The park is San Diego's only national park, located in the city and on the southeast corner of the continental United States. The Park was built to commemorate the discovery and landing of Cabrillo, a Portuguese, on the American continent. The park is not big. Driving in, the ticket is about $10 a car. Because we plan to go to other national parks, we bought an annual ticket of $80 for the National Park of the United States here. There is a statue in the park, a lighthouse and a memorial hall. There is nothing in it. In this park surrounded by the sea on three sides, you can overlook the opposite Colorado Island. It should have a good view when the weather is good. We also caught a hummingbird, an island the size of a bee, which had never been seen before.
Cabrillo National Moument and Point Lighthouse, A Memorial park for men and women that have fallen, fighting for our country, In uniform fighting men and women fighting for our freedom. A National Park In Honor. A lighthouse sits on top of the hill overlooking the Bay Built in the 1800's Watch in comming Ships . Cabrillo sailed in to the Bay by accident,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,There are walking trails, tide pools you can visit. Over looks the Pacific Ocean....... The Coast Guard House is there.A museum you can visit . A Film you can watch on the History .of the area.They have people dressed in period attaire, Re in actors to tell the story about Cabrillo........................ There are books and cards T-shirts Maps .
The tide pools are a great natural place to check out local sea life. They are located on Cabrillo National Park, and the entry/parking fee is $5. To get there you have to drive down the west side of the cliffs, and then follow the signs to the trails to the beaches. It is best to go at low tide, as more sea-life will be visible, and parking can be rough. The park opens at 9am. Expect to be in the sun, and get wet -- so make sure to bring flip-flops and sun screen. It is also a great spot for a picnic, but make sure to pack it in, and pack it out. There's not any sign of civilization nearby, and it's nice to keep it that way.You can also drive back up and check out the monument and lighthouse on the same pass.
We arrived here about 1 hour prior to sunset and walked down to the tide pools. My bf loves photography, and he said that the lighting on the cliffs was absolutely perfect. We drove back up to the Visitor's center to see a beautiful view of downtown San Diego and Coronado Island. We walked up to the Whale Overlook just as the sun was setting. The sunset was initially just average, but 20 minutes after sunset the entire sky and ocean turned light pink, then hot pink, then bright orange. It was probably the most beautiful sunset I had ever seen! $5 entry fee is good for 5 days, so I will definitely be back before it expires!
Cabrillo National Monument is so beautiful. You have some absolutely fabulous views of San Diego and the Pacific Ocean. The area is full of history and the park is geared towards educating it's guests about the environment and history of the place. When we visited they were hosting artists who had set up in the park and were painting different views and scenery. It was really fun seeing all the different styles and takes with the landscape right in front of you. I particularly enjoyed the tide pools and what felt like armadas of pelicans flying overhead.
The only National Park in San Diego!Cabrillo National Monument is a great place for short hikes, tidepools, whale watching and one of the best views of the San Diego Downtown Skyline.I would highly recommend the short Bayside Trail which takes you down to the water. Once you hike back up, stop off at the Light House and climb to the top.The views of the Pacific are amazing and well worth it to watch a beautiful sunset. If you are staying for a sunset, make sure to bring a jacket and/or blanket because it can get chilly.
I would say here is a Really good place for a walk and you can really enjoy the Great Views of San Diego from here !! First you have to pay 10 Dollars for Parking and there is a Cool place here for you to enjoy the Cool Breeze blowing around !! Also I would suggest going to the Light House it is really cool !!! Overall Good place to take your Family, Friends or even your Lover !!
It's an absolutely beautiful location with really cool history! The lighthouse and monument are amazing. The tide pools at the bottom are fun too! Definitely worth seeing if visiting and if you live here, frequent visits are a must because there isn't a more beautiful spot than at the end of Point Loma! I suggest wearing a good pair of tennis shoes because there is a lot to explore! Or, if you are looking for a pretty place to workout, there are two really good hills that will kick your butt!!