Point Loma is a seaside community located just north of the city of San Diego, California. This hilly peninsula is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the South and West. Point Loma was the 1542-landing site of the first European expedition in what is now California. Today Point Loma houses two major military bases, a national cemetery, a national monument, and a university, in addition to residential and commercial areas. . Point Loma is home to three yacht clubs in the Shelter Island and Harbor Island yacht basins, including the San Diego Yacht Club, which hosted the America’s Cup from 1988-1995. The area’s best-known landmark is the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, located at the southernmost point of the peninsula. Built in 1854, the lighthouse is part of the 160-acre Cabrillo National Monument.