Driving to New Break / Nubes
Nubes is just south of Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. It’s in Point Loma and on the way to Cabrillo National Monument. You need to park on the Point Loma Nazarene College campus, so make sure to put that destination in your GPS if you’re using a navigation app.
If you’re traveling on I-5, look for exit 20 on I-8 going west. From there, turn left onto Sunset Cliff Blvd. After a mile, you’ll see Narragansett Ave. Turn left and go six blocks to Catalina Blvd. Follow Catalina Blvd south approximately 1.5 miles and turn right when you see Lomaland Drive and Point Loma Nazarene University.
Parking & Getting to Nubes Surf Break
Reaching New Break Beach doesn’t take long from the campus’s main parking lot, but there are many twists and turns, so you’re in for an energetic adventure. From the main parking lot, walk downhill to a second parking lot and look for the trail leading to the edge of the nearby bluff. This path takes you to the southern edge of Garbage Beach.
Depending on the tide, you can either walk south from Garbage Beach or look for a closer access point to Nubes. From the top of the path, you can walk along Lomaland Drive until you come to a gate on your right-hand side. This takes you to a small parking lot near Young Hall. No parking is allowed here, but New Break Beach is directly below the lot.
Always be careful when descending to the beach. The access points are steep and the sandstone rock can be unstable. If you see other surfers or college students, it’s a great idea to ask for the safest path down. Sometimes this means using a knotted rope and other times you just need to climb down slowly.