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“Sets stage for San Diego trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
1253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #4 of 192 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Akron
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“Sets stage for San Diego trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

I would like to thank fellow reviewers for this suggestion. Coming in from Ohio to vacation for a week, we took an early morning flight and by the time we were processed through the airport and car rental, we basically only had half day for activities. This is less than 10 miles from airport. Just have apple maps take you all the way down Sunset Cliff Blvd and it is easy to find. Got lucky immediately on parking. There is a Rite Aid in route for water and sun screen etc. I wanted to get an essence for SAn Diego right away, and this beach area set the stage. We hiked up and down the Park , sometimes on cliffs, other times in walkway near street, and took a bunch of great pics. I felt like a conservative ole lady, but brought my hiking poles and it helped me to feel secure in my footing, even though the kids were leaping around in flip flops with no problems. Good for teens, entertaining and love to climb. We didn't see seals, etc, but we saw many adventurous people, including "jumpers" and surfers. Spent about two hours people watching and wandering. From there, continue on south to the naval base station on your way to the Cabrillo monument. IN between, you will find the National Cemetery, and the endless graves and markers of veterans and their wives is always a sobering reminder of what this country stands for, and good for the kids to see among all the fun filled vacation stuffs. You may get caught in a little Sea World traffic in route, but on Sunday it wasn't bad. This was enough activity close by for first day to fill in the rest of our travel day, and the Airport to Cliffs to Monument track , then to hotel and dinner, was a good move. Good luck and have fun!

Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Very Crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is not a get away from it all location. Everyone is there to see the sunset. We found other places that were less crowded. The cliffs, however, were pretty cool.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Not to be missed while in San Diego. We even saw a Dall's porpoise swimming in the waves.

Don't forget to bring your fleece, its chilly sitting out in the wind. There are lots of places to stop and watch, so a nice secluded spot was easily available.

Visited June 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Very pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Nice hike but bring water. I would like to go back and explore some of the hard to reach beaches below.

Visited May 2013
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Milwaukee
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“Peaceful and Spiritual”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The night I visited it was a bit cloudy, but the area is just beautiful even without a true sunset. It's rocky so bring good shoes for climbing. Very nice

Visited June 2013
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