"Whale Overlook~" Cabrillo National Monument Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

Cabrillo National Monument Things to Do: 44 reviews and 155 photos

There is a great area at the top from the lighthouse if you walk up the trail. Here you will see a covered overlook with a viewing area of glass that overlooks Point Loma. I take it, it can get cold up here and I bet this little viewing area becomes very welcomed. The Gray Whales migrate through here on their 12,000-mile journey. Best time is January and February. They leave the Arctic summer feeding ground in September and travel along the coast towards the bay of Baja California. This is where the females bring their calves into the world. In spring, they head north. Adult whales weigh from 20 to 45 tons and can be long as 50 feet. They can dive as deep as 200 feet and stay under water for 20 minutes. If anything, take a look at the wonderful display plaque that is loaded with all kinds of wonderful facts and information and there is a lovely whale sculpture to admire too.

Directions: Located at the Cabrillo National Monument and Lighthouse
Website: http://www.nps.gov/cabr

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 25, 2010
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