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Cabrillo National Monument

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Stately monument honoring Cabrillo, discoverer of San Diego Bay, is located in Point Loma that overlooks the city and the Bay.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3601
+1 619-557-5450
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Reviewed yesterday

Nicely restored lighthouse of which you are able to view first 2 floors. Furnished to time period with information on the lives of lighthouse keeper at the time. Certainly worth the visit. There was no entrance fee as we went there on public transit.

Thank EddieA1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting to walk back in time to when this lighthouse was functioning. And the view is breath-taking!

Thank texasdonna77
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommend timing your visit to the Cabrillo National Monument so that you're there at sundown, for a lovely experience of watching the sun fall into the ocean. The NPS provides a very good display of informative material about the Cabrillo Expedition, and the views from...More

Thank DonaldYokum
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from this National monument are breathtaking. The whole harbor is visible from here and people can enjoy the view of ships. There is a lighthouse and people can go inside it. There are short hiking trails that can take you right near the...More

Thank Anshika S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short drive from downtown San Diego. The views alone are worth it. Theres a spectacular view of San Diego Bay as well as the Pacific Ocean. However, if you have the slightest interest in history, you'll enjoy it even more. Theres the monument...More

Thank mangarita26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason this location was chosen for the lighthouse. It's a prime spot to see ships anywhere around the harbor, and now, see the military flights take off and land at Coronado, San Diego downtown, and anything special happening in the harbor. At...More

Thank WeAtTheSea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking the harbor where the naval base is located this is a breathtaking place. Worth the ride up the hill. There is a lighthouse to see also.

Thank Nanums
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented e-assist bikes downtown (Pedego, wonderful shop) and headed here. We passed many hours including a picnic lunch in this beautiful spot. It’s got it all- history, magnificent views of San Diego on one side and crashing Pacific waves on the other, cliffs and...More

Thank philp600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the Cabrillo National Monument is beautiful, there are trails and tide pools, you can visit the lighthouse and there's also a visitor centre. This is in a National Park so there is a US$15 entrance fee and there are operating hours so...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful bicycle ride up to the Cabrillo National Monument. It is part of the Scenic Drive in San Diego. Amazing views on the way up of both San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. Please note this is a national monument and there is a charge...More

Thank William G
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3 February 2018|
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Response from MichiganSam | Reviewed this property |
We took a rental car. Can't answer public transport
12 November 2017|
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Response from Ismailbandook | Reviewed this property |
The m payment is accessible but the tidal pools are difficult to access by wheel chair.
24 July 2017|
Response from WSIII | Reviewed this property |
They have a few larger spaces marked for RV's and buses. The rest are standard parking spaces.