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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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San Diego's icon lighthouse

Located in Cabrillo National Monument, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, no longer in operation, has been a San Diego icon since 1855. While in operation, it had the highest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Clearfield, Utah

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it is located at point loma. there is a good view of the sea and the city. the sea breeze was great too!

Thank Benjamint2411
Clearfield, Utah
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36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in Cabrillo National Monument, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, no longer in operation, has been a San Diego icon since 1855. While in operation, it had the highest elevation of any lighthouse in the United States, being on top of a 400-foot cliff, which unfortunately meant that fog and low clouds had often obscured the light from the view... More 

Thank Aki_Sakakibara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very pretty lighthouse and even better view. The day I was there, gorgeous blue skies and a cool breeze. A little bit of a steep walk but with it!

Thank Rachel L
Freeport, New York
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Point Loma Lighthouse is among the best in San Diego County. You can look in all directions and see what Southern California can offer. This lighthouse was a giant of places one would see for many years. There was a time, 1960s, where National Parks were made more user friendly, never mind authenticity. Seeing the error in their ways,... More 

Thank John K
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great place to study nature. We took in the tide pools witch were very interesting, they showed us how the three different levels have such a change.

Thank AnkenyDavey
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting historical sight to visit. It gives you a glimpse into how the lighthouse operators lived and worked. There is the lighthouse, garden, and museum. This is on the grounds of the Cabrillo National Monument. If you plan a visit to the lighthouse you will also have access to several hiking paths, the Cabrillo Monument, Whale... More 

Thank SoCalAdventureSeeker
Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful lighthouse and it is so nice that you can go inside and get a feel for what it was like living there as the lighthouse keeper. Awesome scenery.

Thank Pam D
Waukegan Illinois
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64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic light house will not disapoint you. You can tour the light house and see how it functioned during its active days. The rooms show authentic furniture, clothing and the way of life of the time. The coastline trail was photo perfect and manageable. The WWII bunkers hold alot history and you are able to tour them from the... More 

Thank Sal C
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was something else, you could roam around the lighthouse, plenty of parking and an extremely scenic view. Even nice just to go for a walk.

Thank Vivien K
Lake Arrowhead, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lighthouses continue even today to be essential to navigators even in an era of high tech. This one is no longer in use, but the monument itself and its history story boards make it a great destination and a worthwhile experience.

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