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
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.
- 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.
- Given ticket price is for passenger vehicle.
- Motorcyclist: 7 USD per vehicle
- Walk-ins, bicyclists: 5 USD per person
- Last entry at 4:20pm.
- Tidepools close at 4:00pm.
- Bayside Trail closes at 4:00pm.
- Bus 84 stop Cabrillo National Monument.
- Drive or Cycle to here.
- Subway, Kona Kai Restaurant, Fathom Bistro
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51.94% of people who visit San Diego include Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument in their plan
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51.46% of people start their Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument
92.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument
Love going to the Cabrillo National Monument. There's so much to see and do. We've already been there 3 different times and we still haven't done everything there is to do there. The kids truly enjoy exploring and learning about early settlers of the area. They especially love being inside the lighthouse. This trip we went late but it ended up being amazing because we got to see the sunset and it was beautiful 😊
The journey to this isolated lighthouse far from the hustle of everyday modern life has become a pilgrimage for me. Here is a quiet serene place where breath taking views of a beautiful Coastline lie juxtaposed alongside a busy working civilian port, mighty naval bases, and a clean modern city. The East side overlooks the skyline of downtown San Diego. The Large skyscrapers of a developed city showcases many of humanities achievements. Beneath the Cabrillo Statue a narrow channel has small fishing boats scooting in and out in the shadow of gigantic nuclear powered carriers and cruise ships entering and exiting the port of SD. In contrast to this, the Western view offers an incredible view of nature. On clear days ,especially after rains, the view to the West offers breath taking views of the Pacific Coast. At sunset (5pm falls),on clear days, I often say this prayer . "let us remember how good life is when we all came here together".
Best place to view San Diego. Also a nice small hike and great place to take kids down by the ocean. Beautiful lighthouse and informative signs along the walk. Watch whales in the springtime. Must see if you are visiting San Diego. I love my bike ride up there for a nice workout and beautiful sceanary.
Absolutely amazing place. The tide pools are a must see if you manage to find parking. The only thing I don't like about this place is the drive up to it. I wish there was a separate lane for annual pass holders to ease the traffic. Otherwise one of the must sees in San Diego!
Great place to learn about Spanish Explorer’s history, view of the ocean and downtown San Diego. There are Tide Pools you can go down to, check that out if you can, they close at 4:30pm. Be aware there is a $15 entrance fee.