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Catch a Sunset at Sunset Cliffs

San Diego, California

based on 13 reviews


Added by Joe Bothe

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

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Sunset Cliffs provide a beautiful and romantic setting to enjoy your sunset. Expect to share this beauty with others, but know it doesn't take away from the views at all.

This is a beautiful place to catch the sunset, especially if you're into photography.

What an amazing spot to hangout and watch the sunset! Bring your loved ones!

It's no doubt this has become a popular spot to take wedding & engagement photos... The views are breathtaking, and there photos absolutely do them justice! You gotta find the secret sea cave... https://valentinasdestinations.com/romantic-date-ideas-in-san-diego/

Beautiful sunset views, a great place to have a picnic with friends or just sit and read peacefully

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.

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.

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.

Great spot for shooting portraits, engagements, or to just wander along the cliffs at sunset. If you start at the north end, it makes for a great run out to Point Loma as well.

There are plenty of places to park and enjoy the sunset. Just bring your camera, some snacks and find a little place all to yourself. The farther in you go (towards the campus) the more secluded it will be...hopefully

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