If lighthouses enchant you, then you have to trek to The New Point Loma Lighthouse when you are visiting San Diego. This popular lighthouse is found at the southern tip of the Point Loma peninsula in San Diego. Lit up for the first time in 1891, the New Point Loma Lighthouse replaced the Old or original Point Loma Lighthouse, which is found higher up the cliffside at an elevation of nearly 400 foot. The New Lighthouse is just 88 feet above the sea and at the very tip of Point Loma. Both lighthouses are collectively known as The Lighthouses of Point Loma
These two famous San Diego lighthouses are located in Cabrillo National Monument and are open for visitors from 9 AM to 5 PM daily. The Old Lighthouse, which is dormant, still stands and its refurbished interior is preserved to allow visitors to step back in time. We recommend making your way up the spiral staircase to the top of the Old Lighthouse. To reach these lighthouses, you must visit enter Cabrillo National Monument and make your way to the end of the peninsula.
About Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument, located at 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo at San Diego Bay. This 144 Acre monument and surrounding park offers incredible views of San Diego Harbor and The Pacific Ocean. In addition, to exploring The Lighthouses of Point Loma, Cabrillo National Monument offers a variety of flora and fauna and access to tide pools via several hiking trails that traverse the area.
Access to Cabrillo National Monument is $10 per vehicle, which affords 7 days of access.
Learn more about The Lighthouses of Point Loma here: https://www.nps.gov/cabr/learn/historyculture/the-lighthouses-of-point-loma.htm
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