Aptly named, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park features 2.4 km (1.5 mi) of sandstone cliffs in hues that mirror a golden sunset along the Pacific Ocean. For some of the best sights, take the coastal trail along the boulevard to reach rocky hills, sandy arches, and coves. At the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Ladera Street, you can take the stairs down to the beach during low tide. The 28 hectares (68 acres) park connects with Point Loma Reserve, a protected coastal habitat. Our San Diego vacation builder website makes visiting Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and other San Diego attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Reviews
beautiful views bring a camera for breath taking photos on the day we went there where several para gliders going off the cliffs more »
A must see if you're in San Diego. Incredible cliffline coastal views. The downside... finding a parking space can be a bit of a challenge. There are parking spots that accommodate a few vehicles ever... more »
Truly one of the most beautiful places in San Diego. Best place to watch the surfers while the sun sets. There is a nice trail along the cliffs. Be aware of posted signs with rules regarding dogs and alcohol. Police enforce the rules to keep things safe.
Sunset Cliffs is one of my favorite spots in town, and it might be one of the best places to catch the sunset. It's super scenic, and there's plenty of parking---with some parking lots, and also street parking. Be sure to wear proper shoes, as some parts are a bit rocky. There's a stairwell that goes down to the shore---try to time it so that the tide is out, so you're actually able to walk all the way down. There's a beach called "Secret Beach" if you time it just right, and it has tide pools. In general, there aren't really any public restrooms---there's one port-a-potty at the very end, and I haven't been brave enough to try it out.
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