By Nathan Max / SignOnSanDiego / January 31, 2011
SUNSET CLIFFS — It would be difficult to find a more romantic setting to get married. Ocean waves crash against the rocks directly below a white, picket fence. A concrete back patio overlooks the water. There is a panoramic view that goes on for miles on a clear day.
It is all part of the wedding package at the Inn at Sunset Cliffs, a tiny hotel on the San Diego coast. There’s just one problem, according to an environmental group. The terrace, they say, was illegally built on a sea wall that is public property. Now, the issue is going to court.
Encouraged by local residents and surfers, the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation has filed suit in San Diego County Superior Court against the hotel. The lawsuit is still in its initial stages and a trial date has not been set, according to Rory Wicks, an attorney representing the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation.
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