Sunset Cliffs

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) ...

Eucalypti, your time has come

Eradication ongoing — as are arboreal hazards of Oz native

The California gold rush didn't only bring myriad fortune-seeking people to the Golden State. It also brought trees. Specifically, an Australian species very familiar to anyone who lives in San Diego: the eucalyptus. However, nearly ...

The Spoken One speaks on his graffiti-busting ways

Confrontation at Sunset Cliffs paints vigilante as do-gooder and vandal

A recent confrontation between a surfer and a graffiti vigilante at Sunset Cliffs park ended peacefully but raised questions on how to approach the encroachment of vandalism, particularly within our beach communities. An eyewitness reports ...

Naked and alone in the ocean at night

The death of Michelle Von Emster is adrift in mystery.

Something you don’t see every day: seagulls standing on the ocean. A 20-year-old surfer named David Corriea would tell this to investigators and reporters later. It was a couple hours ahead of sunset and there ...

Road failure in Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

For lack of curbing, runoff eroded its way to the ocean

The February 28–March 1 storm caused the failure of runoff-control curbing on the Loop Road at Point Loma Nazarene University. Uncontained, the rainwater scoured away the road bed under the west side of the road. ...

Sunset Cliffs — whose paradise is it?

Graffiti vandalism and recent attack on teen have some wondering

Following a month that saw a violent carjacking and excessive tagging, residents of the normally quiet neighborhood of Sunset Cliffs have been left to wonder whether urban blight is going to be a persisting problem ...

Car crashes onto beach at Sunset Cliffs

50-foot fall, but driver walks away

Early in the morning on July 29, a driver crashed his car through a gate near Osprey Street and flew off of Sunset Cliffs into the sand below. The car flipped in mid-air as it ...

Bluff gives way at Sunset Cliffs overnight

Rubble field extends at least 25 feet

This morning, July 11, a beach at Sunset Cliffs displayed a reminder of the dangers of being too near the bluffs. Many of our county beaches are backed by sandstone cliffs. While they add a ...

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