Point Loma is a seaside community within the city of San Diego, California. Geographically it is a hilly peninsula that is bordered on the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, the east by the San Diego Bay and Old Town, and the north by the San Diego River. Together with the Silver Strand / Coronado peninsula, the Point Loma peninsula defines San Diego Bay and separates it from the Pacific Ocean. The term "Point Loma" is used to describe both the neighborhood and the peninsula.
Point Loma has an estimated population of 47,981 (including Ocean Beach), according to the 2010 Census. The Peninsula Planning Area, which includes most of Point Loma, comprises approximately 4,400 acres (1,800 ha).
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Michael Smith | Jan 17, 2018
The most beautiful scenic views of the entire area: can see south to Mexico and the entirety of downtown, but they don't compare to the beauty westward, especially during whale migration season. Easily in the top 10 most beautiful places in the world that are overlooked. Love to hike here (watch out for snakes! ) and sit and watch the ships come in.
Deval Patel | Feb 22, 2018
It was great experience. Take your time atleat 2 hours. If with child take some kind of winter proffing with you for them. It's mostly windy. But if that do not bother you it's great spot to visit. Entry is $15 fyi
Wonil Chung | Dec 11, 2017
Nice view of the city and the waters from above! $10 for a private car. Closes at 5pm so cant see the full sunset. Go to the nearby sunset cliff for the sunset.
Jay Delos Reyes Jr. | Mar 3, 2018
Great place to visit with the family, the view of the ocean is beautiful and even have some trains to hike.
Itai Adler | Feb 12, 2018
Beautiful panoramic view. Best not to go on weekends.
Carolina Prieto Muñiz | Apr 3, 2018
Old lighthouse which can be visited, beware some areas of the lighthouse are not always opened to the public. It also has a small exhibit of lighthouse objects and a description of the life in the lighthouse. Great view of the ocean, if course. If you are able to, and the day you go is opened to the public, visit the WWII bunker nearby, it is amazing.
Masha Finley | Mar 8, 2018
I thought it was a great experience! Beautiful place and so many things to see. I loved learning how the lighthouse was set up, and seeling how they lived over a 100 years ago and all these little things they used. I thought it was very neat. I had a great time!
patricia wessant | Mar 16, 2018
This place is so beautiful and filled with history. Highly recommend everyone visit.
Ravi Kant Sharma | May 2, 2018
A beautiful spot and unique combination of history, culture and modern tourism. Very professionally managed, neat and clean place. Buses are available to and from this site every half an hour, after spending almost two hours at this combo of National monument and light house 🏠. Nice picturesque place for 🎥 crazy Drinking Water, rest room and snacks vending machine available. Parking is free and abundant: Have fun
Monica De Loera | Apr 20, 2018
This place has one of the prettiest views I have ever seen. I spent around 2 hours here exploring before we headed for downtown San Diego. If you like looking at planes and boats this is the place to be. If you want to see the monument just follow the road all the way until the end. There will be parking to your left.
Terra Mahre | May 5, 2018
The view from here is breathtaking. Such a nice site to hike. The tide pools are lovely and you will see it all, from planes to ships to sea lions. Stop down at the harbor fish house to finish your day. It is only 10 minutes outside the park.
Frank Verduin | Apr 27, 2018
Nice lighthouse with some historical information. More amazingly according to me is the view over the bay. Parking was very easy with the many spots available. Keep in mind you need to pay entrance to get her. An annual NPS card will do
Shaun Doyle | Apr 21, 2018
this was a cool lighthouse, can tour inside and out. lots of trails and hiking areas around, plus the backside of this, ocean side, has tide pools and other areas. I recommend staying here for sunset, seriously.
Angie Papple Johnston | May 28, 2018
Excellent place to spend the morning (go early, before it gets crowded). The walks to each attraction are easy, not strenuous if you're in moderate shape. Bring binoculars; there are 50¢ binoculars at the top, but you can bring your own. You can also ask to borrow a pair at the visitor's center. If you have children, ask about the Junior Ranger Program. It's fairly easy for small kids to do the one-page activity (mine is six weeks did fine).
diksha narahari | May 31, 2018
Its a national park with quiet places around. It is surrounded by water on 3 sides and with city views on the fourth. I would definitely go there and watch the views of the almost southern most point from continental US.
Michael Yentsch | Jul 2, 2018
Amazing views of San Diego! Fun to take the family for a day trip. If you have kids, definitely talk to the park rangers about getting your kids signed up to be a junior ranger. The program gets your kids interested in everything Point Loma has to offer. They get a cool badge when they complete the program. Takes about two to three hours to complete. On the weekends in the winter and spring they do some military reenactments and have great whale watching through the military lookouts.
Frances Camille | Jul 2, 2018
Great place to visit! Nice view to the city. Be prepared to pay for parking, or even to walk into the park will cost you. They have a nice trail leading up to the lighthouse. Just a heads up it's a little incline trail. The parking fee also gives you access to the Cabrillo monument. Which was also nice. They have put a lot of effort into the research of the past
Steven Page | Jul 3, 2018
We have been to Point Loma every time we visit San Diego. The historical info is great and the views are amazing. Also a cool place (temperature wise) to go in the summer. Also, if you have the time drive down to the tide pools. Worth the visit.
Ed Krause | Jul 21, 2018
A really neat look into the history of an extremely important piece of maritime technology. I used to have an obsession with lighthouses as a child. This was my first time inside one and I think it may have brought back some of that interest. Seeing how the people loved taking care of this light house was fascinating and the seeing the inside of a light house was really neat. All while visiting the light house we all checked out the tide pools in the same area. Don't leave the main exit where you paid there is road that goes downhill near it though that takes you down to the tide pools this is another neat part of the visit. There light house was very neat to see.
Jeff Dur | Jul 31, 2018
I think this is is one of the must-go spots in San Diego. It has great views of all around. Monuments are worth visiting for sure. The entrance fee/ticket was $15 which is valid for 7 days. Many places to see once you get in but I dont think you would need more than a day to spend here. Walking some distances will be needed between attractions. Overall I enjoyed my trip to this spot.
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