Situated at the southern end of Point Loma Peninsula, Cabrillo National Monument offers spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the city skyline. The unique vantage point from the 422-foot overlook once offered European explorers their first look at the West Coast and later became home to military installations and a lighthouse. Climb the overlook and take in the panoramic view of the bay, skyline, and the wide, blue Pacific. Hike the Bayside Trail along the coast and keep an eye out for migrating California Grey whales in winter. Step lightly along the cliffs and explore the rocky tide pools for a look at life under the sea. Or, transport yourself through time to an era of sailing vessels and oil lamps with a visit to the lighthouse.
The view from the monument is amazing. After seeing the monument take a ride down to the tide pools and walk the trails along the rocky coast. The views are breathtaking. We were there at high tide so we weren't able to look into the tide pools. Even so, we enjoyed our visit very much and we look forward to returning.
Cabrillo National Monument and More Nearby
San Diego, California