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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego
(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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  • We were just south of sunset cliffs just prior to sunset so headed north to check the cliffs out. We found ample parking, which was surprising, but the parking lot we chose had a very small and mostly...  more »
  • At late afternoon up to sunset, the walk between the Ocean Park sector up to the park at the end of the road is so nice. Often you can make a stop on a bench or on the beach; sometimes staircases lead...  more »
  • A place has must-see. Beauty was breathtaking! The sunsets are beautiful, the most beautiful I've seen.
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  • Beautiful spot to watch the sunset and shoot some photographs. Very busy, lots of tourists. Area is clean. Gets very busy around sunset so I recommend going there early to find a parking spot. I also recommend staying back 25 feet from the seals and other wildlife. They need rangers to tell people to stay away and not harass the seals.
  • Beautiful location any day any time of the year. Has lot of secret spots where you can climb down the cliffs and be secluded. So beautiful sunsets...!
  • 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.
  • I've been surfing at the cliffs for almost 40 years now, explored the sea life of the exposed reefs at low tide with my children, and have experienced amazing sunsets (could be the reason for the name). They have done a good job with the park
  • A must when you go to San Diego. We were lucky enough to witness three gorgeous sunsets even with the marine layer. Will go again whenever we get a chance. Absolutely stunning!