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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-557-5450
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Lighthouse hike and tide pools

The path from the info center to lighthouse breaks off and goes down to the left. It's a simple, turnaround hike and so worth the view of the city and Coronado. Have lunch back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The path from the info center to lighthouse breaks off and goes down to the left. It's a simple, turnaround hike and so worth the view of the city and Coronado. Have lunch back in Loma then return the tide pools. Check the tide charts first.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I grew up just down the street from this site, on Catalina Blvd--it used to be free and very small and not well-preserved. Now NPS charges (worth getting to 62 just to get the lifetime park pass for $10!), but the lighthouse and keeper's cottage are well restored and interesting--even if you cannot climb to the very top any more.... More 

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Tenby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place to visit! Our son-in-law suggested that we might enjoy this as somewhere to escape the hustle and bustle … he was right! We spent the whole day here enjoying both the history and natural environment around the cliffs and the tidal pools. The drive to the Park entrance was quite a sobering experience as it is... More 

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Nice little lighthouse filled with historical items and information. A hilly hike from the parking lot with nice views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful place but it was cold in spite of it being in the middle of summer. Bring a sweater! Great history and beautiful scenerary!

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You don’t see as many lighthouses on the west coast as the east. The lighthouse is gorgeous and easily seen from the trails off Cabrillo National Park. Would have given it five stars if only we could have gotten closer and they offered tours, but it’s gated, because the grounds are now occupied by two military families.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Quick trip to the lighthouse and national monument. Beautiful views of the harbor and ocean. Cool lighthouse with the living quarters.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the hike up to Old Point Loma Lighthouse. We always enjoy seeing lighthouses and we were able to walk around inside and take the stairs up to the top. The panoramic views are so beautiful and you can get some great pictures!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This was a great side trip that we took one afternoon. Our only mistake, we waited too late in the day. It was spectacular. There was a nice breeze and the views are absolutely gorgeous.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The light keeper and his family lived here. While you might expect to see a tower that formerly was a beacon to warn ships at sea of the dangers, more so in bad weather, you will also step into the lives of the dedicated keeper that knew lives at sea depended upon his diligence. Rooms below the light were used... More 

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