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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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Just beautiful!! Very interesting, lots of history to learn here. Well kept, clean facitilites. Incredible views and sightings of wildlife. Easy hike trails. Free entry with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just beautiful!! Very interesting, lots of history to learn here. Well kept, clean facitilites. Incredible views and sightings of wildlife. Easy hike trails. Free entry with only a $5 parking fee. Well worth the trip!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A real treasure! If you have the time to go and see the Point Loma lighthouse - do! A must for history buffs!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It's a little out of the way, but worth it. It's part of Cabrillo National Monument, and there's enough to do here that you could make a day of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I love lighthouses of all kinds. This little lighthouse was quaint. It had nice walkways around where you could look down onto the ocean. I drove down to the tidepools.. Lots of hiking and beautiful scenery. Breathtaking. This is definitely a place you want to visit in San Diego.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I love this lighthouse. The tidal pools are fun, the views are breathtaking and the lighthouse history is tremendous. Make sure you take the stairs to the top for even more outstanding views.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Situated at the end of Cabrillo National Monument, the Point Loma Lighthouse provides many details of 19th and early 20th century lighthouse capabilities. There is a lens and instructional plaques to learn about the technology used as well as the ability to go in and walk up spiral staircase to the upper levels of the lighthouse itself. Along the way,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Visit the tide pools here. They rock. Check the tide schedule. We went late in the afternoon and it was a good time to go. Make sure you and your kid(s) wear clothing that you don't mind getting wet and be sure to wear water shoes.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Take a camera and comfortable shoes. This vantage point is the best of San Diego. Visit between August and September for the bluest skies and the best photo opportunities. Only $5.00 to get into the park and you're sitting on the best view overlooking San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

In one direction is the ocean. In the other is downtown San Diego, San Diego Bay and Coronado Island. One can see for miles. This is a great place to walk around and to get a bird's eye view of the area. Charming lighthouse. Highly recommend.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've visited many lighthouses and this one is very nice. There are displays to show how the lighthouse keeper and his family lived in their day - period furniture and kitchen, for example. Good explanation of how the fresnel lens works and why it's a bear to clean. Reminded me of the book, "A Light Between Oceans."

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Address: Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-557-5450
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego

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