Ocean vistas and dramatic sculpted sandstone cliffs provide a unique backdrop for photography at Sunset Cliffs Regional Park. The 1.5 mile cliffside trail offers opportunities to enjoy expansive ocean views, dramatic cliff formations and caves, as well as a fascinating intertidal area. The dynamic mix of air, land, wildflowers, surfers, birds and the sea offer opportunities to compose your favorite scene.
On the evening of the 26th, there will be a 1.60 low tide at around 4:30. The tide will be coming in during our walk, arriving at a 7 foot high tide at 10pm. The delta should provide some impressive wave action. If the sunset conditions are fogged in, we can offer this meet up again, particularly at a time when sunset and a negative tide coincide.
We’ll meet at the second parking lot after Point Loma Blvd. between Adair and Osprey Streets (See map for the second parking lot.) There is also ample street parking. We’ll walk along the cliffs to Monaco Street, stopping and starting as we stop and shoot. Then, we’ll decide as a group whether to proceed to the end at Ladra Street, all the while scoping out our preferred vista to set up camp and wait for sunset. We may decide to move our cars closer to our set up although I prefer Osprey Point for a sunset shoot. There is more than enough parking to do this.
A few of the landmark areas are Osprey Point (next to the parking lot where we are meeting,) Sandstone Arch, Cormorant Rock, Luscomb Point, Rock Slide and the Ladera Street stair access to the tidepools.
If you are running late, park further up on Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and join us. Wide angle and telephoto lenses are recommended. Bring your tripod in case we get a great sunset.