San Diego's Unique Sunset Cliffs and Ocean Beach

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a unique regional park with dramatic cliff formations and caves on the western shoreline of San Diego's Point Loma peninsula. It's named for its beautiful sunset vistas and sheer cliffs bordering the ocean. The Park extends for 1.5 miles (2.4 km) along Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, with plenty of free parking along the street and cliffside trails that are popular for walking and for watching the sunset.
Dramatic cliffs and steps down to the water
A peaceful setting to enjoy the view at Sunset Cliffs
The Ocean Beach neighborhood (called "OB" by locals) is another unique San Diego area that's just north of Sunset Cliffs. It's a laid-back beach town that feels like it never left the 1960s. The community has fought hard to oppose any chain businesses, so its small downtown along Newport Avenue has a curious variety of independent coffee houses, restaurants, bars, surf and bike shops, antique stores, tattoo shops, and even an international youth hostel.
Part of the eclectic atmosphere of Ocean Beach
A colorful downtown Youth Hostel in Ocean Beach
Gazillions of hamburgers:

Hodad's opened in 1969 but became famous nationally in 2007 after appearing on the TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”
Just north of downtown Ocean Beach is the area known as Dog Beach. It’s the only dog-friendly beach in San Diego County, and one of only a few in all of Southern California. Founded in 1972, it's open 24 hours a day for leash-free dogs and was one of the first such beaches in the United States.
Excited about arriving at Ocean Beach's
Dog Beach
Enjoying San Diego's unique
Dog Beach