Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National MonumentCurrently Closed
- 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 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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Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego Reviews
This turned out to be a great place! I had gone once about 25 years ago and sort of just forgot about it. It's absolutely beautiful there. They had a very helpful information center and you can buy snacks and drinks if you need them. The views are incredible. We paid $15 for parking and that was good for one week, so if you can make it more than once in the same week then you don't pay for parking again. We also did go to the tide pools but not for a long period of time. Very popular though and it can be very hard to find a parking space where the tide pools are. Call and ask to try to plan ahead. Highly recommended!
The view alone is worth the price of admission. There's also a lighthouse, a monument honoring Cabrillo, a visitors center, and a few exhibits on the premises. The "patio" next to the visitors center is a great place to take in expansive views of Coronado, San Diego, San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. You will also get to see a variety of military aircraft and naval vessels, which pass by pretty frequently. If you're really lucky, you might get to see an aircraft carrier. If after all that you still have some time on your hands, you can check out the tide pools and the lookouts overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
This is a historical site unique to San Diego, a must see: Cabrillo landed in San Diego, the lighthouse, the entrance to the ocean for U.S. Naval ships, whale-watching, & it's now a national park! Gorgeous 360 degree views! Photographer's delight! Wonderland of learning for all ages. Handicap areas for mobility limited to the lighthouse & Visitors' Center. There's a park fee, unless you have bought a national park pass.
What a gem! So close to the City but with killer views and some nice hikes and tidepools. On a clear day you can see Mexico. Last year with all the rain they had killer wildflowers too. A nice combination of natural and cultural history and displays including WW 2 info. A frequent place for filming movies. American Idol gang was there yesterday. Entrance fee is reasonable best deal is for an annual pass.
Great visit here and Park service takes good care of this place. There's a gift shop and films to watch and the views are amazing. Go on a clear day though. It is $15 to get into park per car. Take a walk or drive up to the old lighthouse and the buildings are both open. We could not get access to the New lighthouse down at the point.