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Bluff Collapse Blocks Part Of Torrey Pines State Beach

A sign advising of COVID-19 prevention at Torrey Pines State Beach. Dec. 10, ...

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Above: A sign advising of COVID-19 prevention at Torrey Pines State Beach. Dec. 10, 2020.

Parts of Torrey Pines State Beach are still blocked after a bluff collapsed last week, it was reported Sunday.

People walking on the beach were asked to stay close to the water and far from the bluffs, state park officials told the San Diego Union-Tribune. It may be a week before tides wash away all of the debris left by the collapse, they said.

Collapses of bluffs can be caused by rainstorms and are common on beaches in La Jolla, Encinitas, Del Mar and Solana Beach.

In 2019, three people were killed when a bluff collapsed in Encinitas.


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