Point Loma Reserve in San Diego

February 1, 2018
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If you’re someone who loves the outdoors, then San Diego is the perfect place for you to visit. The area offers a number of hiking trails, mountains to explore and outdoor activities. One area that is worth exploring is the Point Loma Ecological Reserve. The reserve consists of 650 acres and was established to protect the native coastal habitat. Read on to learn more about the reserve and what Point Loma has to offer.


If you decide to visit Point Loma, consider heading to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. The lighthouse is a historical part of San Diego and speaks to the role that the maritime tradition had during San Diego’s early days. The original lighthouse was lit in 1855 but it was soon discovered that the fog that came in each night obscured the light for nearby ships. Nearly 40 years later, the lighthouse was moved to its current location, which is closer to the shore so that boats could more easily see the guiding light. Today, you can visit the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and explore the interior that has been refurbished to its originally 1880s appearance. You can also enjoy displays, ranger led talks and more.


The Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is a popular outdoor area to explore. The area consists of rocky cliffs that overlook the ocean. While it is a good hike any time of day, it is definitely popular to come during sunset as you are greeted with stunning colors as the sun sets past the Pacific Ocean. The Point Loma Tide Pools is also a fun and easily accessible area that is popular with tourists.


After exploring the outdoors, grab a bite to eat or beer on tap with friends at Liberty Station. Originally created as a naval base in the early 1920s, the station close in the mid 1990s and is now used as a center for the arts, commerce and history. Enjoy an outdoor picnic, watch outdoor movies, enjoy locally crafted beers and more. See what you can discover at Liberty Station.