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This parks topography includes coastal bluffs, arches and sea caves. Sunset Cliffs affords inspiring panoramic ocean views. From the cliffs, the California Gray Whale can be seen migrating annually from the Bering Sea to Baja California.
Features: Birding — Wildflowers
Need to Know
Parking is available on the street or at a number of small lots at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park and there are no restrooms available. Take Interstate 8 West to the end, then following Sunset Cliffs Boulevard through Ocean Beach to Sunset Cliffs Park to where the street ends at Hill Street.
From the parking lot, there are unmarked trails leading you to the cliffs. There is some overgrown shrubs at times but making your way around it is simple.
Flora & Fauna
Coastal Sagebrush, Coast Paintbrush, Yerba Santa, California Sunflower.
History & Background
American Kumeyaay Indians used to travel through Sunset Cliffs to gather seafood from the intertidal areas on the beach below the cliffs. They also gathered various forms of plant life in the area.