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Torrey Pines Gliderport: Hang Gliding, Paragliding & Flight School

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Perched on the cliffs above Black's Beach, the Torrey Pines Gliderport has one of the best views in San Diego. As one of the most historic aviation sites in North America, it continues to be SoCal's premiere destination for paragliding, hang gliding, remote control models and sailplanes. The Gliderport provides a world-class flying site, flight lessons, certifications, tandem flights, equipment sales, and repair services. With an outdoor cafe to enjoy spectacular views, Torrey Pines is perfect for spectators and fliers alike.
Torrey Pines Gliderport

Torrey Pines Gliderport

2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr, La Jolla, California, 92037
Distance from Hotel: 5.20 miles


Open daily, 9 am to sunset.


Free admission. Please call ahead for pricing at (858) 452-9858.


  • Lake Tahoe Cross Country 
  • Tandem Instruction
  • Basic & Advanced Clinic


  • Hang Gliding
  • Paragliding
  • Dining
  • Flight School
  • Shopping
  • Instruction

What Programs Are Available For Beginner Paragliders At Torrey Pines Gliderport?

If this is your first time paragliding, Torrey Pines Gliderport offers the P1 certification program, designed to introduce you to the sport and thrill of paragliding. This 40 hour long training includes classroom theory, on field ground training and 5-8 flights from the cliffs of Torrey Pines. Upon completion, graduates attain the USHPA P1 (Beginner) certification in paragliding.

How Do I Reserve A Time To Paraglide?

For those looking to glide tandem with SoCal's best instructors, Torrey Pines is open daily until sunset. Glides are on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there are no reservations needed. Sign up takes about 20 minutes for paperwork, so plan accordingly.