Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego

4.7
#8 of 62 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 sunset from San Diego is a hit no doubt, but watch this space makes it even more amazing! Hey beautiful place, have a delicious vibe, you can view all the mixture of colors makes this sunset so unique! If you are willing take a wine (or your drink of choice) and enjoy the moment ... it's a show, and it costs nothing!
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  • Amazing sunset. It is an easy drive with plenty of great places to take pics. If you are daring rent a lime scooter and zoom around town.  more »
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  • This is an amazing place and a little adventure. Lots of people stay on top of the cliffs and take in the view, but some people go down to the beach. The beach is mostly about the adventure of getting there and being among the great scenery. If you’re just looking for a day at the beach, look elsewhere. There are lots of sand fleas and the water tends to be rough and rocky. We wanted an adventure, so we went down to the beach and loved it. It looks like the area is under construction right now, so there is no easy way to get down to the beach. You’ll have to brave a cliff-side path that is pretty steep in some parts or you can take the (closed) staircase and walk across some big rocks. But be mindful of the tide. If you go down for sunset, you’ll have to climb the cliff back up because you won’t be able to get from the beach to the stairs. It all depends on your proclivity for adventure and mild risk. I wouldn’t recommend it for kids necessarily, at least not by yourself. You’ll likely need help. Also, the restrooms are at the top of the cliffs.
  • Beautiful place to watch the sunset and go to the beach right before the sun sets. It was nice to walk up and down the cliffs. Highly recommend if in San Diego! Free parking is available if you can find it. We got there around 7 PM on a Wednesday and had no trouble finding parking.

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