This park celebrates the explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, the first European to set foot on the California coast. A museum exhibition documents Cabrillo's life and travels, as well as early California native peoples and industries. The site also features abundant natural beauty: hillsides covered with flowers, birds nesting in the trees, and lizards darting across every pathway. A lookout point near the park's Old Point Loma Lighthouse provides one of the best places anywhere on land to observe migrating gray whales.


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