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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #16 of 237 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Activities: Getting married
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Free to explore this lighthouse replaced by point loma lighthouse due to fog conditions that made it difficult for mariners to see. Old and historic and worth the visit because it sits atop a hill overlooking the spectacular San Diego harbor.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Caught three buses from Mission Beach to Point Loma, well worth effort. Stunning views and plenty of US Navy and Airforce coming's and going's to keep you on your toes. Take binoculars and sunscreen and enjoy.

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Pasadena, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We climbed the narrow stairs up to the top to peek into the lives of those who lived in this lighthouse many years ago. What a lonely life it must of been for the family whose residence it was. The view from it is spectacular. The day we visited was windy and cool with a fine mist in the air.... More

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Also one of the best stops for children and adults of all ages. There are several steps to climb to get to the top of the light house, but it is worth every step. You are able to tour the light house, and even the light house keepers living quarters.

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South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. If you do go, the park entry fee is valid for a week. There is lots to do and see, walking trails, bike trails, tide pools and amazing views.

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Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We didn't go inside, as it was quite hopping that day and we were more interested in being in the open air. The view is just lovely. San Diego rarely disappoints!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is the first lighthouse I have ever been inside so it was neat to see the old living quarters. There is also a small exhibit on lighthouse living and technology/history.

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Magnificent views, SoCal history, tidal pool hike, Naval vessels and ships, North Island Naval Air Station, view of downtown San Diego and Coronado, all the way to Mexico! If you have a national parks pass, parking is free, otherwise $5. One minor warning is that cell phones may ping of Mexican towers possibly resulting in international cell phone data charges.

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The lighthouse is part of a National Park Service historical site. It has a nice video describing the discovery of San Diego by Cabrillo. The view to the west is the Pacific and the view to the east is San Diego harbor and its surroundings. It is breath taking.

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Plymouth wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great history. Outstanding views. Easy for people with mobility issues. It was a windy day but beautiful

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