Climbing out of his boat and onto shore in 1542, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo stepped into history as the first European to set foot on what is now the West Coast of the United States. In addition to telling the story of 16th century exploration, Cabrillo National Monument is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Visit and embark on your own Voyage of Discovery.

Cabrillo National Monument is located at the end of Point Loma in San Diego, California.  Click here for  basic information on location, directions, hours and other information (you will be redirected to the National Park Service website).

Things to Explore at Cabrillo National Monument

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Tour the Old Point Loma Lighthouse




Explore the Tidepools


Whale Watching


Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, Living History

Take a Trip Back in Time and Experience Our Living History


Cabrillo National Monument Foundation - Military History Museum

Investigate the World War II Military History at Point Loma



Junior Ranger, Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

Become a Junior Ranger for a Day