Point Loma is a seaside community located at the farthest western side of San Diego and is facing the southern and western part of the Pacific Ocean. It is basically a peninsula that is separating the San Diego Bay from the Pacific Ocean. It is considered a historical landmark as historians says that the first European expedition set a foot here in which they described as where California began.

Schools in Point Loma

There is also an abundance of schools in Point Loma from K-12. Public schools here are part of the San Diego Unified School District. Neighborhood public schools include Point Loma High School, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools. There is also a charter school in the Liberty Station area that includes three high schools, middle schools and one elementary school which is known as High Tech High. Finally there's Point Loma Nazarene University, a Christian liberal arts college founded on 1902 and is known for the wonderful ocean-view location.

Attractions in Point Loma

There are a lot of things to do and places to visit in Point Loma. You can say that tourism is one of the main strengths of Point Loma for being a peninsula community. It is also the home of Valley View Casino Center (formerly known as San Diego Sports Area) and SOMA, a concert/music venue near the Valley View Casino Center.

There are a lot of marine activities happening on the eastern side of the peninsula (San Diego side) such as several yacht clubs. Point Loma also hosts one of the biggest sport fishing in Southern California, having said that, there are a lot of sports fishing cruises being served in the area. There are even hotels and restaurants that have their own personal docks to cater those customers who arrive by boat.

On the western side of the peninsula (facing the Pacific Ocean), visitors and tourists can enjoy the scenic view through the several cliffs, which is why one of the neigborhood/community in Point Loma is called Sunset Cliffs. You can also find a number of surfing spots here such as Luscomb's. Garbage Beach, and New Break.

Finally, Point Loma is rich with culture and history as will you experience this on their annual events and festivities. You can experience "The Day at the Docks" every April which showcases Point Loma's sport fishing industry. There's Festa do Espirito Santo or Feast of the Holy Spirit, an annual religious festival celebrated and started by the large Portuguese community in the area. They also have the "Cabrillo Festival" every October, a weekend long commemoration for the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, an explorer known for navigating and exploring the west coast of North America.

References:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Loma,_San_Diego

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Loma_High_School

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_and_Jerri-Ann_Jacobs_High_Tech_High_Charter_School

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Loma_Nazarene_University

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunset_Cliffs,_San_Diego



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Updated: 19th November, 2018 2:13 PM.