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Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Address: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Amazing views

The history of the lighthouse is interesting to learn about, but nothing beats the views from the area around the lighthouse. Ocean for miles!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The history of the lighthouse is interesting to learn about, but nothing beats the views from the area around the lighthouse. Ocean for miles!

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved every aspect of this monument. The history, the view, the architecture! I learned a lot about lighthouses in general as well as the local history.

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Culleoka, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always take time to visit the Lighthouse and the tide pools while in SanDiego. My kids are over 18 and I still worry about them slipping off the edge into to ocean. This is a great place to bring your kids for pictures and family memories. We always start at the pools below and then explore the lighthouse, museum,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit specially if you love light houses. To my surprise the light house I quite small. It great to visit specially since you get a great view of the ocean!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved walking along beach and seeing view. Interesting history on the area, light house and views of San Diego.

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth the stop. The Lighthouse is ONLY open for tours, 3 days out of the year. It was our lucky day as we arrived on one of the 3 days. If I remember correctly its (1) the Anniversary of the lighting and (2) extinguishing of the lighthouse. (3) Also the Anniversary of the National Parks. Views are breathtaking !!!

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just one of many features on a beautiful walk along the coast. Obviously provides a vantage point to view the ocean but otherwise nothing special to report.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We have seen a number of lighthouses in our travels. The usually do offer great views, since being seen and seeing is part of their purpose. The historical info and other visitor information was good.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place. Very Pretty location. You can walk around beyond the lighthouse and discover the area.

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I guess unless you're a hardcore lighthouse fan, it seems to be pretty ordinary. The lighthouse is pretty small. It does have well preserved living area and some exposition about its history but I wouldn't say it's worth a trip.

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