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Cabrillo National Monument

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
+1 619-557-5450
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“tide pools” (815 reviews)
“point loma” (329 reviews)
“visitor center” (180 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you are into great views and lighthouses this is the place for you. Great history your of Point Loma area. A must see when coming to San Diego.

Thank CClifford505
Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit to pay respect to the many military men and women who served our country and provides an outstanding view of San Diego area. The monument area and pictures of those who died for our country almost had a spiritual feel to...More

Thank BancyN
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great half day adventure. There are a couple indoor exhibits, theater with informational movies, view from the lighthouse, access to Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, and a hike that takes you down towards the ocean with a beautiful view overlooking Coronado. There is...More

Thank dancinweeze03
Reviewed yesterday

As fellow advisor's have already mentioned, you can easily spend 2-4 hours here. Scenic & well maintained by NPS. I personally like the tidepools & check the website for any advisory alerts. If you want a glimpse of the sunset during spring/summer, this might not...More

Thank JManz
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful historic park for all ages, access to the tide pools was a VERY long wait so our party did not get into either parking lot to view the tide pools.

Thank palenakamikale
Reviewed yesterday

This National park is a short distance from the heart of the city (about 15 minutes by car). It is located at the southern tip of the Point Loma Peninsula in San Diego, California. It has amazing views, great hiking, history, a monument commemorating the...More

Thank AndDeb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park has some really gorgeous views, interesting historical facts and it's just a peaceful drive. I don't know if I'd be able to spend a whole day here, but it's a good option for a half day trip.

Thank NotthatMelB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My hotel was not far from this monument, so it was a no brained to take the short drive. The views alone are worth the drive. If you are close take a moment to take this little adventure in- you won't be disappointed!

Thank kpryor89
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful view of San Diego from this national park. Access to tide pools with limited parking so go when it is not busy. Rangers give informative talks so reserve some time for this.

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Overlooking the bay and navy base, the views towards the bay or out to sea are amazing. We spent an hour watching planes and helicopters taking off and landing, plus there is the lighthouse to visit. A thoroughly enjoyable morning.

Thank Nick F
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Is this pet friendly?
11 April 2017|
Response from Ray H | Reviewed this property |
Yes , I think so, but recommend calling Park directly to confirm (or check their website). I didn't notice any pets while there, but wasn't really paying attention to that given the scenic beauty.
We wanted to ride bikes there from Liberty Station. How is the road and spacing? Is there anywhere to lock up bikes? Is there a picnic area or place to sit and eat?
30 June 2016|
Response from remommy | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don't have an answer for you. If you are a serious cyclist them I suppose you could do it. The ride would not be leisurely! It is a long and steep hill to get out there. I don't know where Liberty Station is in... More
Do you have to pay to enter the tide pools?
23 March 2016|
Response from PCourt2015 | Reviewed this property |
You have to pay to get into Cabrillo Monument which is $10 a car. The area covers the tide pools which closes are 4:30 but the rest of the park stays open until 5:00. That payment also covers the Lighthouse, Monument and... More