Point Loma

Point Loma is a seaside community of San Diego. It's located on a peninsula bordered on both the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. San Diego Bay makes up the eastern border with the San Diego River to its north. Tourists frequent Point Loma largely for the marine activities offered. There are a number of yacht clubs and several small vessel marinas located on the Bay side of the peninsula. Many of the hotels and motels cater to fishing enthusiasts. Travelers arriving by boat will find an adequate number of restaurants and hotels with docking access. The cliffs on the western side of Point Loma offer visitors a tremendous view of the Pacific Ocean. Sunset Cliffs present a magnificent vantage point for the colorful sunsets. Below the cliffs surfers can often be seen riding the waves into shore. The sandstone cliffs contain fossils, including those of dinosaurs, from the Late Cretaceous period, about 75 million years ago. The formation is one of the few sites where dinosaur fossils have been found in California. The Point Loma area is where Charles Lindbergh first tested and flew his airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. A U.S. Post Office located on the site contains several historic plaques commemorating Lindbergh's famous flight. The most recognizable landmark in Point Loma is the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. The lighthouse is perched atop the southern point that creates the entrance of the bay.

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