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Cabrillo National Monument



View: View of San Diego Bay from Cabrillo National Monument.
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Cabrillo National Monument established in 1913 is dedicated to the first European expedition to the west coast of what is now the United States. Led by Juan Cabrillo the expedition arrived in San Diego bay June 27, 1542.

The park is also home to the “old” Point Loma lighthouse. Established November 15, 1855 and operated for 36 years before the keeper moved to a new location closer to the tip of Point Loma.

Cabrillo National Monument is a great place to view the annual migration of the California Gray Whale. The whales migrate past the park from mid-December all the way through March. Mid January is the peak of the migration.

Also you can head down to the lower end of Point Loma to explore the Point Loma tide pools. You can see all kinds of amazing sea life, flora and fauna unique to the area.


Location: Cabrillo National Monument , 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive, San Diego, CA 92106-3601

From Interstate Highways I-5 South or I-8 West, take the Rosecrans exit (also known as State Highway 209). Stay on Rosecrans into Point Loma to Canon Street; turn right onto Canon. Take a left onto Catalina and follow it to the end.


Open daily: 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Open until 6:15 p.m. during the summer, July 4 through Labor Day.

Phone:
Headquarters
(619) 557-5450

Visitor Information (TTY)
(619) 222-8211


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