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Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma

San Diego, CA
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Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, San Diego California

Description

Sunset Cliffs is a wealthy neighborhood with a casual beach feel. Here you can walk a precarious path on cliffs above a set of coves. You will be surrounded by wildflowers while savoring views of the turquoise waters below. You feel like diving in for a swim but no doubt the water is colder than it looks. The road and jogging path hug the cliffs, and several pull-offs provide a place to park and join the joggers. At the southern end of Sunset Cliffs Blvd is Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, where people stand to watch the surfers riding a fantastic break. Surfers take stairs with metal handrails to access the water. Behind this buzzing scene is the nature area with flowers and tall grasses growing wild and a curving path leading up the hill. What a fun place for a hike! Kids will love to let lose after being constricted in the city environment.
While you're at Point Loma, don't miss out on Cabrillo National Monument where you'll feel like you're on top of the world, looking down on San Diego Bay and Coronado Beach.
 

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Beachhouses across the street from the coves.
Beachhouses across the street from the coves.
The road and beachhouses and the dirt trail.
The road and beachhouses and the dirt trail.
Flowers hang from the cliffs, and the water is a perfect shade of blue.
Flowers hang from the cliffs, and the water is a perfect shade of blue.
Coves below. Gosh these make you want to swim!
Coves below. Gosh these make you want to swim!
Flowers in abundance at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
Flowers in abundance at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
Kids run for joy toward the trail at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
Kids run for joy toward the trail at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
Weekend crowd enjoying the lookout at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
Weekend crowd enjoying the lookout at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
Sets roll in at Sunset Cliffs.
Sets roll in at Sunset Cliffs.
Climbing the beach-access stairs at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
Climbing the beach-access stairs at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park.
Not a bad place to own a house- Carmelo Street at Point Loma.
Not a bad place to own a house- Carmelo Street at Point Loma.
   

Directions

Sunset Cliffs are a series of cliffs and coves at the southernmost last few blocks of Sunset Cliffs Blvd in Point Loma. Pull into one of the vehicle pulloffs, or park along the road on Ladera St beside Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Even on the weekend, there is plenty of parking.
There are no restrooms.

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Nicole
09/30/2015 02:33
I love your page. Reminds me of when I used to live in San Diego. Beautiful people and beautiful city.

Greg
10/26/2014 01:43
I jog here almost every day. Love the vistas.

paul
07/12/2010 20:54
all time favorite

Jan
07/07/2010 13:04
Grew up here...miss it....in Texas now!

Last Updated Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:10:25 GMT