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Old Point Loma Lighthouse - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

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About Old Point Loma Lighthouse

This is a historic lighthouse located on the Point Loma peninsula at the mouth of San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. It is situated in the Cabrillo National Monument. It is no longer in operation as a lighthouse but is open to the public as a museum. Visitors may enter the lighthouse and view parts of the living quarters there


Attractions Near Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument0.23km from Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula. It commemorates the landing of Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. This event marked the first time a European expedition had set foot on what later became the West Coast of the United States.

Shelter Island
Shelter Island4.73km from Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Shelter Island is a neighborhood of Point Loma in San Diego, California. It is actually not an island but is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. The "island" is 1.2 miles long and only a few hundred feet wide. A single street, Shelter Island Drive, runs the length of Shelter Island and also connects it to the mainland via a causeway lined with marine-related businesses.

Coronado Beach
Coronado Beach5.17km from Old Point Loma Lighthouse

A beautiful beach popular with families and couples alike thanks to its miles-long shoreline, clean sands, peaceful atmosphere and idyllic location in the "Crown City. This wide family-friendly beach gets crowded, but it is wide enough that you can find a place to spread out comfortably. Sometimes near the hotel there are elaborate large sand castles to view and photograph – the creators love donations. Get there early to park nearby and secure a good spot on the sand.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park5.28km from Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Sunset Cliffs Park is a 68-acre park that extends 1.5 miles along Point Loma peninsula's western shoreline.The park's topography includes intricately carved coastal bluffs, arches and sea caves. It affords inspiring panoramic ocean views.There are surfing spots below the cliffs. The cliffside trails are popular for walking and for watching the sunset, but are undeveloped and can be dangerous.

Coronado Island
Coronado Island5.95km from Old Point Loma Lighthouse

A resort city in San Diego. Coronado is consistently voted best beach in the U.S. by Dr. Beach. With gentle surf, sparkling wide-sand beaches, charming main street and great hotels, including the famous Hotel del Coronado, this island paradise is perfect for a family vacation or romantic getaway.

Silver Strand
Silver Strand6.64km from Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Silver Strand, is a low, narrow, sandy isthmus or tombolo 7 miles long in San Diego County, California partially within the Silver Strand State Beach. The beach offers many activities including camping, surfing, swimming, body boarding, jet skiing, sailing, water skiing, beach volleyball and fishing.

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California's second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States. San Diego County has more than 70 miles (110 km) of coastline. This forms the most densely populated region of the county.

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