Sunset Cliffs

Argument over Sunset Cliffs deck comes to a head

“We believe they've come in at night, put up tarps and poured concrete.”

As soon as the Inn at Sunset Cliffs got permission from the city to repair the two huge sinkholes that collapsed its ocean-front deck in December, the owners admit they rushed to get it done. ...

El Niño goes artistic on Sunset Cliffs

Big swells sculpt new island from sandstone

The northern parking lot on the boulevard in Sunset Cliffs Natural Park has a beautiful new sea stack. The sandstone pillar was formed overnight on February 24th. The night's high tide was 4.42 feet at ...

Get your butt off the beach

Coastal cleanup numbers for 2015

The trash tally for San Diego beaches was released on January 12 by San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. In beach cleanups hosted by both groups, 197,788 pieces of ...

Sunset Cliffs crackup no laughing matter

Rains’ effects present serious situation at natural park

San Diego's coastal bluffs are showing the effects of El Niño rains. National Weather Service data shows season to date rain totals for Lindbergh Field at 5.87 inches, or 141percent of normal. Because of the ...

Upper lot full at Sunset Cliffs

Park’s master plan calls for park access

On November 19th, Second District councilwoman Lorie Zapf presented a city-council proclamation celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sunset Cliffs. On this anniversary, many San Diegans and visitors are not able to access Sunset Cliffs Natural ...

Broken-board Tuesday

Surf report from the living room to the Cliffs

Dec. 8, 2015 Overnight TV news reports that high surf has broken railings on the O.B. Pier and the pier is closed. The Point Loma buoy is at 7+ feet at 14 seconds at 7 ...

Villa Surf recedes to the earth

Project at Sunset Cliffs to remove all traces of former Dixon estate

Work has begun at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park to rehabilitate the former site of "the Dixon estate," a reputed party palace for decades, even after Dan Dixon stopped residing there in the '60s (according to ...

No rain, but…flash flood at Sunset Cliffs?

Mystery water flow could be creating health hazard

Mid-afternoon on March 31, water flowed over the edge of Sunset Cliffs onto an area beach for at least two hours. There has been no rain in the area since March 1, according to the ...

As Sunset Cliffs crumble into the sea...

Will anything be done for beach access for the masses?

In the early morning hours of March 15, the southernmost beach access point in Sunset Cliffs Natural Park failed. The dawn patrol surfers were met with a drastically altered bluff face. Overnight, the bottom eight ...

Better than Disneyland, man

Crowd gathers to witness rescue on day two of big surf at Sunset Cliffs

For the second a day in a row, a little after high noon on January 25, San Diego lifeguards and fire rescue personnel rescued a surfer at Sunset Cliffs. Moderately large surf (over head high) ...

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