Point Loma, San Diego California

Along this piece of land there are mostly residentual areas, but also there is the Cabrillo
National Monument marking the place Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo first landed and discovered what we know as San Diego. This National monument includes the original lighthouse--which didn't work as it was too high and our traditional "marine layer" obscurred it's light--there are also a film auditorium, a large Park Headquarters offering books, flags and many other souvenirs for purchase. Outside, the headquarters there is a broad viewing deck and not only can you see the lay of the bay and surrounding land, information boards show the different types of boats, and birds to be seen on the bay. One of these boards even gives names to all the hill and mountian peaks in view. There is an entrance fee which includes parking and can be used for the whole week. Check out the FREE Summer Concerts.

Below the Monument on the west side of the peninsula, a road leads down to the present, working lighthouse and the fascinating tide pools. This is a great place to take kids in the summer--or even winter if you are brave--where they'd have a chance of finding sea life caught in the pools left during low tide.
  • Take Harbor Drive past the airport
  • Turn left onto Rosecrans Street
  • Turn right onto Canon Street
  • Turn left onto Catalina Blvd. (also known as Cabrillo Memorial Drive)
  • Follow Catalina Blvd. all the way to the end
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