Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego

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#8 of 59 in Parks in San Diego
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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  • The Park is mainly a spectacular view! The Sun falling on the sea is priceless. Nice to bring snack and stay and watch the sunset.
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  • This was the first beach we visited during our Winter stay in San Diego. The coastline here is mostly cliffs which have been beautifully eroded by time and wave action. There are naturally forming bri...  more »
  • Good point to watch a beautiful sunset You might be able to find a parking spot along the road good place for a relaxed walk,crowded during sunset  more »
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  • Absolutely gorgeous views no matter when you go, but everyone should experience it at sunset. It's breathtaking! You can also watch daring people jump off part of the cliff, pretty fun to watch! You can also walk quite a while there which is nice and you are able to get down closer to the water with the right shoes! I don't recommend doing that in flip flops! There's always couples getting their wedding/engagement photos done there, as well.
  • Gorgeous!! Even if you only have one day in San Diego you must stop here to watch the sunset. Breathtaking! The cliffs run along the street and there is a path to walk on but anywhere along there is a great place to watch.
  • A beautiful overlook but the trail is under construction at the moment. I didn't habe a problem with it but some people might. There are stairs to go down to a very cool beach. Looked like a fun place to hop along the rocks.
  • It's very beautiful! You can take good photos, contemplate the nature and the incredible Sunset! If you are in San Diego Sunset Cliffs is an obligatory stop. Take care with the cliffs and enjoy.

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