San Diego has warm, pleasant weather most of the year that is ideal for walking with your dog. Hot summers are usually moderated by cool sea breezes and cooler winters are still relatively mild with temperatures well above freezing. Fog and cloudy days are more common in May and June, especially in this coastal neighborhood, but usually lift later in the day. Use caution when heavy fog is present while walking with your pet as visibility is reduced and vehicles may not be able to see you and your pet.
The area is residential with attractive homes that feature well-landscaped and maintained yards and gardens. Cultivated and ornamental trees are also prevalent in the area. There are sidewalks along the curving streets so you and your pup won't have to share the road with local traffic.
The Pacific coastline is a predominant feature of the neighborhood with surfing spots below the cliffs. Sunset Cliffs is famous for these high bluffs rising above the coastline and amazing views of the sunset over the water. The natural trails and terrain along the cliffs can be treacherous and dangerous, so keep your dog leashed and use extreme caution in the area.
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is located just south of the Sunset Cliffs neighborhood. With 68 acres along the Pacific coast, this park and the trails along the water feature stunning views of the horizon and spectacular sunsets. This greenway is connected to the 640-acre Point Loma Reserve featuring coastal bluffs, arches, and sea caves.
The Sunset Cliffs Coastal Trail extends north through the neighborhood from the park and makes a popular place to walk with your dog. For water-loving Sunset Cliff canines, the Ocean Beach Dog Park is located just to the north of the neighborhood. Although it is almost an hour walk, it is only 10 minutes by vehicle! This beach allows dogs to play off-leash on the sand and in the water. There are also some nearby grassy areas. The dog park is not fenced, so make sure your dog has good off-leash recall and that you clean up after your pet.