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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

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Address: 1253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
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Relax and enjoy

Reconnected with a old friend & this was a wonderful spot to stop overlooking the sea and blab for hours catching up. Stop, relax & enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

at sunset, the cliffs had a nice colour. its good to just sit there and relax. parking is limited and might have to wait quite long during peak hours

Thank Benjamint2411
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Reconnected with a old friend & this was a wonderful spot to stop overlooking the sea and blab for hours catching up. Stop, relax & enjoy!

Thank jmho4u
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty location and some decent hiking, put like in most areas of San Diego near the ocean they never have enough parking so you are almost always waiting for someone to leave.

Thank Ronald D
Plano, Texas
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229 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although I didn't go at sunset, the view in the mid-afternoon was still quite breathtaking. There's a little pathway going down marked by a warning sign that you can take to get close to the waves. You can watch the surfers from here as well as take some great photos. There is also a beach here, but it's quite tiny,... More 

Thank Daniko8
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I go here every time I'm in San Diego. The view of the ocean is awesome. I love climbing down on the rocks to enjoy the sea spray. Sunsets are magical here.

Thank Roger S
Christiansburg, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended tis as THE place to see a sunset. It is good but most beaches have some cliffs near and all are good for sunsets. Parked about an hour before sunset and walked around. This is about a mile long stretch across from a residential neighborhood, but there are several parking lots and on the street parking. Walk... More 

Thank turf1996
Des Moines, Iowa
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love walking the cliffs in San Diego and this is the perfect place. The ocean waves crash below, the surfers are fun to watch and the walk along the bay is great fun. Unfortunately, the cliffs are slowly falling away into the ocean and in some spots, you are walking in the street. But this walk is not to... More 

Thank Nancy F
Richland, Washington
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If around the area, you need to stop here and just stand or sit to enjoy the sunset. It is a quiet place that many locals go and just watch the sunset. Lots of really cool cliff rocks and not hard to navigate as they are mostly flat.

Thank Ranbud
San Diego
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The SUNSET CLIFFS, is located in a wealthy neighborhood. That being said, "For me, it's best enjoyed right before and during sunset." There is no real beach. The surfers go to the far end and have to climb down to the water. You will only spend a few (15) minutes there.

Thank Patsy M
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this by chance killing time before a flight. Sun, wildlife and surfers kept us entertained while we enjoyed an impromptu picnic

Thank Peter_Dawes

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