Top Spots to Watch San Diego’s Sunsets

As evenings in San Diego warm up, now is the time to take a break, head outside and admire the colorful sunsets. With 70 miles of coastline, there is no bad seat to experience Southern California’s finest sunset.

Whether you want to take an evening stroll or enjoy a picnic, these local spots will give you front row seats to the sun setting beyond the horizon!


Sunset Cliffs

The name says it all.  Admire the expansive view of the coastline and the golden sandstone cliffs as the sunsets. If you’re going to watch the San Diego’s sunsets here, arrive early to take an afternoon walk along the path and appreciate the entirety of the cliffs.


Windansea Beach

If you ever come across a professional photo of a sunset in San Diego, it was most likely taken here. This location is well known for its picturesque views of the coastal cliffs as well as a surf shack. Make sure to arrive early to grab your spot and charge your cameras!


Coronado Ferry Landing

The Coronado Ferry Landing  is perfect for a full day of exploring, shopping, and dining out! As the day winds down, enjoy the sun setting against downtown San Diego.


Cabrillo National Monument

Experience the sunset at one of San Diego’s most treasured spots. The Cabrillo National Monument commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot on the West Coast.  Enjoy the golden hour while honoring the significance of the monument.


Kellogg Park at La Jolla Shores

This large, grassy park is located right on the beach, perfect for little ones to run around, set up a picnic and watch San Deigo’s sunsets. Plan to arrive early, as parking can get a bit tricky!


Ellen Browning Scripps Park

A popular location for wedding ceremonies, photography, and of course, sunsets! Take a stroll along the coastline and bask in the beauty and warmth the sunset brings.


Palisades Park

Located in Pacific Beach, this park is perfect for a relaxing evening. Arrive early to grab a spot, lay out a blanket, and enjoy a picnic while relishing in the colorful sunset beyond the horizon. There is a ramp leading down to the beach if you want to sink your toes in the sand!


As nights become warmer, now is the time to end your days outdoors and bask in the colorful sunset. These spots are known for picture-perfect moments, so charge your cameras and grab your loved ones!

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