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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Point Loma, San Diego, CA
+1 619-557-5450
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Point Loma, San Diego, CA
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed visiting this old lighthouse, learning the history of it, and enjoying the views from high up on Point Loma. In addition, there are remnants WWII fortifications and a very interesting exhibit explaining the importance of Point Loma in WWII. This is part of...More

Thank JAMA293
Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding way to spend a few hours learning about San Diego's lighthouse history. This is a low key attraction with outstanding instructional opportunities and remarkable views of the harbor, the city, the airport and the naval facility. A little bit of climbing but very interesting...More

Thank mudhens28
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views of San Diego, Halsey Field and the ocean. Lots of history of the area from the founding of San Diego to modern times.

Thank EphemeralDiver
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to take children and let them enjoy the outdoors. Lovely walking trails. Part of the Cabrillo Monument Park.

Thank 15ann250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is especially suited for people who can walk easily on steep trails and paths. However, the view from just the light house and the overlooks it well worth the drive and these areas are easily accessed and even for handicap. Free parking and...More

Thank pattischmidt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated near the end of Point Loma peninsula, west and south of the San Diego airport, is a fairly long drive from most tourist sites. It's worth a visit both for the history and views. Further, on the way to the Lighthouse, you pass through...More

1  Thank RetColAF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lighthouse is very unique in that it is in Cabrillo state park. It sits atop the bluff that overlooks San Diego harbor. The house itself is open accept for the top floor. It is a small home that has original furniture and layout as...More

Thank MJ C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even in January it was a warm and beautiful day out by the lighthouse. Not much happening on the ocean side but the harbor was very busy with ships and boats going in and out. There were beautiful views of the harbor, the city and...More

Thank slickLosAngeles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite spots, we have been here many times and it never gets old, such a gorgeous spot and the view is incredible from all across the top of Point Loma. I love to go up there, you can see so far that...More

Thank Cindi K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the visit. Great views form the whole park area. Lighthouses always offer so much history and this one does not disappoint. You also get to see some military items from WWII.

Thank Barb P
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5 January 2017|
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Response from Denise C | Reviewed this property |
You pay a fee to get into the Carrillo National Monument Park. I think it was like $10. But once you're past the gate then everything else is free. There is no additional fee to go into the lighthouse, or the visitor center... More