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Point Loma, San Diego

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Geologic Formation Historic Walking Area
With stunning views, historic sights, warm beaches, and a welcoming community, Point Loma is a gem of the West Coast. This hilly peninsula covers 1,800 hectares (4,400 acres), and offers opportunities for hiking, swimming, and surfing. Explore some of the famous landmarks, such as the iconic lighthouse and the national cemetery. The Cabrillo National Monument marks the long history of the peninsula, celebrating the first European mission that landed on America’s Pacific coast. The west side houses the Sunset Cliffs, a geological formation that contains dinosaur fossils. Take care while exploring the cliffs, especially on windy days, as they might be wet and unstable. Use our San Diego vacation builder to arrange your visit to Point Loma and other attractions in San Diego.
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  • My boyfriend wanted me make sure that I did not miss this attraction. One of his favourite points in San Diego. Words can't describe the view of everything it had to offer. Truly breathtaking! A must ...  more »
  • Point Loma is located in Carrillo National Monument, there is a $10 per car entrance fee that is good for 7 days. We visited the monument and the exhibits up above then drove to a hiking trail that to...  more »
  • Fee for entry to the park unless you have a pass. Wide ranging views and you can even see down to Tijuana. Small museum explaining the history of discovery of the area which was enlightening. Strong c...  more »

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