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Cabrillo National Monument

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    160.00 acres

Contact Information

Stewardships

Description

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, the park is home to a wealth of cultural and natural resources. Join us and embark on your own Voyage of Exploration.

Allowed Activities
Biking
Hiking
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Wheelchairs
Families
Visually Impaired

Additional Information

Cabrillo Entrance Fee - Per non commercial vehicle

Entrance fee is $20.00.

The pass is valid for seven full days.

Directions

FROM DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO 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

Weather

Check the current weather from the National Weather Service at https://www.weather.gov/. San Diego's climate is characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, with most of the annual precipitation falling between December and March. The city has a mild climate year-round, with an average of 201 days above 70 °F (21 °C) and low rainfall (9–13 inches [230–330 mm] annually).