If you’re headed to San Diego, put Sunset Cliffs on the top of your list of places to go. Although quite busy most evenings, it’s worth the drive from wherever you are staying to see not only the sunset, but the waves crashing on the rocks below and surfers catching the waves.
Before you go, check out what time the sun will set and arrive about 45 minutes early. This will give you a chance to get parking in the area as it gets busy with locals and tourists alike (parking is free on most side streets).
Take a blanket with you to sit on, and dress in layers if you plan to stay a while after the sun goes down. When the sun’s out, it’s pretty warm along the ocean, but after the sun sets the wind comes up off the waves and it gets a little chilly.
We enjoyed staking out a seat just north of the beach where there weren’t too many other people around (or if there were, I was so entranced with the crashing waves and the sunset that I didn’t even notice).
The waves crashing into the side of the rocks and splitting sideways is an amazing view. Add that in with about 30 surfers catching the waves, snuggling up to your favorite somebody, and the sun setting in the background, and Sunset Cliffs is about the ultimate spot to watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean. For us, it doesn’t get any better.
More adventures tomorrow…