Favorite View of San Diego


I never tire of this magnificent view of downtown San Diego from across the bay at Cabrillo National Monument.

New Point Loma Lighthouse


In a previous post I featured the “old” Point Loma Lighthouse and now am highlighting the “new” one.  Built down at sea level to better avoid the fog and low clouds, this lighthouse began operation on March 23, 1891.  What a gorgeous combination of green grass, palm trees, beautiful ocean and white buildings.

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Old Point Loma Lighthouse


The “old” Point Loma lighthouse was active from November 15, 1855 until March 23, 1891 (36 years),  warning ships entering San Diego Bay.  However, its location high atop Point Loma resulted in its beam often being obscured by fog and clouds such that a “new” lighthouse was built down at sea level.  The old lighthouse has been restored and offers great displays including a five-foot tall 3rd order Fresnel lens, the best available at that time.

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Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo


This beautiful statue and coastal view is in Cabrillo National Monument near where Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in 1542 as the first European to set foot on the west coast of the United States.

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San Diego Skyline from Point Loma


Point Loma/Cabrillo National Monument offers some great views of downtown San Diego as you look back across San Diego Bay, but the pilots of these two sailboats have an even better view.

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Point Loma Coastal Tidepool Trail


Point Loma was the landing site for the first European expedition to come ashore in present-day California.  The tidal pools are located within Cabrillo National Monument, which boasts a nice visitor center, lighthouse, hiking trails, and fantastic views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean.

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