Welcome to Point Loma
Point Loma is the name both of an alluring seaside community and the peninsula on which it’s situated, which juts out into the Pacific Ocean and forms the boundary of the San Diego Bay. Point Loma is famed as the place “where California began,” as it was here that Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed in 1542, becoming the first European to set foot on what would become California.
There are many landmarks and monuments remaining from Point Loma’s centuries of history, as well as dazzling natural scenery with marine wildlife that includes migrating blue whales. Point Loma luxury real estate includes lavish mansions with magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay.
Roseville is the oldest Point Loma neighborhood, and its Fleetridge subdivision contains some of its grandest properties. The hilltop Wooded Area neighborhood is also incredibly desirable, with breathtaking hilltop homes enjoying unbelievable panoramic views over the surrounding scenery.
What to Love
- Stunning ocean views
- Rich history
- Fresh seafood
- Grand real estate
People & Lifestyle
Because it is home to both a prominent naval base and university, both military families and college students call Point Loma home, giving the area a diverse and tight-knit feel. Many of the residents get involved in civic organizations and nonprofits dedicated to making the community the best it can be.
In addition to full-time occupants, Point Loma is a popular spot for tourism due to its magnificent views. It is a popular destination for both sport fishing and surfing, attracting those who flock to the seaside for leisure and athletics.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
With waterfront in almost every direction, Point Loma’s restaurants offer some of the freshest seafood you’re ever likely to taste. Mitch’s Seafood
is a local favorite, serving delectable shrimp tacos, clam chowder, and other dishes prepared with seafood delivered straight from the fishing boats.
Many Bali Hai
patrons take advantage of its “dock and dine” facilities to head straight to the restaurant from the boat. This Polynesian-style eatery on Shelter Island has exceptional Mai Tais and magnificent San Diego views. Another popular restaurant includes Old Venice
, an intimate Italian eatery with an outdoor courtyard.
Things to Do
Ever since Cabrillo landed here, Point Loma has been prized as a strategic naval location. Point Loma is home to one of the largest United States Naval Bases,
where 22,000 civilians and personnel live and work on a site first established as a Spanish port in the late 1700s.
Cabrillo himself is commemorated in Point Loma’s most iconic landmark, the Cabrillo National Monument.
The area surrounding the monument offers sweeping views of the Bay and San Diego skyline. It is also home to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and tide pools teeming with marine life.Liberty Station
occupies the site of a former Naval Training Center, having transformed its sprawling facilities into a major hub of retail, dining, and culture. Liberty Station’s attractions include close to 50 arts organizations, a 46-acre park, a nine-hole golf course, and the bustling Liberty Market. THE LOT
has converted former military troop training and entertainment facilities into a luxurious movie theater with upscale in-theater dining options.Stone Brewery
is another Liberty Station highlight, transforming a former mess hall into a modern craft brewery with 40 beers on tap and fantastic food. Stone Brewery also boasts a beer garden, bocce ball court, and outdoor cinema. The VinDiego Food & Wine Festival
takes place at Liberty Station, showcasing some of San Diego’s best chefs and more than 200 varieties of wine.