Adventures In Kidifornia: Cabrillo National Monument
Go back in time as the explorers retrace the steps of Juan Cabrillo, the first European to explore the west coast! They’ll check out epic views of the Pacific, go whale watching, and learn about the delicate ecosystem that lives in the tide pools on the beach below.
In fact, the southern end of Cabrillo National Monument is easy to access and one of the best tidepool destinations in southern California. The mile-long Coastal Trail is an easy walk for youngsters and leads to shallow pools teeming with marine life. More than 200,000 people visit annually to climb to the top of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, to learn more about Cabrillo’s arrival in 1542, and to enjoy some stunning views of the San Diego coastline.