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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Beach, Scenic Lookout, and Park
Sunset Cliffs, San Diego
97 Tips and reviews
  • sunsets
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • trails
  • sunbathing
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  • Omari A.
    Omari AllenAugust 9, 2014
    Go farther south past the pier and take the stairs down for awesome views along the rocks or climb down the cliff to a sick secluded beach when the tide is low.
  • Adyn R.
    Adyn RomahnDecember 8, 2015
    Nicest place to watch sunset? Eh... But if you go down the staircase when the tide is high late at night you can watch the waves crash, awesome to watch and relaxing to listen to.
  • Mike F.
    Mike FuselierFebruary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the last park entrance up on the hill to the right, then use the ropes for a small repel down to the beach. This area is the best of Sunset Cliffs.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongMay 25, 2017
    Great trails next to lovey houses. So many come here to surf. We even found someone with a lemonade stand!
    Upvoted Dec 16, 2017
  • Luisa U.
    Luisa UmanzorApril 26, 2013
    If you coming to San Diego, you have to come to Sunset Cliffs, lovely place to watch the sunset, it's totally a must!
  • Boxfire Press
    Boxfire PressSeptember 9, 2011
    Justin McLachlan, author of Time Up, here. I picked this as a surfing spot for the characters in my story, but it's (as the name implies) a great place to watch the sunset. Bring a blanket or chair.
  • StonerDays
    StonerDaysMay 6, 2014
    A great place on Southern California's San Diego Coast to rage a bowl, smoke a joint, blaze a blunt or rip a dab while taking in nature at its finest!
  • Ivonne G.
    Ivonne GuerraApril 20, 2014
    Although it's "prohibited" you should definitely go cliff diving. It gets your adrenaline going and you'll be glad you did. I love it here!
  • ELBOW707
    ELBOW707March 11, 2014
    Beautiful place. Easy to access... Once you find parking!! Get here early to get a good spot even though you can walk to good areas
  • Luis B.
    Luis BourgesOctober 4, 2016
    Such a nice view! Lovely houses to see and a hiking trail where you can exercise.
  • Kristen F.
    Kristen FerrettiAugust 16, 2015
    Amazing sunset views a cute little beach are that you can climb down to.
  • ZelectricBug D.
    ZelectricBug David BenardoAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't leave right after the sunset. Many times the sky's even more amazing afterwards. Up to 45 minutes afterwards. And less traffic heading out.
  • Boxfire Press
    Boxfire PressJune 14, 2011
    In Justin McLachlan's upcoming novel, Time Up, this is where our hero first meets the villan. Take a hike around the cliffs at sunset for the best views anywhere in San Diego.
  • Allyson B.
    Allyson BagleyJune 17, 2015
    The air is clear. The area is clean. You can just stand there and listen to the sound of the ocean. Beautiful scenery.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel H.October 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sun, whether shining or setting, is hardly a necessary pre-requisite for sentiments such as stunning, or spectacular. That's on you, playa.
  • Bread S.
    Bread SunMarch 18, 2015
    The best spot for sunset. Don't forget to bring your jacket.
  • Nikki V.
    Nikki VongnavanhSeptember 16, 2016
    The best place to watch a sunset. Me and my fiancé went several times when we visit this summer.
  • Nadine P.
    Nadine PasterczykSeptember 18, 2016
    Beautiful views. You may even catch a green flash if you're lucky.
  • Wil R.
    Wil ReynoldsJune 7, 2013
    Ignore these signs get close and listen to the waves and take great pics.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerAugust 21, 2016
    Awesome views. Bring your lunch here and enjoy the scenery while you eat.
  • Mary Beth M.
    Mary Beth McCabeOctober 15, 2015
    I used to live on Cornish Drive. Such a great neighborhood except for the very loud planes.
  • Charles A.
    Charles AdkinsMay 2, 2017
    There is apple tree market just before the cliffs!! 5.99 roasted chicken!! Then go to the cliffs!! Enjoy!!
  • Nina O.
    Nina OttavianoApril 3, 2015
    Can't miss this sight when in SD. Go down at low tide for an adventure unlike anything else.
  • Kat S.
    Kat S.June 26, 2015
    Even in the fog, still one of my favorite places in San Diego
  • Starscream
    StarscreamMarch 6, 2013
    The sunset & your significant other/friend are synonymous with "going down". ^_~
  • Matt R.
    Matt RosenbergApril 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite place in San Diego to visit on a clear and sunny day.
  • steven c.
    steven catalfamoFebruary 16, 2016
    Enjoy the amazing view of sunset.. really it is so romantic place .. i love this so much ..
  • Joany M.
    Joany M.November 9, 2013
    Beautiful place for running, meditating or just watching the ocean and the beautiful sky
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanApril 30, 2017
    Very beautiful park to visit.
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.March 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Worth the trip to get there. If you're a local, you're already trippin.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AllertonJanuary 31, 2010
    The most awesome sunsets you'll ever see outside of Hawaii. Either enjoy it alone or have me join you...I live a block up the street.
  • Joelle R.
    Joelle ReederOctober 26, 2016
    Incredible views, beautiful sunset. Also, where we got engaged!
  • S.
    S.August 31, 2017
    Nice view from the cliff, not a place to swim tho
  • Jim M.
    Jim McDonaldJanuary 4, 2014
    Possibly the best place to watch the sun set anywhere.
  • Hasit V.
    Hasit VibhakarJune 27, 2016
    This is one of the so awesome park.It shows the real beauty of nature.everyone likes this
  • Mingfei Y.
    Mingfei YanSeptember 1, 2014
    Great place to see sunset in San Diego.
  • Stacey~Marie
    Stacey~MarieOctober 7, 2015
    Don't fall.... Cliffs are unstable. Stay out of the roped off area especially if inebriated.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JonesJuly 14, 2015
    Great views and a good view of the fireworks on July 4th
  • steven c.
    steven catalfamoMarch 4, 2016
    This is the beautiful view of sunset.I like this and enjoy him
  • Mpyr ..
    Mpyr .comJanuary 13, 2013
    This is going to be a great place to own in Mpyr some day...
  • RBBG C.
    RBBG CONNECTIONApril 26, 2013
    Bring a blunt and sum sd og Kush (idica) lets have a Sensi party.
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LewisJanuary 10, 2017
    Unsurprisingly, a great spot to catch the sunset.
  • Sarah
    SarahDecember 23, 2017
    Beautiful rocky beach! Great for views of the sunset!
  • Ali H.
    Ali Houghton2 weeks ago
    So pretty! Reminded me of a mini cliffs of moher.
  • Yves D.
    Yves DinhApril 6, 2014
    Catch the sunset, find somewhere not too crowdy.
  • Gen L.
    Gen LoweJuly 30, 2016
    Nice trail, beautiful ocean views
  • Tyrone R.
    Tyrone RollinsMarch 5, 2013
    Great places to eat and just relax
  • Elizabeth d.
    Elizabeth de MoyaMarch 4, 2017
    I slipped on an unstable beach cliff. I didn't see the sign until it was too late!
  • Nick C.
    Nick CooperMarch 14, 2011
    Best sex I've had in a Beamer, Benz, or bentley with the best view too
  • Ahmed B.
    Ahmed Bu AliSeptember 20, 2015
    Wow wow amazing scene for sunset
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangMarch 24, 2016
    I couldn't find any cliffs to jump off of
  • Pelin G.
    Pelin Güvenç KefelMarch 22, 2016
    Really nice place to go for a hike
  • Julie C.
    Julie CummingsJanuary 27, 2015
    Gorgeous view. A MUST see.
  • Alberto C.
    Alberto CanezMarch 31, 2013
    Get here early otherwise no parking
  • Abdallah A.
    Abdallah AlemranMay 21, 2015
    Amazing view.
  • ann _.
    ann _December 29, 2014
    Super nice view!!
  • Maia W.
    Maia WailanaJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great surf..but you better be a strong swimmer!
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WeissertMarch 16, 2011
    Awesome for reflecting & clearing your mind.
  • Marisa
    MarisaAugust 25, 2016
    Absolutely stunning.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FergusonMay 26, 2014
    Go at Sunset. Duh!
  • Cheena O.
    Cheena OApril 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place in SD to watch a sunset.
  • Erik H.
    Erik HessJanuary 6, 2011
    Enjoy a beautiful view and the sounds of the Pacific crashing against the rocks.
  • David K.
    David KujawaJune 16, 2010
    The Surf Villa. Really amazing view if you know where it is, and how to sneak in. :D Read more
  • D. G.
    D. G.March 26, 2015
    amazing view! :-)
  • El Jefe
    El JefeDecember 31, 2012
    The waves are bitchin today!!
  • Pam B.
    Pam BallietDecember 10, 2013
    Watching h the sunset! Beautiful
  • Collins Family &.
    Awesome sunsets!
  • Tyrone R.
    Tyrone RollinsMarch 5, 2013
    Enjoy the sunrises and sunsets, that simple
  • Lance H.
    Lance HDecember 16, 2011
    Amazing view of the sunset!
  • Hannah E.
    Hannah El HajjSeptember 16, 2013
    Rad place to jump
  • Huaisi C.
    Huaisi CenOctober 4, 2016
    Just Wow..
  • Steven H.
    Steven HumphreyFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place for a run
  • Nancy G.
    Nancy GravesMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great walk with dogs along the cliffs.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PopeApril 11, 2012
    Great place for walk.
  • Colleen D.
    Colleen DJune 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A spiritual experience
  • Kelsie K.
    Kelsie KelleyJanuary 14, 2011
    Night time boat counting & doin watcha want in a car....
  • Kathryn M.
    Kathryn MannoMarch 14, 2011
    Great place to bring a date.
  • Slightly Stoopid
    Slightly StoopidJune 30, 2012
    Top Of The World.
  • Phil V.
    Phil ValentineDecember 12, 2017
    Scenery is beautiful
  • Rev. Christopher T.
    Rev. Christopher TuttleApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Elope to Sunset Cliffs is a service of Elope TO San Diego™ Read more
  • Gina W.
    Gina WeissFebruary 4, 2012
    Sunsets and surf!
  • Sarmistha S.
    Sarmistha SahooDecember 23, 2015
    Awesome Place
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RodherFebruary 28, 2014
    Get early, gets crowed
  • Sandra d.
    Sandra de LaraApril 2, 2014
    Unfortunately... lots of litter and graffiti :/
  • Amelia R.
    Amelia R.August 27, 2011
    Watch out for large rats.
  • yilaxa
    yilaxaFebruary 24, 2017
    menakjubkan _
  • Maia W.
    Maia WailanaMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Surf here is awesome!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HuberApril 1, 2010
    Watch the sunset, duh, it's amazing
  • Brigitte S.
    Brigitte SaccoMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Couldn't live at a better place than sunset cliffs!
  • Wade
    WadeFebruary 18, 2012
    Time with Jesus
  • Steph D.
    Steph DownerAugust 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    my favorite place to be!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GravesDecember 30, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    The holiday egg nog is delish!
  • Maia W.
    Maia WailanaMarch 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Michael K.. Meet the new mayor...
  • Q
    QApril 30, 2010
    i don't even know why i'm telling people about this
  • Michelle Von Q.
    Michelle Von QuilichOctober 19, 2015
    Michelle von Quilich spent much of her youth in the beautiful city of San Diego, California. Read more
  • Deniz Y.
    Deniz YigitSeptember 2, 2017
    Gün batımı için favori yerlerimden biri oldu.. kayalıklar güzel , tek eksik cuna libre yada en azından bira.. açıkalanda alkol yasal olsa trakyalılar bu gün batımında kör olur 😎
  • Andressa A.
    Andressa AmaralDecember 23, 2013
    Traga um iPod e curta o melhor pôr do sol de SD
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