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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
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. Put Sunset Cliffs Natural Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our San Diego holiday planner.
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  • Visit prior to sunset and find a place to view the pacific oceans beautiful sunsets! We arrived early and drove sunset cliff Dr. enjoying views from all parking areas before choosing site for the suns...  read more »
  • Beautiful views from the cliffs. Theres parking for about 30 cars. You can also take the stairs down to the water. 
  • This is a beautiful place to remember the beauty this Earth has to offer. Peaceful, quiet, and very relaxing! 
  • Romantic and beautiful! Come an hour before sunset to give yourself enough time to find parking and a spot to enjoy the view. You can walk alongside the coast but beware of signage that says unstable cliffs and etc. Some areas of the cliffs are a steep fall while other areas have some sort of land below. Be sure to bring a jacket cause it can get chilly and a blanket to sit on if you plan on chilling in one spot.
  • Where the majestic meets the mysterious The Bermuda triangle of cliffs This is where I image the conquistadores sailing in the 1500's to find the beauties of the Americas. Oh how peaceful and serene these cliffs are You could spend an entire sunset here reliving every possible fantasy Sex on the beach with a beautiful stranger Sunset picnic's with that special someone Waiting to Exhale girly moments with your best friends Dancing in the summer breeze to Sade's No Ordinary Love Yup all that and more.... Great for photo, excellent for daydreaming, perfect for relaxation.
  • My go to spot for 14 years, running, rollerblading, meditation, phone calls while looking at the ocean, yoga sessions over the cliffs, you name it for outdoor activities you have what you need right here. Amazing sunsets, which is why it is famously named Sunset Cliffs. Definitely a must!
  • Great views for watching the sunset with your loved ones. It's mostly rocks and very little greenery. You can get as close to the cliff as you want; there aren't that many railings nor fences). There's a lot of wind so it would be useful to bring a windbreaker (not sure if it was just windy that day or coming from the ocean or even both). There are small beaches at various parts and I've seen some people build a campfire in the evening (not sure if that's legal or not). The residential houses that line the cliff side are beautiful to look at too. Free parking nearby.
  • When it comes to views and knowing where on this big Green and blue ball we are all playing on, I must confess that I could be jaded because I've seen so much better. I'd recommend coming here and living free out under the sun and with the pacific oceans every welcome wave to remind you of the value of life just because it's a break in the routine of our ways that make up most of out days. There is nothing at all wrong with the sunset past the mandatory pile of you's, them and all the rest of the tourist lump of this and American life crowded in next to you to share the special moment that only takes place anywhere on earth once a day. Earth is a place to move around and see some suns set along the shore, over some horizons and outside of the everyday sky playing on repeat nightly. That's why so many when given the chance to hold this remote find solace in the Sunset Cliffs channel--a place where beauty doesn't get taken for granted. If you are one who has never seen a beach with a sunset over it at least anytime in life this is a must... But... If you have seen one sunset on one beach you seriously have seen them all and where's the fun in that??
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