Point Loma (“Hill Point”) is the downward peninsula that brushes by upward-reaching Coronado. This is a hilly community with cliffs overlooking the shoreline – actually a double shoreline, with the ocean on one side and the bay on the other. The views from Point Loma are some of the best in the county. Homes come in many styles, as some were built as far back as the early part of the 20th century, but most construction came after World War II.
Point Loma's is famous for being the landing place when California was discovered. Point Loma has military and transportation significance, as it is the site of two military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, and a popular site for aviation, with San Diego International Airport just east of The Point. The Old Point Loma Lighthouse is a well-known landmark in San Diego. Marine activities like boating, fishing, and surfing are a popular draw for residents and visitors alike. America’s Cup is hosted at Shelter Island.