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Reviewed 5 days ago

A definite San Diego must see...history with a spectacular view of the city. A charming old lighthouse and visitors center. We love the bayside hike as well, just wish it was a loop rather than out the same way you came.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DavidS15177
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to go an see the bay from another perspective. A good walk, since you have to park below. Many times there is too much traffic (Welcome to California) and it is impossible to park. Bring your camera, it is worth the view.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank youcanhandlethetruth
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty cool restored lighthouse. Able to visit first two floors only. Furnished to time period of use. Gives insight to light keepers life. Easy to access using public transit on bus 84. Did not pay any entrance fee on the bus. Great way to spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EddieA1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible view of San Diego and Pacific. Travel through national cemetary. Don’t miss the tide pools right after high tide.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Obviously San Diego has a harbor so navigation is very important in the times of the past and of course now. If I recall, you are pretty much just across downtown San Diego.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dean A
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Although this lighthouse only operated for 30 years due to the weather, the stturdy, compact structure is worth a visit. In addition to the interior furnished rooms of the lightkeeper and his family, you can learn about the mechanics of lights in the almost adjacent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The old lighthouse is a picturesque scene from every angle. It is gloriously and prominently perched atop the cliffs at an elevation of over 400 feet. Below in seemingly every which way is stunning blue water. You cannot go to the top but for three...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Maintained as an historic monument the lighthouse affords views both over the bay and into the past. With the rooms furnished and maintained to mimic the times in which the lighthouse was used it provides an insight into the life of the family that resided....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Great visiting spot and highly recommended. Get a great view of San Diego and harbour bay. History information to read for both educational and just absolutely enjoyable.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mikewc77
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The history of this place is amazing! Well worth visiting. There are lots of people so be patient when touring the light house.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from denisecL7781ZO | Reviewed this property |
You pay a fee to get into the Carrillo National Monument Park. I think it was like $10. But once you're past the gate then everything else is free. There is no additional fee to go into the lighthouse, or the visitor center... More