Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument memorializes the accomplishments of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's exploration of the California coast in 1542.   The park offers a superb view of San Diego’s harbor and skyline.  At the highest point of the park stands the overlook of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, which has been a San Diego icon since 1854.   Cabrillo National Monument is located south of Fort Rosecrans Military Reservation. 

By Car:
From Interstate Highways I-5 South or I-8 West, take the Rosecrans exit (also known as State Highway 209). Stay on Rosecrans into Point Loma to Canon Street; turn right onto Canon. Take a left onto Catalina and follow it to the end.
From Interstate Highway I-5 North, take the Airport Exit (also known as Hawthorne Street). Follow Hawthorne towards San Diego Bay. Take a right onto Harbor Drive. Stay on Harbor Drive past the Airport to Rosecrans; take a left onto Rosecrans. Stay on Rosecrans to Canon Street; turn right onto Canon. Take a left onto Catalina and follow it to the end.

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  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Dr.
  • San Diego, CA 92106-3601
  • 619-557-5450
  • Directions
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