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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easy scenic drive to beautiful national monument. Spectacular 360 degree views. Historic light house. Bathroom facilities available. Nice overview of the light house history. Moving military cemetery. If you have a national park pass, it is free to visit. Be sure to drive down to the tide pools!

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Do not miss the sweeping views. It’s absolutely gorgeous. If you like to hike plan extra to walk to the seaside.

Date of experience: January 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

We loved going here and enjoying a little peaceful time. The views are panoramic and breathtaking! Easy walk to the lighthouse.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank brandie c
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

Although it can get very busy on weekend and holiday periods, this is great stop to see the best views of the city and learn the early history of the area. Be sure to run up to the lighthouse and see how a family used to run and see their living area. On a clear day run your eyes south down the coast and you can spot Tijuana, Mexico. Trails lead down to the coast if you want to hike a bit. Parking is easy and close by. If you have a national parks pass you can use it for free entry, otherwise it's currently $20 for a car.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

This is where explorer Juan Cabrillo became the first Old World person to touch land in North America, the 1500s, which led to Spain claiming California and most of the Pacific Coast as its colonies. The monument has some really interesting info and artifacts from that time, but he best thing is the VIEW! You are at the TIP of a peninsula jutting out between the Pacific Ocean and San Diego Bay. At an altidude of about 500 or more feet, you have an unobstructed view of the entire City of San Diego, its beautiful bay and harbor, and the Pacific stretching into the horizon. You even will see military and civilian aircraft taking off below and rising gracefully into the sky. Anyone who has more than a day or two to spend in San Diego should NOT miss this spectacular spot!!!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Howard B
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