Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-6195575450
  • Ticket Price: 10 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Light House, Landmark, Walking Area, Monument, Family And Kids

Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument - Review

The site commemorates the landing of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European on the West Coast of the USA, at San Diego Bay on September 28, 1542. The views at the monument are incredible-the San Diego skyline, Mexico's Coronado Islands, the Naval Air Station North Island, and the Pacific Ocean. In January and February you can spot whales and dolphins in the water from Whale Overlook. The park is also a popular birding spot.

Many events-Whale Watch Weekend, Founder’s Day, Cabrillo Festival Open House - are held at the monument throughout the year. Walking around will reveal many historical military installations used in the defense of San Diego. You can also visit the tidepools. The lighthouse, the park's highest point, was built in 1855 and is now used as a museum exploring the lives of the family that that maintained the lighthouse. Twice a year, on August 25 and November 15, the lighthouse is opened to the public. Check out the visitor centre for souvenirs and a detailed history of the park. There are guided tours, movies, and an Age of Exploration exhibit.

Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument Information

  • Partially wheelchair accessible.
  • Check attraction website for complete calendar of events.
  • Entrance passes are valid for 7 days.
  • Smoking not allowed.
  • No cell phone service down by the tidepools.

Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument Ticket Prices

  • Given ticket price is for passenger vehicle.
  • Motorcyclist: 7 USD per vehicle
  • Walk-ins, bicyclists: 5 USD per person

Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last entry at 4:20pm.
  • Tidepools close at 4:00pm.
  • Bayside Trail closes at 4:00pm.

How To reach Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument by Public Transport

  • Bus 84 stop Cabrillo National Monument.
  • Drive or Cycle to here.

Restaurants Near Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

  • Subway, Kona Kai Restaurant, Fathom Bistro

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TripHobo Highlights for Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

  • Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument Address: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106, United States
  • Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument Contact Number: +1-6195575450
  • Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument Price: 10 USD
  • Best time to visit Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 75.05% of people who visit San Diego include Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument in their plan

  • 42.51% of people start their Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

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94.34% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument

People normally club together Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery and Sunset Cliffs Natural Park while planning their visit to Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument.

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Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego Reviews

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  • Only National Park in San Diego. Well worth the price of admission. Parking is ample. The information center and gift shop contain all sorts of informative books, guides, etc. The park itself is large and makes for a great family outing exploring the different structures and their uses during different time periods. You can even earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate while you learn. Autism friendly.

  • I purchase the national parks pass for seniors which was very reasonable the prices have been going up on them if you're considering getting one get it now before they go up again. They're good for all national parks and there's no admission fee. Nice way to spend part of the day and there is a lot to see. They have a large gift shop also. Nice to go on a clear day for The View and more

  • Worth the $15 entry fee. Cabrillo NM is home to the most southern lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States. There are amazing vistas of the Pacific and Coronado. For kids, there is fun to be had at the tide pools below. Lots of easy-access lot parking both at the top and the bottom. Also home to some government facilities, so be aware of pulling into restricted lots.

  • Awesome experience driving into the park. Rows of white headstones honoring our fallen heroes πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ with an eternal view of beautiful Coronado, San Diego. Once you are at the tip check out the short hike down for a little knowledge on how ships used to be spotted coming into the harbor. If you are a fan of the πŸŽ₯ Top Gun, you will see the old lighthouse and barracks filmed there. The tide pools are also a must on a πŸ”₯and 🌞 day.

  • Travelled all the way from LA to San Diego through heavy traffic & lots of delays en-route, but the place was worth visiting. This modest hillock offers a fascinating view of San Diego along with the sparkling waters of the Pacific coast. There are many scenic points on the top offering excellent view of the city and the port. It was breezy & chilling up there but dazzling sunlight compensated for that. Traffic management was excellent in spite of big holiday rush. The lighthouse on top offers a fantastic insight into its working. It was fascinating to grasp how the peculiar lenses of the lamp enable viewing of the light even from substantial distances. Many walking trails emanate from the top. Also if time permits, one can move down to the beaches on the west side.

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