Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego

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1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive (619) 557-5450

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    Cabrillo Point: Birth place of California

    by dinhyen Updated May 2, 2003

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    Point Cabrillo Natinal Monument

    On this promontory in 1542 Portuguese captain and navigator Joao Cabrillo supposedly stood surveying the new land and claimed it for Spain. A monument now stands at the site, which affords a sweeping view of the Harbor.

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    Cabrillo National Monument

    by basstbn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Cabrillo National Monument

    Juan Rodr?go Cabrillo was the first European to lead an exploration of what is now the coast of southern California. In 1542, Cabrillo first sailed into the bay of San Diego. This monument high above the bay on Point Loma comemorates his achievements.

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    The Light House at Point Loma

    by basstbn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    This old light house sits high above the Pacific Ocean at the very tip of Point Loma peninsula. In fact, it was built too high, and had to be replaced with one lower on the side of the hill. First illuminated in 1855, Its beacon was often above the fog and could not be seen by passing ships. Operated in conjunction with the Cabrillo National Monument by the US National Park Service.

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    Cabrillo National Monument

    by acemj Written Oct 21, 2002

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    This national park area and monument is dedicated Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo who landed in the San Diego Bay in 1542. The great discoverer is memorialized by this magnificent statue. The highest point in the park is marked by the Point Loma Lighthouse. You'll find some of the best views of the city and harbor from here.

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    by CDNgirl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Cabrillo Lighthouse at sunset

    Cabrillo National Monument has amazing views of the ocean and Coronado. Try to get up there about an hour before it closes to see the lighthouse and watch the sun go down. Its an incredible experience, the incomparable view and the only noise being that of the ocean and new lighthouse. A must see and worth the drive.

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    Cabrillo National Monument #2

    by al_mary Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Cabrillo National Monument was
    established in 1913, to commemorate
    Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's voyage of
    discovery.

    We had a great time here, great place
    with alot of history for the whole family.

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    Cabrillo National Monument

    by winnietankl Written Aug 30, 2010

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    Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Monument
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    Cabrillo National Monument is open daily from 9am to 5pm and USD5 is charged for every car but it is free for handicapped.

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    View From Cabrillo Monument

    by Ken_Weaver Written Jul 1, 2005

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    View of North Island NAS

    This is a view of the North Island Naval Air Station as taken from Point Loma. You can get the best view of the city from here also.

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    Point Loma views

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jan 18, 2004

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    Pt Loma View

    One of the main reason to visit Cabrillo National Monument is the spectacular views of San Diego, the bay and Coronado Island that one gets from Point Loma

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    Point Loma Lighthouse

    by Jim_Eliason Written Jan 18, 2004

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    Point Loma Lighthouse

    On the end of Point Loma in Cabrillo National Monument park is this lighthouse that has been used since spanish times to guide sailors into San Diego bay

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    by brdwtchr Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Cabrillo National Monument at the South end of Point Loma is a nice place for picture taking when the weather is clear. Can see more photos and learn more about this lighthouse in my travelogue.

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    Stop over on Coronado and go...

    by hersheybar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Stop over on Coronado and go see the lighthouse and see the national monument to Cabrillo. You can look back over the city of San Diego or on the opposite side....out into the Pacific.

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