San Diego Sights

Sunset Cliffs

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  • Point Loma
  • Beach–Sight

Published 05/18/2016

Fodor's Review

As the name would suggest this natural park near Point Loma Nazerene Univeristy is one of the best places in San Diego to watch the sunset thanks to its cliff-top location and expansive ocean views. Some limited beach access is accesible via an extremely steep stairway at the foot of Ladera Street. Beware of the treacherous cliff trails and pay attention to warning signs. The cliffs are very unstable and several fatalities have occured over the last year. If you are going to make your way to the narrow beach below, it's best to go at low tide when the southern end, near Cabrillo Point, reveals tide pools teeming with small sea creatures. Farther north the waves lure surfers, and Osprey Point offers good fishing off the rocks. Keep your eyes peeled for migrating California gray whales during the winter months. Check WaveCast (http://wavecast.com/tides) for tide schedules. Amenities: parking (no fee). Best for: solitude, sunset, surfing.

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Sunset Cliffs Blvd., Between Ladera St. and Adair St., San Diego, California, 92106, United States

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Published 05/18/2016

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