This affluent community of Point Loma sits comfortably towards the top of the list of San Diego’s most desirable neighborhoods. Many of the homes which dot its eastern and western slopes are blessed with spectacular views and access to San Diego’s many amenities. At Point Loma’s southern tip is the Cabrillo National Monument, built as a tribute to explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. The monument park is also home to the Point Loma Lighthouse and San Diego’s most popular tide pools which are best enjoyed at low tide. The town has a full working marina, with sportfishing and seasonal whale watching excursions. Liberty Station, a former Naval Training Center, is now a thriving arts district with historic architecture, great shops, restaurants, and community events. Easily the most widely known fact about Point Loma its stunning Sunset Cliffs. San Diegans and people from all over flock to these rugged cliffs to watch the sun sink behind the Pacific Ocean on clear days (which are most days).
Point Loma has public, charter, and private schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as multiple private preschools, an adult school, and a university. Point Loma’s public schools are part of the San Diego Unified School District. Neighborhood public schools include Point Loma High School, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools.
Parks and Recreation
Point Loma contains a few small neighborhood parks and the Cabrillo Recreation Center. There is a large waterfront park at Liberty Station, which also contains a nine-hole golf course. Most of the ocean frontage of the peninsula is a public shoreline park called Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. The Point Loma Native Plant Garden features plants and flowers native to the San Diego area. Cabrillo National Monument is a federal historic park at the southern end of the peninsula.
Restaurants and Groceries
With its proximity to San Diego Bay, plus the world’s largest sportfishing fleet, the cuisine here has traditionally centered on fresh-caught seafood. Today though, Italian, Thai, and Polynesian-inspired fare all have their chance to shine. You’ll be hard-pressed to find restaurants across the peninsula that aren’t worth a visit.
Point Loma has many hotels and motels throughout its acreage. Its close proximity to Downtown, Mission Valley, and the San Diego Airport expand its access to temporary lodging as well.
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