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Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego

Being over 400 feet above the ocean, the views from Cabrillo are marvelous, overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Diego Bay, Coronado, the airport, and Downtown San Diego to the east. Mexico and several off-shore islands are also visible from this vantage point on a clear day.

Being over 400 feet above the ocean, the views from Cabrillo are marvelous, overlooking the Pacific Ocean to the west and San Diego Bay, Coronado, the airport, and Downtown San Diego to the east. Mexico and several off-shore islands are also visible from this vantage point on a clear day. A short walk from the parking lot is the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, which was built in the 1850s to warn approaching sailors of rocks. However, the location proved poor and a new lighthouse was built closer to ocean, leaving the old lighthouse empty. Today the old lighthouse has been preserved and is open to tour. Each year, on the lighthouse's birthday, the top of the lighthouse is opened for visitors to enjoy the same view that the lighthouse keeper had.


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About Old Point Loma Lighthouse

 Old Point Loma Lighthouse, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Nearby Sights on Map

Cabrillo National Monument

Tidepool Area

A few miles drive from the Visitor Center, down the cliff on the Pacific Ocean side, where visitors can explore a living tide pool ecosystem

Fort Rosecrans

A former WWII military outpost, situated on Point Loma to protect the Naval Base on Coronado from attack by sea

Point Loma

Humphreys Concerts By the Bay

A concert series held every May through October, showcasing some famous entertainers (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jewel, The Moody Blues, Bonnie Raitt) at Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites

Sunset Cliffs

A lovely setting, Sunset Cliffs is an excellent place for sightseeing, picnics, watching sunsets (as the name suggests) or just driving along the rim of the beautiful cliffs along Sunset Cliffs Blvd

Central Beach

Coronado has a splendid beach, made up of beautiful white sand and the crowd is mostly families enjoying the day

Hotel del Coronado

The hotel's architecture is a must-see, with its brightly colored wooden Victorian style exterior and its slightly dated art deco interior

Coronado Museum of History & Art

A small museum operated by the Coronado Historical Association, dedicated to preserving the art, history, and architecture of Coronado

Coronado Playhouse

Where Coronado's community theater group plays