Luscomb's Point, Osprey Point & No Surf Beach

Luscombs Point, Osprey Point and No Surf Beach offer one-of-a-kind scenery for weddings, amazing surfing and captivating tide pools that beg to be explored.
Why you'll love this beach
Why you'll love this beach
Watch the Sunset or Take in the Panoramic Views at Luscombs Point, Osprey Point & No Surf Beach
Luscomb's Point, Osprey Point & No Surf Beach
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Things to Do
Tips
How to get there
Parking

Overview

Beautiful Rock Formations at Osprey Point in Sunset CliffsLooking into the Ocean at Osprey Point in Sunset Cliffs

Since its opening in 1983, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park has brought wonder and unique geological features to San Diego residents and visitors. This park that sits above the Pacific Ocean has a variety of gorgeous backdrops, such as dramatic cliffs, sea caves, panoramic views, rocky arches and coastal bluffs.

Sunset Cliffs is also home to several different popular spots for small, intimate outdoor weddings. Luscombs Point and Osprey Point offer small wedding parties a stunning background for an unforgettable ceremony. At the northern end of the park is a hidden cove called No Surf Beach that during low tide, reveals a treasure trove of fascinating aquatic tide pools.

All three of these attractions are located in Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. It's possible to explore the entire park in a few hours and check out both points and the beach below the cliffs.

The park is situated on the Point Loma peninsula of San Diego. The shoreline rises above the ocean for about 300 feet, giving the park its iconic cliffside views. The park follows the coastline for one and a half miles and contains 68 acres of land.

The most popular activity in Sunset Cliffs Park is watching a sunset. Many visitors come here right before dusk to witness the wonder of the sun setting along the Pacific Ocean's blue horizon. Additionally, this area brings in hikers, surfers, birdwatchers, photographers and fishermen

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Things to Do

Running
Running
Sunbathing
Sunbathing
Swimming
Swimming

Why These Areas Are Magical

Weddings at Luscombs Point & Osprey Point

Couples who want a memorable wedding without a steep price tag can find that at these spots in Sunset Cliffs Park. Instead of booking a posh hotel that charges thousands of dollars for its location, brides and grooms on a budget can get a gorgeous, natural setting inexpensively. Weddings of up to 50 people can use these spots for their ceremony.

These spots are also great for visitors who just want to witness the raw beauty of the San Diego coastline. The rock formations are unique and make for perfect photo backdrops.

Surfers Paradise at Osprey Point

Surfers can also catch great waves along the coast of Sunset Cliffs Park. Osprey Point is a great break for experienced surfers who want to try some challenging waves. It's best to approach these waves only at low tide when it's a little more accessible.

The waves break on the reef below and the bottom is rocky. Waves here can rise up to 12 feet, with a good number of barrels.

Tide Pools at No Surf Beach

Another reason to come here is to check out the tide pools at No Surf Beach. During low tide, visitors can check these microcosms of sea life out. You may see anemones, snails, hermit crabs, small fish and even octopus. There is a staircase that leads down to the beach area from the cliffs.

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How to Get There & Parking

Free Parking
Free Parking
Lot Parking
Lot Parking
Neighborhood Parking
Neighborhood Parking
Street Parking
Street Parking

To get to Luscombs Point, take I-8 all the west. Then, take Sunset Cliffs Boulevard all the way to the end of the road at Hill Street. There are a few small parking lots and street parking in the neighborhood nearby.

Osprey Point is a little more north of Luscombs Point. Take I-8 west until it ends at the shore. Then, follow Sunset Cliffs Boulevard until the street ends and stop at Osprey Street. Osprey Point has a small lot and a few spots close along neighborhood streets.

For tide pool viewing, visitors must get to Sunset Cliffs Park using I-8 west until the end. Then, they must get on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and follow it through Ocean Beach and follow signs towards Sunset Cliffs. After finding parking in a nearby lot or on the street, they must walk down the steps at Ladera Street to get to the tide pools below the cliffs.

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Know Before You Go & Tips

No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Camping
No Camping
No Dogs
No Dogs
No Glass Containers
No Glass Containers
No Motorized Vehicles
No Motorized Vehicles
No Smoking
No Smoking
No Trash Cans
No Trash Cans
Public Transportation
Public Transportation
Shade
Shade
Weddings Available
Weddings Available

Essential Tips

To get more out of your celebration or day in the area, follow these essential tips:

Get an Official Permit

Before choosing Luscombs Point or Osprey Point as your wedding ceremony location, check out the facility's availability and apply for an official permit.

Check the Tide Charts

Check all tide reports for the day before venturing out to No Surf Beach or Osprey Point for surfing.

Know Your Limits

Surfers should know their limits before attempting to conquer the waves near Sunset Cliffs. Conditions can be treacherous.

Always Use Marked Trails

Avoid going down to the beach using any unmarked trails from the bluffs. Instead, use the steps located south of No Surf Beach to lessen the chance of falls or an accident.

The beauty and spectacle of these spots along Sunset Cliffs Natural Park are some of the best in the world. Make your way to these incredible places for a truly memorable experience.

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