Point Loma is a great place to go as the sun goes down. Point Loma is located at the very end of San Diego Bay at the Cabrillo National Momument. From this point, you can see both a great cityscape of San Diego and out to sea.
The site is the location of the first landing of the Spanish and it has a historical center there with guides in many languages, a gift shop, a small military museum about the Bay during WW2, a area talking about whale watching, a trail to drive along the bay which ends in the area where you can walk in tidepools, and a small museum about the Spanish Landing.
This is also a great place to watch the Naval Fleet come in....it is impressive to watch them have a Huge aircraft carrier make it's way into the Bay.
The area costs $5.00 for entry but the pass is good for 7 days.
Point Loma, San Diego - just outside of San Diego on the water (as you can see from the photo). This is just a beautifully scenic area, as is much of the California coastline.
The rocks make for great hiking and during the sunset it's a simply magnificent view.
More photos available at:
A great place to relax and get away from any crowds is to head out to Point Loma. During the day, you can drive out to the tip of Point Loma, where there is a picturesque light house and during low tide, tide pools with all kinds of cool little sea life. You have to drive onto a navy occupied area, but it is open to the public and there is a antional park at the end. NOTE: To get to the tide pools don't go into the national park, it costs money. Take the road right before it that says 'Tide Pools' and you are set.
Many times you want to visit all the sites that make this place known, and many people that visit San Diego never venture out further than the water at the beach. What about fishing?! There is great fishing off the coast here. Deep sea fishing is available at the link posted below. Everything can be provided for you, and although it's a tiring day at sea it will be a time to remember, and definitely a good meal due to the fruits of your labor. Call me strange, but I had the best time. Here is all the info:
Coronado Peninsula-entire San Diego is surrounded with awesome beaches and coves.
Sunset Cliffs - The 60 ft high cliffs are located on the western side of Point Loma just south of Ocean Beach. The cliffs are a perfect spot to watch the San Diego sunset over the ocean. You can descend down a staircase at a point on the cliffs and watch the tidal pools along the shore.
Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach. On the way to Cabrillo Monument in Point Loma, stop in Ocean Beach (hipye area) and take a walk around, also walk to Sunset Cliffs to take some pictures.
Mount Soledad overviews the hold city on a clean day. This mount is located in La Jolla.Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala
10818 San Diego Mission Rd.
The first of a chain of 21 missions along the California coast. Museum and gardens open 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. daily.
At the South end of Sunset Cliffs Blvd. on Point Loma, you'll find a stairway that surfers use to get to the water. Go down at low tide and you'll find tide pools where the water has recessed. Look for crabs and other animals hiding out in the pools. Lots of fun.
Sunset Beach at Point Loma is abeautiful spot to enjoy the sea view. There are lots of ropes and warnings, but plenty of ways around them for the intrepid.
On the tip of Point Loma there is the Point Loma Lighthouse that stands watch over the San Diego Bay. See spectacular views of the bay from this site and you can even whale watch from this point.
Like dogs? Go to Dog Beach on a Saturday, just watch where you step. It's at the north end of Ocean Beach.
This tip is for my friends on VT who have a love for bird watching. It was a nice surprise for me to learn that San Diego has many fine bird watching areas in the parks and beaches near the city.