Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument
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About Old Point Loma Lighthouse And Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego
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 Tickets 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 Get To 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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Address: Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
Ticket Price: 10 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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One of the highlights of my trip to San Diego. Decided to check it out on my last day there. Definitely a must if you're into checking out marine life. Explored the tide pools around the cliffs. You can walk down the cliffs right up to the ocean. The views are spectacular. Took quite a few epic pics here.
Gorgeous 360 degree views of the San Diego area...ocean, bay, city and strand. Historic Lighthouse and keeper's cottage, World War II defences, hiking trails, tide pools, and signs about first Spanish voyage to the Bay and kelp forest ecosystem. Ranger was showing an albino snake to the kids. In season it's a great place to see the Gray Whales migrating to Mexico.
Entrance to the Park is $10.00 as of 11/12/2016. This includes parking and unlimited visits for one week. The views of San Diego to the East and Pacific Ocean to the West are spectacular. There is a small museum and a movie that highlights the history of Juan R. Cabrillo and his Landing in San Diego in 1542. There is also a store that sells books, postcards and other souvenirs. Bring water and good walking shoes. Family Friendly
So beautiful! There are so many opportunities for wonderful photos! And so much to do and look at the light house is amazing!! You have to see the graves of the military members that gave there lives for us all! Something everyone who visits San Diego should go see!
This was a very educational place to go! Very friendly people and staff comma some walking but not bad at all very very little or or more if you wanted to go down to the landing. The lighthouse is set up on a hill which is very nice with a very good exhibit. At the visitor center, there's a very good video that explains a lot about Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. I really enjoyed learning about this part of San Diego and the history behind its name, it's settlement, and a lighthouse.
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