San Onofre, California: San Onofre Boobs: Nuke Power Towers

Desperate for any form of stimulation along this otherwise empty stretch of the interstate, drivers imagine two power plant domes are an immense bosom.

5000 Old Pacific Hwy, San Onofre, CA
Off I-5 between Oceanside and San Diego. Prepare in advance to shoot from a moving car!
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Nuke Power Towers.

San Onofre Boobs: Nuke Power Towers

Heading north on I-5 we were able to snap a picture of these bodacious... towers.

[Rustin LaFurney, 01/21/2022]

Nuke domes.

San Onofre Boobs - Nuke Power Towers

From the freeway...

[Jessica Ward, 07/23/2015]

Atom-busting bosoms are notoriously tough to photograph. The optimal illusion seems to be on freeway approach for a few seconds before the power cables, when stopping or even slowing down is not an option.

San Onofre Boobs - Nuke Power Towers

How could anyone describe these without mentioning that the nipples glow red at night? Best viewed when it's light enough to see the domes.

The nude beach is actually several miles south, at the south end of San Onofre state Beach. But you do drive by, closer and slower, on the way to the beach. (No legal parking with a good view of the boobs.)

[Blars, 12/04/2010]

Sorry -- we've apparently driven by at the wrong time of day!

Twin Towers, San Onofre.

San Onofre Boobs - Nuke Power Towers

One of those fleeting photo opportunities -- racing north or south on the freeway, you spot this amusingly configured nuclear power facility, with nowhere to pull over.

This view is northbound, one-handed out the driver's window....

[ Team, 06/22/2009]

Twin Towers, San Onofre.

San Onofre Boobs - Nuke Power Towers

This sight is infamous - nuclear reactors on the side of I-5 that look like two huge boobs. Scrolling around on the internet, I now see that they mark the spot of a nude beach below. Of course!

[Linda Champagne, 07/05/2005]

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