Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the US. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Cabrillo National Monument lies at the tip of the Point Loma Peninsula, just west of the city of San Diego.
Address - 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr, San Diego, CA 92106.
The low tide time if you wish to explore the tidepools. The Visitor Center is a good place to start your exploration of the park. A short walk leads to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
A little south of the Lighthouse is the Whale Overlook. This vantage point offers pleasant views of the Pacific Ocean and the New Point Loma Lighthouse. Whales are often seen from here in January and February.
On the west side of the park, accessible by car only, is a beautiful coastal area. Birding is popular year round, and during extreme low tides visitors enjoy exploring the intertidal zone.
>City(s) = San Diego; State(s) = CA; Country = USA.
>Title = Cabrillo National Monument(Point Loma), San Diego, CA, USA - Video.
>Keywords = Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma, San Diego, CA, USA, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, tidepools, Point Loma Lighthouse, Whale Overlook (554)
>Catg = Beach [Ocean City/Miami/VA Beach] , Park [National/State/Regional /Local/Recreation Area] , Monuments [Washington Monument] , Scenic Drive [Skyline/Mountain Drive/Scenic/shore drive]