About Point Loma
Point Loma is a lovely, seaside community that is ideally perched between the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. The peninsula hosts several distinct neighborhoods including the business district of Midway, Liberty Station (located in the former Naval Training Center, now a thriving arts district with historic architecture, great shops, restaurants and community events), Shelter Island, The Wooded Area, Bayside La Playa, Loma Portal, Ocean beach, Sunset Cliffs, and The Village.
There are, in fact, no real beaches on Point Loma proper, but it’s one of the best places in San Diego to meditate on waves crashing on the cliffs and explore tide pools in the rocky reefs full of marine life. Sandy beaches can be found on the bayside of La Playa, and in Ocean Beach.
At the furthest tip of Point Loma, you’ll find Cabrillo National Monument, a tribute to explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo who led the brave expedition in 1542. The monument—with panoramic views of the bay and ocean—is also home to the Point Loma Lighthouse and is the access point to some of San Diego’s most impressive tide pools. Just be sure and check the schedule for low tides.
Point Loma boasts a full working marina, with daily sport fishing and seasonal whale watching excursions, and the light house is a great viewing platform for the coastline and downtown.The area hosts two major military bases, a national cemetery, and Point Loma Nazarene University. With some areas of the neighborhood directly under the flight path of the San Diego International Airport, as a resident or visitor, be prepared for some airplane noise. Residents say you get used to it with time!