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Reviewed March 12, 2019

This is one of the few opportunities on the West Coast to actually go inside a light house. Be sure to go next door as well. There is so much history and so much to learn. Exhibits are very well done. Location/views are amazing. Even young children can appreciate the exhibits. Stairwell inside is tight spiral. If you don't like tight spaces it may not be for you. But surrounding area is awesome. One of my favorite places.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful old lighthouse with amazing views of bay and Pacific. It is been keep in great shape and very well maintained. There is so much to do around the lighthouse and Cabrillo National Monument. A great place for families and those who appreciate history and excellent views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mark V
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

The self-guided tour gives a true experience of how the keepers and their families lived. The stairs are very narrow and the quarters small but visitors were all courteous and it worked. (Admit that we were there on a Monday in February when their would not have been as many visitors.)

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Went to see the lighthouse and cabrillo monument . Interesting history combining the explorer, lighthouse and ww2 defence history. It cost 20 dollars with vehicle but worth it. Short climb to lighthouse and great view of the city and harbour. Saw several naval ships coming and going and a number of sailboats. If you have a few days make sure you save a few hours to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

This lighthouse is on the tip of Point Loma which juts into the ocean and overlooks the entrance to San Diego Bay. The lighthouse is interesting and well preserved on it's own. However the views from this area area amazing. You can see out to islands in the oceans, Mexico to the south, and the whole coastline to the north. However the closer view to the south is truly specatacular. The entire city of San Diego is here. Right below across the channel is a very active Naval Air Station North Island. The entrance channel to San Diego is completely visible. There are many sailboats, tour boats, and an occasional freighter. Here also is where the major Navy ships enter and exit including destroyers, cruisers, aircraft carriers, and submarines. I recommend visiting on Fridays when the Navy frequently brings ships from local traing in the ocean back to base for the weekend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steve K
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