Point Loma, CA

Location: Point Loma is a secluded, primarily residential community of San Diego, located on a peninsula with the same name. (Map)

 

On the San Diego Bay side is the retail district, Shelter Island, a harbor and several marinas. On the ocean side are Sunset Cliffs with picturesque views and residential neighborhoods. The Navy occupies parts of the peninsula. The Cabrillo National Monument and Old Point Loma Lighthouse reside near the tip of Point Loma, with spectacular views of both the bay and ocean. Point Loma Tide Pools has the best tide pooling in San Diego County.

Beaches

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Beaches
Isolated, secluded sandy beaches hidden below cliffs.

Attractions

SHORELINE PARKS

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
A 68-acre scenic natural park composed of rugged cliffs along Point Loma's coast.

 

TIDE POOLS

Point Loma Tide Pools
Largest tide pools in the county, located at the foot of Sunset Cliffs, near the new lighthouse.

 

LANDMARKS / HISTORIC PLACES

Cabrillo National Monument
Commemorates explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's first landing at San Diego Bay on Sept. 28, 1542.

 

Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Helped guide ships in and out of the harbor from 1855 to 1891. Original lighthouse and quarters on display.

 

Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Impressive rows of white headstones are lined up on both sides of the street, with San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean as backdrops.

 

SHOPPING AREAS

Liberty Station
A new masterplanned community with residential, retail, commericial, dining, entertainment, recreation, schools, and and waterfront promenade.

 

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

Point Loma Nazarene University
A nonprofit, private Christian University that overlooks the ocean.

Places

Shelter Island
Nice park with great bay views. Resorts, marinas, and dining. Art show on weekends in lawn circle.

Events

Point Loma Summer Concerts
July - August
Swing, big band, jazz, Motown, blues, tropical rock ensemble, jam rock, classic rock, and more.