I drive about 10 minutes from my house and reach the Sunset Cliffs. These are not just an attraction for visitors; locals like to go there for a run along the one and a half mile long shoreline - part of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park -, meditate, have picnics, and watch the sun set.
If you rather feel like driving, start at Adair St. in Ocean Beach and then simply follow Sunset Cliffs Boulevard.
The views are always stunning, no matter if rain or shine.
It’s the perfect spot away from the city life (although right in the city), and around sunset time, it gets fairly busy. This, however, depends on the clouds, of course. You can watch the (advanced) surfers ride the perfect waves. San Diego is such a surfer hub. Ocean-gazers, you will enjoy this spot.
I love to come here, to clear my head, have a moment of appreciation and be happy that I have the chance to live in this city, to be able to go a way that I have been wanting to got for many years - and embrace life to the best of my ability.
If it’s a clear evening, be prepared for a dramatic sunset!
(But please don’t look at your phone as you go; you are running the risk of falling from the cliffs. Not kidding: this has happened before, sadly.)