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.
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.
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.
The Cabrillo National Monument was
established in 1913, to commemorate
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's voyage of
We had a great time here, great place
with alot of history for the whole family.
Cabrillo National Monument is open daily from 9am to 5pm and USD5 is charged for every car but it is free for handicapped.
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.
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
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
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.
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.