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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #16 of 231 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Getting married
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Yorba Linda, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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44 helpful votes 44 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Above the information center this lighthouse was build in the 1800's but only used for a short time as it was much to high and the ships just hit the rocks below. A new lighthouse was built and is in uses but not available for tours. Drive down the hill to the right after you go through the ranger booth,... More

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Redlands, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed the drive/walk around the Old Point Loma Lighthouse for a short excursion before leaving the area. The views alone are worth the price of admission! It was only $5 per car. Spectacular vistas on all sides of the lighthouse. I highly recommend this well-kept secret to anyone on a nice day. Great for getting outside, enjoying the view,... More

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Willowick, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice little lighthouse. The views from here are amazing. Make sure you go on a clear day. They have a visitors center which is nice, just make sure you go before they close. Not sure, but I think it is around 5:00pm. There is also a main gate that you have to pay, its not much.

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