Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego

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#8 of 43 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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  • Watch the sunset from there should be very good. But, unfortunately, time cloudy not allowed us to it. A shame.
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  • One of the very best places to see a picturesque sunset. Have your cameras ready! If you are going just to watch the sunset give yourself about 20 minutes time to find parking. Quaint shops and nice w...  more »
  • Before my arrival in San Diego, I had read that it was a recommended place to visit, for this reason we went in the morning to walk. It is a quiet place, perfect for activities such as running, yoga, or simply admire the scenery.
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  • Beautiful scenic view. A top 10 place to visit in San Diego! Plenty of parking. Take time to sit and watch the surfers catch waves. Vey cool experience! Be very careful of the unstable cliffs though!
  • The views here are beautiful. I'd love to spend more time hiking around here during our next San Diego visit.
  • Unmatched views of the ocean and coastline. Nice views of northern San Diego county and the pier. A light trail runs along the cliff. There is usually parking along the road. Arrive early for a viewing spot at sunset.
  • This is the best spot I have ever been to see a California sunset. Always on my destination list when in San diego. Grab a blanket and stay awhile. Hike around the cliffs. Get there early for good parking.
  • The name speaks for itself, the best place in San Diego to watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean

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