the many reefs and into deeper waters.
  Shell Beach - Site 2     
  Shore Diving     
  Torrey Pines State Beach     
  Torrey Pines State Beach (Site 2)     Highway 101 between Del Mar and La Jolla.
+Expand/-Collapse   Wanna Surf!     San Diego County
Description of surf spots in San Diego County.
  Windansea Beach     6800 Neptune Place
General   ^top^
+Expand/-Collapse   24 Hour Family Fitness - Silver Sneakers   858-457-3930  4425 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
+Expand/-Collapse   Coggan Family Aquatic Complex   858-456-0945  800 Nautilus Street, La Jolla High School
Features an Olympic size swimming pool, 25 yards by 50 meters. It also features a spa and men's and women's locker rooms. The complex offers daily recreational swimming, masters swim team, club swim team, club water polo, and group and private swim lessons.
+Expand/-Collapse   Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa   858-550-1000  Next door to Blackhorse
Blackhorse residents and guests enjoy special access to the hotel, restaurants, pool, fitness rooms and spa. This luxury hotel respects and reflects the history of the former equestrian estate and the architecture of its original buildings. The hotel’s furnishings soften and embellish the rancho environment, all accented with unique art and artifacts.
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla Blog     
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla Tennis Club   858-454-4434  7632 Draper Avenue
The club maintains 9 City-owned courts as a public facility. They regularly schedule tennis tournaments and clinics.
+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla YMCA - Firehouse   858-551-9622  7877 Herschel Avenue, In The Village

The Shepherd YMCA Firehouse is the newest addition (2016) to the La Jolla YMCA family. Dedicated to empowering people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, the Y believes a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. As a leading nonprofit organization, the Y offers programs that foster youth development, promote healthy living and advance social responsibility.

When you enroll at a YMCA near you, your membership will include all the benefits at your home branch with access to the offerings at 18 locations across San Diego County.

(The following is an earlier description:) Performing Arts Center is a historical landmark. A classic mission-style building, the Firehouse is a 6,000 square foot Community Center with several rooms available for meetings and special events, as well as a commercial kitchen. The historic and spacious Engine Room is ideal for Special Events (Dances, Parties and formal Board Meetings) and is gaining fame for its Music Concerts and Stage Productions. Offers activities, classes and special programs for Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors.

+Expand/-Collapse   La Jolla YMCA - Main Facility   858-453-3483  8355 Cliffridge Avenue

Dan McKinney Family YMCA (formerly La Jolla YMCA) serving La Jolla families since 1964; Recently opened a second location, the Shepherd YMCA Firehouse, in 2016. Dedicated to empowering people to be healthier in spirit, mind and body, the Y believes a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. As a leading nonprofit organization, the Y offers programs that foster youth development, promote healthy living and advance social responsibility.

In 2005 expanded Health and Fitness Center and new Group Exercise Studio. Cardio workout area, Racquetball Courts, an exclusive free-weights space and group exercise classes. Group exercise studio with state-of-the-art sound, climate control, wooden flooring, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and large west-facing windows with ocean views.


+Expand/-Collapse   Natural History Museum Guided Nature Walks     San Diego County
Canyoneers Interpretive Guided Nature Walks
  San Diego