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Sunset Cliffs, San Diego

4.8
#8 of 43 in Parks in San Diego
Aptly named, Sunset Cliffs 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 and other San Diego attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Even during the day the views along the cliffs were spectacular and worth the drive. Car parking is free and it is a great place for all photographers.  more »
  • Beautiful ocean views. You can walk out on the cliffs and enjoy beauty of the Pacific ocean. Beautiful cliff side homes.  more »
  • A must-see for photographers. It's very pretty, even if you aren't there at dawn or dusk. I thought the parking lot was a little tricky. As someone who is NOT a photographer, I would not necessarily p...  more »
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  • Beautiful spot to pull aside and spend some time near the shore.. There is no access to play, however a great spot to see the sunset and enjoy the oceanic view. Parking is very limited in the are and there are no restrooms..
  • Quiet at night, and you can relax to the sound of the waves crashing against the cliffs. It's my way of clearing my mind and meditate to release my stress and worries.. one of my favorite places in San Diego.
  • Love this place but better safe than sorry be careful out there but have fun
  • Sunset Cliffs is the perfect place to take great photos. Early morning and evening are best times to capture different hues of light.
  • Awesome view. Don't recommend for children.

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