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Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: +1 619-557-5450
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Perfect, safe spot to take city view photos and learn some interesting facts. The lighthouse is the coolest. It has nicely preserved historical items. Be sure to wear walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect, safe spot to take city view photos and learn some interesting facts. The lighthouse is the coolest. It has nicely preserved historical items. Be sure to wear walking shoes! There is a fee for vehicles to park, city bus goes there, or you could ride a bike.

Thank Sbwy4moe
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is part of Cabrillo National Monument which is a very busy place. The lighthouse looks large from outside but they don't let you go into the rooms so it is quite cramped. The building, such as they let you walk through, is probably a comfortable fit for about 12 people. The small building in back has more history and... More 

Thank kedalion1
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is really small and you can learn about lighthouse technology and also how the keeper and his family lived. However, the really outstanding feature is the panoramic view of the Pacific (south and west) and of the San Diego skyline.

Thank Carlos C
Laredo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved visiting the lighthouse. So much history and being able to go up inside and see how the lighthouse keeper and his family lived many years ago was very interesting. Exploring the little garden that the current groundskeepers plant was also very exciting to me because I love vegetable gardens. The views from the lighthouse are also very spectacular.... More 

Thank Shacheb75
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the Point Loma Base, and you'll find lots of hidden treasures, of course excluding the lighthouse.

Thank Vlad V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Panoramic views of the harbor and westernmost coast. Plenty of room to roam with kiddos/visitors or alone. WONDERFULLY kept grounds and structures. Well worth it!

Thank readingteach
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love photographing lighthouses and visited this one. It is not that photogenic but is still worth a visit. Its location is great and the surrounding areas are worth a visit.

Thank EnjoysTravelling_007
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like lighthouse this one is cool for its views of the coast line, very easy to get to and great views

Thank EricGrossman
Norco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend this tourist spot to everyone. This is a great place to spend the day. It is part of a bigger plan. Stop at the Visitors center. Look out over the bay and take pictures of San Diego, then walk over to the statue and hopefully see some Military boat coming and going. Then walk up to the light house.... More 

Thank clamdiger2
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the best view in San Diego. Be sure to go on a clear day. The light house is decorated in the style of the 19th century and is very informative about the life and life style of the 19th century light keepers. A previous visit to Old Town will give you an idea of how far the children... More 

Thank Lynn J

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