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 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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Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego Reviews
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.
This park is Goldilocks: not too small and not too big. The whole park can be done in a half day: the visitor center has movies and exhibits for those who want to be indoors; the tide pools take an hour or so, the lighthouse for a quick look, and the trails (for those who don’t mind some steep walking) are good for a couple of hours. But most impressive is the VIEW. You can see all of the region if the weather’s clear, watch jets from Coronado, and look for whales in season. A must-see.
Great national monument at the end of The Point Loma peninsula. It is a beautiful drive down along the peninsula and you will drive past Rosecrans Cemetery which is also beautiful. This Monument is meticulously cared for and has a huge parking lot so no worries about parking. It has panoramic views of downtown San Diego and Coronado and also out into the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The staff are very nice and friendly. There are great hiking trails and there is a beautiful Museum that you can go to. There are also several picnic tables if you and your friends are family want to make a day of it. The entrance fee is only $15 per car so please go explore and enjoy...✌️✌️👍👍👌👌
I took out of town friends here and we all enjoyed it. We got there early enough (9-10am) to find easy parking and walk around exploring relaxed. It's a historical spot in history and well worth the effort
Beautiful location overlooking Coronado, Shelter Island, and downtown. Easy hiking trail follows down the cliff, down and back. Historical light house and military bunkers to go into and explore with interactive reading and pictures. Gift shop, vending machines, and short movies playing throughout day located near the visitors center builsing. You can also visit the tide pools on the west side of the park. $15 entrance fee per car, or walk/bike in for $7 per person - it's a National park, so a bit pricey. Clean restrooms, handicap accessible parking and walkways.
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