Golden Hour on Point Loma

It was one of those crystal-clear afternoons. We drove to Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma to take in the views. . . .

NAS + skyline

Downtown San Diego with Naval Air Station North Island in the foreground. The sailboats look a bit like toys, don’t they?

silver strand

Coronado Bridge is on the left. That spot of reddish-orange in the middle? Hotel Del Coronado, where they filmed “Some Like it Hot.” Coronado Beach has been called one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. I’ll be doing a post on “The Del” in the future.


Looking south, you can see Mexico.


The Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo monument. Cabrillo was the first European explorer to navigate the coast of California. He reached San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542, and named it San Miguel. (Sebastián Vizcaíno later named it San Diego, after Saint Didacus.)


There’s a lighthouse there, as well as a visitor center.


The view on the west side is pretty nice too.


The sun was starting to set, so we started for home. But not before I got this shot of the old Point Loma lighthouse:

Old Point Loma Lighthouse {explore}

Great weekend, everyone!


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17 Responses to Golden Hour on Point Loma

  1. Caroline says:

    Stunning photos. Especially the last one. So beautiful.

  2. Wonderful photographs! Love the composition of the last photo..

  3. Laurie says:

    It has been a while since I have been to Point Loma, but what views. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Carolina says:

    The views are spectacular. I’ve never been to Cabrillo in the 16 years I’ve lived here. What beauty I am missing. The photos took my breath away. Absolutely stunning. You are quite the artist with your camera.

    • Oh, thank you, Carolina. Be sure to go when the air is really clear. I got very lucky the day we were there. The old lighthouse was replaced because it was at too low an elevation and often got fogged in!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Fabulous array … hard to choose, but the Lighthouse at Point Loma is my favourite, Carole. Have a great weekend!

  6. TBM says:

    Stunning blues. Grey and rainy here today. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. I don’t think I could pick a favorite from this bunch. They are all lovely.
    I’m looking forward to your post on the Hotel Del. I have wonderful memories of it. I took one of my favorite sunset photos from the deck on the beach.

  8. It’s so refreshing to see such scenery when it’s dreary.

  9. Patti says:

    Beautiful photos! Great colors – way to take advantage of a clear day! We have a great shot of our son holding our daughter against the backdrop of a vivid sunset off Point Loma – it is a lovely spot.

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