Point Loma
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A lookout point above San Diego Bay and home of the Cabrillo monument.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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jo blow fishing
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Seemed like only 3 hours of fishing for a 12 hour trip kinda pointless to pay so much for a bad experience . checked with other friends who booked on other charters and they had no problem getting their limits. really felt ripped off
Written September 6, 2020
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tLynn18
Boise, ID117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This point has one road that takes you out and ends at the Cabrillo National Monument. You also pass through the Rosecrans National Cemetery which is worth stopping and seeing. At the National Monument there are maps that show you what you are seeing as you look out across the bay. It isn't a far drive out of San Diego and definately worth doing.
Written March 21, 2020
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Steve K
Hyde Park, NY68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Beautiful views of San Diego bay and downtown San Diego, along with views of the Pacific. The museum is also a nice place to learn about the history of San Diego. You can also drive down to the shoreline to explore tide pools.
Written May 20, 2023
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CDV1125
San Diego, CA62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I am a native Point Loman who has had an annual pass to Cabrillo Monument for many many years. The views on the peninsula are so striking! To the southwest, one sees the sparkling ocean, and to the east, downtown, Coronado, and San Diego Bay. I highly recommend any trip to PL, especially on a clear clear day!
Written November 26, 2022
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Explorer801291
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Terrible unless you’re driving in. We were visiting and staying downtown so Uber everywhere. If you’re not driving in, I would not go. You get it at the top of the mountain and have to walk down along 2 Lane Rd. to get down to either of the trails. No bike or walking lane, dangerous honestly, and just car exhaust all the way down. They know it and they’re working on a trail that you can take down, but until then it’s not worth it if you’re walking the whole experience.
Written June 12, 2023
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elm7501
Saint Louis, MO173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Point Loma offers a great view of the entire San Diego coast! You can watch all the military ships and aircraft as well as personal boats. There is also a 2 mile hike that goes down to sea level which gets you below the haze at the top. It is also the home to the Cabrillo National monument (so you can use your Nat'l park pass to enter!). We were not able to enter the lighthouse because we did not have masks with us which was definitely a disappointment.
Written August 2, 2021
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LOMrsPlatz
Oregon15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Stunning views. History. Lighthouse. Beautiful walks in nature. What more could you want? Just double or triple the time you think you'll want to spend. Guarantee you'll want to stay longer.
Written February 15, 2020
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Kenneth F
Huddersfield, UK196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I enjoyed a fantastic couple of hours here and would have stayed far longer if there had been dining options other than a vending machine with snacks in it. Choose a clear day and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of San Diego and the surrounding areas. There is so much to see and do here along with a very informative visitor centre with helpful and knowledgeable staff. My chances of visiting here again are minimal but if I was in the area I would, without hesitation, head for this iconic place that sits high on my list of favourite venues in the whole of the USA. I just wish there was a restaurant here.
Written March 26, 2023
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WalnutBaron
Sacramento, CA179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Point Loma is a beautiful place with lots to see just minutes from downtown San Diego. We enjoyed the commanding view of the Naval station and watching the fighter jets and transport planes taking off and landing. We enjoyed seeing the tidepools and the beautiful wildlife there. We enjoyed the old lighthouse and the brief tour available there. And we enjoyed Cabrillo Point where the 16th century explorer first landed.

All in all, it's a wonderful spot to spend at least a few hours if not an entire day.
Written October 19, 2020
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Michael Bethel, Jr
San Diego, CA44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Point Loma is not a place to take a vacation to (unless you have family there). The traffic is horrible, but has some nice things to do, and Point Loma has some inappropriate businesses. In all Point Loma can use some work, but has some great stuff also.
Written March 10, 2023
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