Catch a Sunset at Sunset Cliffs

Sunset Cliffs

Amazing sunset views over the Pacific. Great spot to watch the surf. Accessible parking. Close proximity to town.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park area is a 68-acre park on the western edge of Point Loma. The cliffs overlook the Pacific, creating a great spot to take in the sunset. If you head to the parking lot off of Sunset Cliffs, you can get a great view from Pappy's Point. Try to get there a bit before the sunset if you want to snag a spot in the parking lot. There is also additional parking further south in the Natural Park if this lot is overcrowded.

If you're taking a special someone there for the sunset, head to the The Joint before or after to grab a bite and a drink or two.

Photos:Justin Brown; Chad McDonald; Eric Gorski

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Picnic / Blanket
  • Hot chocolate
  • Warm layers
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Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Romantic
Scenic

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Just What I Needed

A beautiful view after a long day. Great friends, in a great city and the perfect weather. It's very easy to locate and worth the travel.

June Gloom

I did not visit sunset cliffs at the best time of year, but it was a really neat spot! Great spot for photos and fun for family's if you scramble down closer to the water, you can find crabs, urchins, and small fish in the tide pools. I'm hoping to visit again in September.

Romantic & Scenic!

I love how accessible this place is. I would love to come back and lay a blanket, have a picnic, and just enjoy the sunset.


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