Best places to set up for sunset in San Diego County

If you’re in the San Diego area, one thing you definitely do not want to miss is a breathtaking sunset. San Diego, also known as the finest city, is known for its gorgeous scenery and quality of life. I’ve lived in San Diego my whole life and can vouch for the city when I say that it is the perfect place to visit. I love mentioning that I live where most people vacation, but even if you are visiting for a few days I want you to take the most amazing views in the city where you can sit back and enjoy that golden hour.

If you head up to North County, Encinitas is the place to grab a seat for sunset, specifically at Moonlight State Beach. Encinitas is known as a surf break and if you are lucky enough to stay around this area, you will see surfers also chilling on their boards enjoying the honey hues made by the sun. The scenery is so amazing that I have made the drive up countless times this month just to enjoy that perfect sunset.
Scripps Beach in La Jolla is also a great location to kick back and enjoy a sunset. Caroline’s Seaside Cafe is a cute little restaurant that hovers over this beach. Here you can dine next to the sea, hear some waves crash, enjoy a delicious meal, and patiently wait for sundown. Such a recommended spot especially when you want to meet up with friends for late lunch.
The La Jolla Cove is a classic. When you ask people if they have visited San Diego, the usual response is that they love La Jolla. It’s no news that La Jolla has some of the best dining, shopping and touristy experiences in San Diego. However, when you lay down your 5 o’clock sunset faves, setting up camp near the La Jolla Cove will give you some of the most amazing color filled sunsets in the city. It is a wow-worthy place to enjoy sundown.
Sunset Cliffs in San Diego is one of those places that you see in the movies when you talk about California. You know, the typical mansions that overlook the sea with a mixture of the rusticity of the rocks and the waves crashing into the cliffs creating a misty and fresh breeze? Yep. that’s it. I love heading to Sunset Cliffs in Point Loma to unwind when days are a little tough — but here you will experience some of the most jaw dropping views. It seriously feels like you are in a movie, during summer, enjoying California.
The sunset is something that we experience on a daily basis. I love to give myself a little time to myself and experience it as often as I can. Of course, there will be times when I will nort be able to take a step back and enjoy the sunset — for example there are times that I am driving down the freeway and see those cotton candy skies and it breaks my heart that I’m not at any of the destinations mentioned above. Of course you still enjoy the colors, but a sunset is much more memorable when the entire ambiance fits to perfection. Where is your favorite place to watch the sunset in San Diego ?

xx Gina
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