Phone: +1 619-557-5450
Opening hours
  • Monday:9AM–5PM
  • Tuesday:9AM–5PM
  • Wednesday:9AM–5PM
  • Thursday:9AM–5PM
  • Friday:9AM–5PM
  • Saturday:9AM–5PM
  • Sunday:9AM–5PM
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4.8 (199 comments)

Review №1


Amazing place close to San Diego. Amazing views of the city, ocean, coast, and more. Really nice staff. The bay side trail was awesome and only 2 miles. Perfect for a half day visit. It was 20 dollars to get in. Would love to go back to try other trails and spend more time in the museum.

Review №2


All about the views for as far as you can see. While it can get touristy around the monument, you can learn a little history about the origins of Point Loma, see a really cool lighthouse, and go for a nice hike by the water. The tide pools offered a nice contrast where there were, yes picturesque views, but was a little calmer than your typical beach going areas. They offer an annual membership at a very inexpensive rate. The only knock is it closes early and would make it hard to visit during the workweek.

Review №3


Probably some of the best views of San Diego. You can watch planes coming and going at the airport and airbase, and see the boats and ships coming and going from a high vantage point. The monument and light house stories are interesting part of history, but I think my favourite part was driving down to the new lighthouse area and checking out the tide pools and cliffs. There was even a sailboat that been breached and sent ashore at some point. Please just be careful of the cliff edges, there are no guardrails and Im not sure I would be as trusting as some of the ground beneath them.

Review №4


Very peaceful with great views overlooking San Diego and Coronado Island. Unfortunately, the tide was coming in when we arrived around 11am. Low tide is 8am and 5pm. High is peak at 1pm. Were still able to do tide pooling in some areas. We saw the shipwreck, which is cool. History of the lighthouse is very interesting.

Review №5


Cabrillo offers the best views of the city and ocean in San Diego. There are a few hiking trails with wonderful views. Make sure to not forget to go to the tide pools at the bottom of the mountain/hill. If you are in town for a few days do this first as your pass is good for 7 days.

Review №6


If you travel to San Diego on a sunny day, I would confidently recommend this place. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown San Diego and even the Tijuana side of Mexico. You can enjoy hiking while looking at the fantastic scenery. In addition, The entrance fee is not worth it. And, If you have a National Park Pass, you can enjoy it for free.

Review №7


We visited from LA as a day trip and this place did not disappoint us. First the visitor center ,with amazing views of ocean, navy base, harbor, Coronado island. There is a exhibit room with some history of Cabrillo, explorer. Then head towards the Statue of Juan Cabrillo, then Lighthouse, big lens, whale overlook, tidepool and the cemetery. There are few hiking trails too. If you are planning for picnic, carry food and water. There is a small drink and snack vending machine near the visitor center.

Review №8


The statue is pretty cool, with the nice view and all. Its standing on top of the water overlooking the harbour. You can also see all the ships and boats in the water. Military helicopters pass every now and again. So do the ships. It has a really nice view and you should definitely take pictures.

Review №9


Nice place to see sweeping views of San Diego. We hiked multiple trails and they seemed relatively easy, although there were some decent inclines, for me anyway. Went to see the tide pools at low tide and that was very neat.

Review №10


Cabrillo is an amazing place. Views in every direction (weather dependent), ample parking, tide pools, historical lighthouse, hands on exploration, clean and accessible restrooms.Plan ahead for clothing. Overcast mornings can be cold, there is usually a breeze. Warm summer months have nearly endless views. Tons of photo opportunities.Coronado and downtown to the east, Mexico to the south, the vastness of the Pacific to the west, and historic Fort Rosecrans to the north.

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