Point Loma Lighthouse

This past Labor Day, we didn’t really have any big plans and wanted to avoid the crowds at the obvious locations like the beach, Sea World, zoo, etc… so we decided to play tourist again and check out another San Diego attraction that we had not yet been to.  A while back there was a documentary on the Point Loma lighthouse on TV and we caught maybe the last 3 minutes of it and decided that would be our next destination.

When we arrived, we looked around the visitors center and ended up on the back patio that has gorgeous views of the San Diego skyline.  Unfortunately, we were there in the morning and the marine layer had not cleared out yet, if you squint and look really closely, you can see some of the downtown buildings and the Coronado Bridge in the background.

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Then we walked up the hill to the lighthouse

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When we got to the top, we looked around the little museum that explained the history and how the lighthouse works.
















Jacob’s favorite part was the buttons you can push to turn the lights off and on, we could have left him there for hours…

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Inside the lighthouse there was a (narrow) staircase to climb to get to the top.

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We walked around taking in the amazing views, we saw some pretty buildings down below that we later found out belong to the Coast Guard, not sure if it is some kind of living quarters for the VIPs, it looks like a vacation retreat if you ask me!


Just to the right of the above picture were some tide pools.  When Jacob is older we will be coming back here to explore those!

When driving to/from the lighthouse you drive through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.  On our way in, I told Justin we would be stopping on our way out so I could take some pictures.  It is a beautiful way to remember those who have fought for our country, and the the views are just breathtaking.

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This is really high up on our list of favorite places to visit in San Diego!

2 thoughts on “Point Loma Lighthouse

  1. Thank you! You took Jacob for a wonderful learning and spiritual experience — Whether he knows it or not 🙂
    Btw–the photo of Jacob and Justin on the spiral staircase is submission quality

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