Semi-secluded Sunset Cliffs is popular with surfers and locals but offers little in the way of amenities. A few miles long, it lies beneath jagged cliffs on the Point Loma peninsula's western side. Low tide at the southern end, near Cabrillo Point, reveals tide pools teeming with small sea creatures. Farther north the waves lure surfers, and the lonely coves attract sunbathers. Stairs at the foot of Pescadero and Bermuda avenues provide beach access, as do some cliff trails,
which are treacherous at points. Osprey Point offers good fishing off the rocks. A visit here is more enjoyable at low tide or at sunset when the views are sensational. Check WaveCast (wavecast.com/tides) for tide schedules. Amenities: parking (no fee). Best for: solitude, sunset.
Take I–8 west to Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and head west, San Diego, California, 92106, United States