Welcome to the Torrey Pines Association

...guarding San Diego's priceless heritage, Torrey Pines...permanently.

Discover, enjoy, and protect Torrey Pines by becoming a member of TPA, the nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to preserving native habitat and increasing appreciation for Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve!

TPA Members Now Receive 20% Discount at the Visitor Center/Lodge Gift Shop

October 2017

As of October 1, our friends from the Docent Society have partnered with us to provide more TPA member benefits. And what a unique place to do your holiday gift shopping! From fabric patches, to fine art and books, the Gift Shop features well-curated items, all relating to our favorite place...and pine tree!

And if you haven't stepped inside the Lodge lately, please take a look at the new cabinetry built by docent Ingo Renner. The new "Nature Cabinet" is beginning to fill up nicely, thanks to Jane Barger's terrific shell collection and donations of skulls, feathers, insects and other interesting natural artifacts. 

Visitor Center hours are daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during summer daylight saving time and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during winter standard time. Phone 858-755-2063.

Wondering about Wine in the Pines?

October 2017

Many of you have asked about tickets for Wine in the Pines. Wine in the Pines will be back in 2018 to raise much needed funds for the Reserve...and provide a convivial excuse for all of us to gather, get to know each other better, and enjoy a good glass of wine among our beloved Torreys.

"Einstein of the Oceans" Turns 100

October 2017

Congratulations to longtime friend of Torrey Pines, Walter Munk, who turned 100 on October 19, 2017. The famed Scripps Institute oceanographer spoke at our annual meeting a few years ago and spun a marvelous mix of science as well as humorous tales. A new section of the Boardwalk in La Jolla Shores has been renamed in his honor. Dr. Munk began his career at SIO in 1939 and is best known for his research into waveforecasting. He once told TPA board member Peter Jensen a story about his early days with wet suits and scuba gear. He and a diving companion emerged from the ocean adjacent to the Marine Room restaurant windows and proceeded to shock the diners, who'd never seen such alien gear. It was like a remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon.

What You Need to Know...

Before you visit, please check out our Planning and FAQs

Torrey Pines Association

P.O. Box 345
La Jolla, CA 92038