An open ceiling cave

Weather :

Hours : Open 24 Hours

Location : Ladera St

Other Names : Garbage Beach

Activities :

  • Tidepooling
  • Surfing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Whale Watching

Amenities :

  • Tide Pools
  • Trails
  • Fossils

Parking : Free

Pet Policy : Leashed Dogs not allowed between 9 AM and 6 PM

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego Overview

Bordering the western edge of Point Loma community of San Diego, between the Pacific ocean and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, dedicated in 1983, is the 68-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Known for its sprawling cliffs after which it is named, the trails along the cliff are popular for those evening strolls and witnessing the beautiful sunsets.

Bordering the western edge of Point Loma community of San Diego, between the Pacific ocean and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, dedicated in 1983, is the 68-acre Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Known for its sprawling cliffs after which it is named, the trails along the cliff are popular for those evening strolls and witnessing the beautiful sunsets.

Put on your hiking boots as you make your way across the cliffs, you can explore around to find plenty of carved coastal bluffs, arches, and sea caves formation which adds to the whole mystery surrounding the area which dates back millions of years. This particular strip is connected to the larger, 640-acre point Loma reserve. As fun as the narrow ridges bordering the ocean can be, they are quite underdeveloped and can be dangerous if you do not pay enough attention, citing which, it is not recommended to explore pre-sunrise or post-sunset.

Just as you walk to the edge of the cliff, you’re bound to be stunned by the panoramic view of the ocean. If you’re lucky enough, you can also witness the California Gray Whales on their annual migration which passes by here. The tides here are known for their surfer friendly nature leading to good surfing spots below the cliff.

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