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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 2 days ago via mobile

I did not know there was a National Monument in San Diego. It is Cabrillo National Monument and it was a lighthouse site in the late 1800’s On top you over look the 3rd Fleet, Coronado island, Naval command and San Diego. . The monument...More

Thank Kim C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The most Awesome view of San Diego All ages will love the history ,the view , meet people from everywhere in the world that travel to San Diego . Only draw back do not bring your pets !

Thank Sandy F
Reviewed 5 days ago

a long and narrow drive takes you to a very nice spot near the entrance of San Diego Bay and a great view of NAS North Island and San Diego's

Thank Noel E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice hike up to the lighthouse and a beautiful view of San Diego from the mountains to the ocean. There’s also a trail going along the hill. On a clear day you can see forever!

Thank svdelosreyes
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a clear day you can see all the way to Mexico while you are watching the boats come and go into the bay. It is beautiful. The lighthouse exhibit is very interesting . Trails to hike down to the ocean although you can drive...More

Thank 362JRS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on a reunion with a group of Vietnam veterans, and this was one of our tours. The park is in a great location with amazing views of the ocean! It has the monument and a walking path to the lighthouse. You can tour...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Though relatively compact in area, this park is worth the visit. Two short trails, one overlooking the harbor and the other among the tidepools, are interesting. The lighthouse offers feel of what used to be. Entering the park through the Fort Rosecrans national federal military...More

Thank Katie D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To do this properly, dedicate the day. The re is lots to learn, lots to see, plenty of hacking, tide pools, views and history. What a great time.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the views from the park. Today the number of folks were low and the views were awesome. Simply a perfect day. Be sure to check out the WWII lookout stations used in WWII. They are a hidden gem of history.

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a short drive out to Point Loma for a visit to the Cabrillo National Monument. What a great location. The views of San Diego & Coronado were amazing. Lots of history on this point! The Pacific fleet in San Diego Bay was well...More

Thank Guzby
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Marc W
February 2, 2018|
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Response from MichiganSam | Reviewed this property |
We took a rental car. Can't answer public transport
November 11, 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.
July 24, 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.