Hidden Cave in Sunset Cliffs – San Diego, Ca

There is an open ceiling cave, openly hidden in Sunset Cliffs and it’s an absolutely amazing view. Its such a fascinating sight it’s hard to believe that it’s so close and accessible to everyone. Due to the fairly difficult access there is not normally a lot of people here. On a contradictory level, when there are people here .. there is ALOT (mostly photographers) and it’s difficult to get a photo without anyone else in it. I’m going to give you a few tips on how and when you should check it out.


• Do not attempt to access cave unless there is a negative tide.

• Tide chart here

• Be prepared to get wet (at least to the knees)

• Slippery ! So wear some sort of boot you don’t mind getting wet. (Keep camera in bag until you reach cave)

I went around 1:00pm and the tide was low enough for me to traverse to the entrance (I still managed to soak my boots though).

Where is it?

Enter “Luscombs Point” into your GPS and let your smartphone lead the way. You’re going take sunset cliffs blvd all the way to the cliffs. You will see a circular fence keeping anyone from falling in. That is where you will climb down to the lowest point on the rocks (you will probably see surfers entering here).

You will see the slope decline where the arrow is above. Climb down to the edge of the rocks

Make your way around the corner (be careful because it’s slippery)

Traverse around one more corner until you reach the beach area (you will get knee deep). Entrance is where the arrow is marked.

The entrance.


Once you make it to the cave, enjoy and take pictures. Just keep in mind how long you’re there because the tide will not stay low and you do not want to get trapped down there. Have fun !

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