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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

San Diego is a beautiful vacation destination that provides visitors with an immense amount of beauty. There are many different parks, historical locations, and local monuments that provide guests with beautiful backdrops and locations to make lasting memories. One of these locations is the Sunset Cliffs National Park. This amazing natural phenomenon is the perfect location to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of San Diego.


Sunset Cliffs Natural Park was dedicated in 1983. The park is a 68-acre resource-based park stretching along the Pacific Ocean bordering the western edge of Point Loma. The 18-acre linear section of the park lies to the west of Sunset Cliffs Blvd between Adair and Ladera Streets. The 50-acre hillside section, a designated multiple-species conservation area, links to the 640-acre Point Loma Ecological Reserve beginning at the Navy Property to the south. The park includes intricately carved coastal bluffs, arches and sea caves. It affords inspiring panoramic ocean views. From the cliffs, California gray whales often can be seen migrating annually from the Bering Sea to Baja California and back.

Ladera Street Portion

The Ladera Street portion of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is used for sunset viewing, weddings, and may be permitted for a maximum of 50 people. There are parking locations for this portion on the street adjacent to the park or at a number of small parking lots at the park’s entrance. To get to the Ladera Street portion, you take Interstate 8 west to where it ends, then follow Sunset Cliffs Blvd through Ocean Beach to the cliffs and Ladera Street.

Sunset Cliffs at Luscomb Point

The Luscomb Point portion of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is named after Happy Luscomb, a famous local surfer. This location is a local favorite for sunset viewing and local events. The ocean exposure for this locale also makes for some amazing surf locations and beach going day trips. There is parking along the street and in some side lots at the park. To get to this amazing location, take Interstate 8 west to where it ends, then follow Sunset Cliffs Blvd to Ocean Beach to the cliffs where the street ends at Hill Street.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is the perfect location to enjoy the wonderful natural elements that San Diego has to offer. Grab a blanket and watch as the sunset blows you away.

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