Welcome to Point Loma
Refined taste and resort-style living in San Diego’s incredible peninsula community
The Point Loma peninsula is an iconic San Diego sight, spanning seven miles of spectacular topography. The rugged land juts out between San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean and sports a dual identity. Part geographical wonder and part resort paradise, Point Loma dazzles with dramatic views of Downtown San Diego, wild beauty, and historical significance. Juan Rodrigeuz Cabrillo, a European maritime explorer, first stepped foot here in 1542, and Point Loma has since carried the distinction of being the place “where California began.” Today this unique spot boasts incredible hiking, marinas, yacht clubs, historic statues, and some of California’s most exquisite real estate.
Point Loma real estate has a split personality as if inspired by the land itself. Cozy cottages dot the community and provide an air of classic beach town living, while historic architecture evokes the sentiments of yesteryear with everything from Mission Revival to mid-century and craftsman styles. Sprawling estates in Sunset Cliffs and La Playa provide breathtaking views and lavish details like private docks and marinas, while new construction builds shine in the form of lofts and condominiums in Liberty Station.
What to Love
- Outstanding views
- First-class dining
- Lavish waterfront estates
- Endless outdoor recreation
The affluent Point Loma culture counts hiking, surfing, boating, and catching the blazing sunsets as favorite pastimes. Residents enjoy the nautical scene, and yacht clubs are a prime way to enjoy getting out on the water.
The southern end of Point Loma is reserved for scenic hiking trails and historical monuments, while the bay caters to boating enthusiasts. The Pacific side of the peninsula invites beachside relaxation, and nearby downtown San Diego is abuzz with Michelin-star restaurants and nightlife.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
The iconic Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
dazzles diners with a fresh, seafood-driven menu and stunning waterfront views. Set on Harbor Island, this impeccable bistro is nestled inside a working lighthouse and features epicurean standouts like oysters on the half shell, whole crispy fish, and verlasso seared salmon.
Bali Hai Restaurant
showcases the fruits of the sea with a Polynesian flair, while Vessel
opts for refined New American cuisine in a stylish dining room. You’ll find California coastal cuisine in all its glory at Humphreys Restaurant
, an elegant bayside dining room and performance venue. Chef Tom Connolly’s menu sources fresh, local seafood and includes delicacies like black mussels and lobster risotto.
Things to Do
Boating culture is front and center in Point Loma, and the town has esteemed marinas and yacht clubs at the ready. The San Diego Yacht Club
is a lesson in nautical elegance and pampers guests with a menu of seaside classics like fish and chips. Perched on the edge of Americas Cup Harbor, Point Loma Yacht Club
is a small sailing club working with the Southern California Yachting Association. The Yacht Club
is also adored by members for its friendly, close-knit community.
Over on Shelter Island, residents will find more yacht clubs, including Silver Gate Yacht Club
, as well as several marinas like Kona Kai Marina
. Nestled at the southernmost end of the Point Loma peninsula, you will find the Point Loma Tide Pools
. These tide pools are a national monument and fascinate visitors with their unique topography and rich sea life.
Point Loma residents enjoy access to the exceptional institutions within the San Diego Unified School District
, as well as several esteemed private schools in the area, including: