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Expert Review of Cabrillo National Monument

Parks and Outdoors Review of Cabrillo National Monument

Away Travel Expert: Ann Marie Brown
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Whale Watching
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Most visitors come to Cabrillo National Monument to visit the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and watch the gray whales parade by on their annual migration. But if you want to see more of the sparkling coastal scenery at Point Loma, take a walk on the one-mile Bayside Trail, which provides nonstop views of San Diego Bay and the wide Pacific.
  • Time your trip for low tide and you can visit Cabrillo National Monument's tidepools, which are some of the best in Southern California. You may see hermit crabs, abalone, sea stars, anemones, snails, limpets, sea urchins, and other intertidal creatures. The monument's visitor center offers video programs and brochures on tidepooling, which will aid you in your exploration.
  • Birding at Cabrillo is outstanding. The coastal Mediterranean habitat on the point attracts native and migrating birds, and Point Loma is located on the Pacific Flyway. More than 200 species of land, shore, and sea birds have been identified here.

Point Loma
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr
San Diego, California
Parking: Daily 9am-5pm
Price: Admission $5 per vehicle, $3 for walk-ins (valid for 7 days from purchase)

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 619/557-5450
Transportation: Bus: 84. By car, take I-8 W. to Rosecrans St., turn right on Canon St., left on Catalina, and follow signs
Price Information: Admission $5 per vehicle, $3 for walk-ins (valid for 7 days from purchase)
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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