The Old Point Loma Lighthouse

posted by Sharon April 11, 2016 19 Comments
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What do you enjoy when the weather warms up and spring pulls you outdoors? One of my favorite places to go is the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. I love to tromp around on the point of land that holds this old restored lighthouse.

Built in 1855, it not only contained the light but it was also home to the keeper’s family. You can imagine the children filling the small place with laughter. I bet the youngsters had fun on the spiral stairway leading to the light.

The family had horses and chickens and grew gardens.

Here’s the view from the front yard.

By the 1890s, this location atop a 400-foot cliff proved to be less than ideal for a lighthouse. The working light today stands on shore level.

The romance of the “old” is clearly a draw more than a century after it shined its light. Visitors flock here to tour the little house, climb up the winding stairs, and marvel at life on this windy promontory.

How about you? What do you enjoy exploring on a sunny day?

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19 Comments

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Tamar April 11, 2016 at 9:11 am

What a gorgeous lighthouse!

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Dina April 11, 2016 at 10:24 am

Lighthouses are a fave! Beautiful!!

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Eileen April 11, 2016 at 10:58 am

Hello, These are gorgeous photos. The view of the water and boats is lovely. Awesome shot inside the lighthouse looking up the stairs. Great post. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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Life Images by Jill April 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm

I’ve always thought the life of a lighthouse keeper in rather romantic terms, though I am sure the actuality of it was far from romantic. Still, many of us seem drawn to lighthouses. I have always thought I would like to rent a lighthouse cottage. Thanks for sharing this lovely corner of the world.

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image-in-ing: weekly photo linky April 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Beautiful photos.
Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-many-faces-of-louie.html

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Jesh StG April 11, 2016 at 6:19 pm

At first I thought why does Point Loma so familiar? And in looking at your captures, it came back to me. When we lived in Costa Mesa there was a Point Loma in the area, but we never visited it. Is this the Point Loma in California?
Beautiful views of the lighthouse and the ocean. The one with the palms could be one from a travel catalog! Many thanks for including these views in SEASONS – I love it! Have a happy week and see you soon, Sharon:)

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lisa April 11, 2016 at 7:04 pm

What a wonderful peek into the past. I love historical places like this and could probably spend the entire day there. The shot of the spiral staircase is from a fantastic perspective.

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Abrianna April 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm

That spiral staircse is stunning and dangerous when wet I would imagine.

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Sarah Carletti April 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

What a neat place! I love the lines of the house and stairway!

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Mama Zen April 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Gorgeous shots!

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Hawk aka BrownDog April 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm

Hi Y’all!

Love lighthouses. That one is exceptionally beautiful!

Y’all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog

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Ruth April 13, 2016 at 12:10 am

I love this place! I have to go back soon. Do you go to the tide pools area?

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Marie-AZ April 13, 2016 at 1:11 am

Oh I just love this lighthouse! Wouldn’t you just love to live in one? I used to think that would be so romantic! Great photos!

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Raquel Jimenez Lastras April 13, 2016 at 10:22 am

Me gustan los faros, y este es precioso. La foto de la escalera esmagnífica.
saludos

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Kirsi Gembus April 14, 2016 at 7:11 am

The Rocking Chair is my favourite Place!
Greetings from Germany
Kirsi

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Anne@GritandGiggles April 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm

What a lovely looking place to visit. I have a lighthouse over on my blog too, imagine that. What a great view from the lighthouse.

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handmade by amalia April 15, 2016 at 4:02 pm

A beautiful place, Sharon. A pity there were no pirates. Or a treasure washed ashore.
Amalia
xo

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Lisa at LTTL April 17, 2016 at 1:38 am

Now that is a dreamy spot to visit. Again I am adding to my list of “must sees” in California. I think I might have to hire you Sharon to take me out. 😀

Lisa @ LTTL

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Kim Cunningham April 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm

Something so mysterious about lighthouses. This is a lovely location!

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