Sunset Cliffs Park Professional Review and Guide
"Sunset Cliffs Park sits on the west edge of Point Loma, a 4-mile long peninsula that looks like a bent index finger. Stretching south from Ocean Beach, the dramatic 400-foot high promontory separates the ocean from San Diego Bay. Steep 50-foot vertical cliffs line the long and narrow oceanfront park that overlooks a scalloped coastline with offshore rocks, sea arches, sea caves, reefs, kelp beds, hidden sandy coves, and rocky beaches (back cover photo). An exposed plateau of flat rocks with tidepools extends out to sea. Clifftop trails skirt the jagged, unstable edge of the bluffs, and eroding paths lead down the striated cliffs to pocket beaches. At the west end of Ladera Street, a stairway leads to the rocky shoreline. South of Ladera Street, informal trails wind through the wide, sloping terrace surrounded by eucalyptus groves beneath Point Loma Nazarine University."