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“Sweeping Ocean and San Diego Bay views.”

Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Ranked #23 of 390 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Situated near the end of Point Loma peninsula, west and south of the San Diego airport, is a fairly long drive from most tourist sites. It's worth a visit both for the history and views. Further, on the way to the Lighthouse, you pass through a National Monument, a Navy installation, and by an exquisitely maintained--but almost unknown--National Cemetery with thousands of graves neatly arranged and marked with white headstones.

Neither the Old Point Loma Lighthouse nor the various viewing overlooks are far from the parking area, and various explanatory boards give interesting information about the sites and history. Quite often Navy ships pass by on their way to or from one of the San Diego Navy installations in the Bay.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This lighthouse is very unique in that it is in Cabrillo state park. It sits atop the bluff that overlooks San Diego harbor. The house itself is open accept for the top floor. It is a small home that has original furniture and layout as it was in past years. On the grounds beside the house is a building that provides the history and also a small garden. Surrounding the building are trails that can be used so bring comfortable shoes and snacks if you plan to use.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank MJ C
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Even in January it was a warm and beautiful day out by the lighthouse. Not much happening on the ocean side but the harbor was very busy with ships and boats going in and out. There were beautiful views of the harbor, the city and the surrounding area.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

One of my favorite spots, we have been here many times and it never gets old, such a gorgeous spot and the view is incredible from all across the top of Point Loma. I love to go up there, you can see so far that you feel like you are at the edge of the Earth. The view of San Diego it nice with the mountains behind it and the harbor and sail boats make for a great photo graph.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Worth the visit. Great views form the whole park area. Lighthouses always offer so much history and this one does not disappoint. You also get to see some military items from WWII.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Barb P
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