Stop by this ocean oasis in the midst of an urban landscape.
Dedicated as a Nature Park in 1983, Sunset Cliffs Nature Park is a 68-acre park in Point Loma. Here, everyone can enjoy San Diego’s natural coastal environment as it once was, free from the effects of man. The park is a culmination of 20 years of community input and support for the concept of a natural, open space park with a focus on the park’s unique resources. Aptly named, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a place many come to seek temporary relief from urban living and watch beautiful sunsets. There are areas to view the dramatic, naturally carved cliff formations, pocket beaches, tide pools, reefs, native vegetation, and expansive ocean views. If you enjoy whale watching, gray whales can be seen in the area migrating annually from the Bering Sea to Baja California and back.
On any given day, you will find visitors enjoying walking, surfing, jogging, exploring, studying plants, bird watching, photography, tidepooling, and fishing. The park’s diverse resources attract a broad range of sightseers. Efforts are currently underway to protect, restore, expand, and enhance the park for safe use and enjoyment while sustaining the quality of the regional environment in the bustling urban setting that is San Diego. It’s a gorgeous area you won’t want to miss.