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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #17 of 231 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Getting married
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Chilliwack, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Imagine the view, and weather, that the original lighthouse keepers had while posted here. Awesome! This lighthouse is another part of what's at Point Loma, and included in the $5 admission. It's good because you can just wander around the lighthouse and its outbuildings are your own pace. Loads of information about what life was like as the keeper, or... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy coming up here in the evening about an hour before closing. It is usually quiet. I love to walk out to the point and watch the sun go down and looks for migrating whales.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We always like the beautiful it gives of the city of San Diego and surrounding areas. The breeze kept us cool and it was fun to see all the historical items on display. It is amazing what you can see from the tip of Point Loma. Our friends enjoyed the views most of all. Remember it is $5 to park... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Just marvelous views of the surrounding area that you don't get tired of seeing (we went there twice during our visit). Minimal fee for a one of a kind experience.

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MN
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The lighthouse is interesting. The views are spectacular. Bring your binoculars. Bring a telephoto lens for your camera. You can see for miles on a clear day.

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Marietta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the lighthouse and reading the history of the lighthouse itself and the surrounding area.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A great little light house, plus monuments, and tide pools. Well worth the drive, but also look at the scenic drive.

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Austin, Texas
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We took the time to walk up the hill to the lighthouse when we visited the Cabrillo Monument. If you come to see one, you may as well see the other. There are plenty of sign boards along the way explaining the history the lighthouse and the scenery is breathtaking so don't forget the camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Quaint old lighthouse at the top of point Loma, overlooking San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. It was originally built to warn ships of the hazards to navigation aroound the Point, but on foggy days, they could not see the light (it was too high up off the water), so they had to build another lighthouse lower down located... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice display about the Point Loma light. You can take a look inside the lightkeepers cottage and walk out to the point to enjoy the view.

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