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The place where Spanish explorer Juan Cabrillo first spotted land in 1542 is still one of the most visited spots in San Diego with its spectacular views of the Pacific and the city. Sitting high above the entrance to San Diego Bay, Point Loma's well known landmark is the Cabrillo National Monument and Park which includes the Old Point Loma Lighthouse where visitors can tour the lighthouse that guided ships through the San Diego Bay from 1855 to 1891. To the north you can see miles of San Diego beach; to the west, the Pacific Ocean; to the east, San Diego Bay; and to the south, the downtown San Diego skyline, Coronado Island and Mexico.
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But Point Loma is also a busy area of the city for entertainment and military activity. Point Loma is also home to the iPayOne Center (formerly the San Diego Sports Arena), the popular rock concert venue SOMA, and Point Loma Nazarene University, the US Navy's SPAWAR program, as well as many hotels, unique local businesses, and the former US Navy Recruit Training Command / Naval Training Center, or RTC/NTC San Diego.
Once the home of the Naval Training Center, the site is now known as Liberty Station, a residential area developed by the Corky McMillin Companies that includes a 9-hole golf course, 46-acre waterfront park, and a 100-acre historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. Naval Base Point Loma, at the end of Rosecrans Boulevard, is the home of Submarine Squadron 11, several Nuclear Fast Attack Submarines, and historic Fort Rosecrans, a former US Army Coastal Gunnery Facility of the First World War era, which includes the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and the USS Bennington Monument.
Another part of Point Loma is Ocean Beach, an older community that developed during the 1960s, OB is still a popular place to enjoy a great meal and shop for surf gear or new-age novelties. In the Harbor area are more retail stores and specialty shops that serve the residents of Point Loma. And there are a variety of hotels and restaurants throughout the area, especially around an area called Shelter Island that has easy access to San Diego Airport. A popular concert venue in the area is Humphrey’s which provides national touring act quality shows through their summer concert series.
Point Loma offers a great day’s outing for experienced surfers who like the challenging breaks along Sunset Cliffs, and skaters who will enjoy the public skateboard park by the soccer fields in Ocean Beach. Also, many enjoy Dog Beach, where canines mingle freely enjoying the surf as much as their owners do. There are excellent tide pools to explore below the lighthouse at the west end of Point Loma and, in the winter, you stand a good chance of spotting Gray Whales.
For a great place to learn about San Diego History, enjoy great beach activities, and take advantage of the beautiful San Diego lifestyle, Point Loma is the perfect place to get to know the real San Diego.