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About Old Point Loma Lighthouse in San Diego, California

Point Loma seems somehow tucked away from the main portion of the City of San Diego. High atop a hill overlooking the San Diego Bay you can see everything. It’s no wonder that this spot was chosen to build Point Loma Light House. The Old Point Loma Light was one of the original eight West Coast lighthouses, built in 1855 in the Cape Cod style that was used for all of them. The forty foot tower rises from the center of the keeper’s house and was originally fitted with a third-order fresnel lens. In clear weather its light was visible at sea for 25 miles. This old lighthouse is open daily to visitors in Cabrillo National Monument. Climb the spiral staircase to the top to see the view the lighthouse keepers enjoyed. A new lighthouse has been built below to the south. It is visible, but not open to visitors as it is an active light on U.S. Coast Guard property.

Address
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, CA 92106
Phone
(619) 557-5450
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Coronado, US
2:44 pm, June 19, 2024
temperature icon 71°F
L: 61° H: 71°
Feels like 70.68 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 5 m/s
UV Index: 7.36
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:41 am
Sunset: 7:59 pm
Humidity 70 %
Pressure1012 mb
Wind 5 m/s

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