What to Do This President’s Day: Explore the Cabrillo Tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument Park
February 11, 2015
Looking for something special to do this President's Day weekend? We have a suggestion, Naval Complex San Diego residents! Head to Cabrillo National Monument Park! From Saturday, Feb. 14, through Monday, Feb. 16, this scenic National Park — named for Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo — will offer free admission in honor of the holiday.
Try to imagine the coastline as seen by Cabrillo way back in the mid-16th century, when the explorer and his crew are said to have "discovered" America's West Coast after anchoring just off of Point Loma's east shore. Visit the storied Old Point Loma Lighthouse, then follow the one-mile coastal trail down to the Cabrillo tidepools. During low tide, the rocky coastline reveals small, shallow pools of water, which play host to countless creatures native to the San Diego coast. You're likely to spot starfish, anemones, mussels, urchins, and possibly an octopus as you cautiously step about the landscape.
Remember: Look only with your eyes, and leave only footprints!
Cabrillo Tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument Park
Point Loma, San Diego, CA