Point Loma Peninsula

The gorgeous, bustling, and well-established neighborhood of Point Loma Heights.

Overview for Point Loma Peninsula, CA

22,325 people live in Point Loma Peninsula, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $54,306. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Welcome to Point Loma Peninsula

One of San Diego’s most historically significant communities with a beautiful beach scene

A bustling and cultural seaside community, the Point Loma Peninsula inspires thousands to set sail or go yachting each year. Just west of downtown San Diego is Point Loma, which is home to many historical attractions such as the Cabrillo National Monument and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
This waterfront community is broken up into many distinct neighborhoods, such as the luxurious and affluent La Playa, a charming and mostly residential bayfront neighborhood home to two yacht clubs. Shelter Island is one of San Diego’s primary boating areas. You’ll find many marinas and restaurants here welcoming sailors in abundance.
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and Ocean Beach to the north is the wealthy enclave of Sunset Cliffs, named for the sheer cliffs bordering the water. Loma Portal is another mostly residential neighborhood on the peninsula. To the west of Loma Portal is the gorgeous, bustling, and well-established neighborhood of Point Loma Heights, considered to be the most affordable community in Point Loma.

What to Love

  • Gorgeous hiking areas and trails along with beautiful beaches
  • Easy access to virtually any outdoor activity you could want to participate in
  • Renowned area for boating, sailing, and fishing with dozens of marinas

People & Lifestyle

The Point Loma Peninsula is a relaxed and suburban beach community revered for its trendy shops, rich historical heritage, and bustling Liberty Public Market. Most homes are on the pricier side, especially as real estate featuring ocean and bay views is highly desirable. One of the most attractive things about the peninsula is its historical significance.
In terms of lifestyle, Point Loma reels people in with its easy-going way of life and classic Southern California disposition. People come here to go boating, watch sunsets from the beach, hike, fish, or visit one of the many marinas.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

This coastal community is home to some of the region's best seafood restaurants thanks to its large sportfishing fleet, but there is also a wide range of international fare available.
  • The Ketch Grill and Taps –– Warm and inviting neighborhood tavern serving market-fresh dishes, plus a patio with harbor views.
  • Tom Ham’s Lighthouse –– One of San Diego’s best seafood restaurants, housed inside a landmark building with a functioning lighthouse.
  • Coasterra –– Bayfront modern Mexican restaurant, lounge and floating event center featuring panoramic views and creative cocktails.
  • Liberty Station Market –– A classic bustling marketplace inside an old Navy building known for its hip eateries, bars, craft vendors, and much more.

Things to Do

Residing at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula, the Cabrillo National Monument commemorates when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed at San Diego bay in 1542, marking the first time a European expedition had set foot on the west coast. The park is also home to many cultural and natural resources.
If you’re visiting or living in San Diego, the San Diego Bay is always worth visiting as there are plenty of things to do around the area, including touring the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, walking along the Embarcadero, exploring the Seaport Village, taking a harbor cruise, or visiting one of the many museums.
Shelter Island is a really unique part of the San Diego DNA. A principal boating center, Shelter Island is home to everything from bayside parks, marinas, and sailing yacht clubs to resort hotels and restaurants. Shelter Island is also home to short and long-range sportfishing trips which launch from the island into the Pacific.


Point Loma’s public schools are part of the San Diego Unified School District, but there are also several charter schools and private schools in the area. Colleges include Point Loma Nazarene University and a branch campus of the San Diego Community College District.

Around Point Loma Peninsula, CA

There's plenty to do around Point Loma Peninsula, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

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