Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego: Hours, Address, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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WanderingOttersons
Denver, CO552 contributions
Oct 2020
There's a reason that we saw three different parties taking wedding/engagement photos at this place the evening we were there. It's just a spectacular place to see a sunset. The clouds did not completely cooperate so that we could see the sun down onto the horizon but such is nature....it does what it wants. There were lots of people around but there's a pretty large area to hang out so that everyone can still have some space to themselves. A great calm way to end yet another beautiful San Diego day.
Written February 7, 2021
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Katherine M
Houston, TX86 contributions
Aug 2021
We stopped by Sunset Cliffs because it was a fond memory for my husband who visited years ago. We got to see numerous surfers waxing their boards before setting out to sea. It was a fun time.

The setting is lovely and there is a restroom available.
Written August 6, 2021
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Philb252
Phoenix, AZ38 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Beautiful and easily explored park over the ocean. There are several accesses to the beach requiring some hiking or stairs if you want to get to the water. At sunset, the street level gets somewhat crowded so for a more private view, drive up to the end of Stanford Pl and walk in using the trail at the end of the cul de sac , lay out a blanket and enjoy from far above the crowds.
Written March 28, 2022
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OhioArubaLovers
Steubenville, Ohio, USA249 contributions
Dec 2021
We watched a stunning view on Christmas Eve of the sunset and the waves pounding the cliffs. It was very crowded, but we were able to park in a lot very close to the cliffs. Recommend this to every visitor staying in San Diego.
Written January 4, 2022
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MrsBray2218
Kentucky225 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
This is absolutely a must when visiting San Diego. Make the time to drive here and watch the sun set over the ocean. The cliffs are awe inspiring alone, but add in the spray of the waves crashing and the colors changing from the sun. You won't forget it.
Written March 13, 2021
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Yadira C
Los Angeles, CA92 contributions
Jul 2020
This place has some amazing views. It's a quick hike/walk. It was some challenging terrain if you go off path but really cool, nothing dangerous. The views are amazing though. It wasn't crowded and people kept their distance and wore their masks for the most part.
Written July 28, 2020
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Jeri B
13 contributions
Mar 2020
We happened to be able to watch the sunset along Sunset cliffs. IT was spectacular! Just a word of advice: If you are driving, you may have a difficult time finding a parking space. But it is well worth going to see. Go ahead of sunset so you can go down lower on the cliffs, if the tide is out!
Written March 10, 2020
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Beth K
Shawnee, KS1,613 contributions
Feb 2020
My son lives in San Diego and couldn't wait to take me to his favorite spot and it quickly became mine as well. Best views are at low tide when the rocks below become visible, especially when that low tide coincides with sunset.

Climb down the stairs and explore the tide pools and walk along the rocks. Plenty of surfers are here as well, so that is fun to watch as well.

Sunset is magical, but can be a bit crowded. Parking is along the street or in nearby neighborhoods. Everyone seemed to bring their dogs to enjoy the area as well.
Written March 1, 2020
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ibDonnaI
Schaumburg, IL96 contributions
Oct 2020
Mesmerizing views of the sunset while picnicking with a loved one. I prearranged a picnic set up prior to travel with sdpicnicstation on Instagram. The set up was gorgeous and the views were spectacular. Preordered a charcuterie board and brought champagne. It was lovely. The Sunset Cliffs Natural park is the best spot to view the sunset. Only downside, is there are no bathrooms.
Written October 31, 2020
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Storyteller731332
3 contributions
May 2020
Sorry to say this area has been taken over by loud cars cruising by, loud groups of youths smoking pot and lack of parking because of youth sitting in cars while getting high. It once was a beautiful place to watch the sunset with your family. You may be safer at one of the beaches.
Written June 8, 2020
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