Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park is well worth visiting. There are
three buildings that are open to the public, including the lighthouse with its
museum and gift shop, the first assistant light keeper’s house, and a Marine
Even today the
lighthouse is an active “aid to navigation” by using it 100-year-old
third-order Fresnel lens.
From the main
parking lot near the entrance you can hike down to the lighthouse (half a mile)
on the main paved road.
There are few
other hiking trails throughout the Point which wind through coastal prairie and
coastal bluff habitats. It can be chilly and windy. Layered clothing is
At your hikes
you can spot harbor seals resting on offshore rocks as well as sea lions