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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
Phone Number: +1 619-557-5450
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Magnificent views!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Carlos C
Frankfurt, Germany
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Laredo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 NEW

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!

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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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

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Norco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
Moyock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Point Loma has so many spectacular views, the Lighthouse is just one of them. You can spend hours on the point, walking. Check out the small military museum.

Thank d1deleonrn
Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old point Loma lighthouse is a very interesting example of a working lighthouse and home. The home part seemed a lot more comfortable than I would have imagined it, but the history of this light house and the keeping of it was fascinating. I would never have imagined that keeping the light going each evening would be a full... More 

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