Sunset Cliffs lies south of Ocean Beach and actually has several beaches below. Named for its exquisite sunset vistas, Sunset Cliffs Park encompasses 68 acres of bluffs and walking paths high above the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean.
Because of its rugged coastline and panoramic views, this area is loved by surfers, ocean-gazers, and folks who like to cruise Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which runs the duration of the cliffs. The drive along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, which begins at Adair Street and continues south to Ladera Street, offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities. In addition it makes a nice bike ride or walk, and you are in a good spot to watch for birds.
You can see migrating California gray whales through the winter from high on the bluffs.â€¨â€¨ Garbage Beach at Ladera Street is named with regards to a lot of odiferous kelp among its rocks. Built-in stairs lead down the cliff to this particular beach. Beware; the descent is very steep. Two other beaches, No Surf Beach (Hill and Froude Streets on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard) and New Break Beach (south of Point Loma Nazarene College) do not have a identified route leading due to the waters edge.