NO. 56 CABRILLO LANDING SITE - Seeking the mythical Strait of Anián (the Northwest Passage) for Spain, on September 28, 1542, Iberian navigator Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo brought his three ships to Ballast Point, the first European landing on the coast of Alta California.
Base of Ballast Point, S end of Rosecrans St, where historic markers are on a half circle, U.S. Naval Submarine Base, San Diego
This landmark is located on a Naval Submarine Base so there is limited access. One opportunity to visit the landmark is during "The Annual Cabrillo Festival". This takes place in the fall. See the link below. ~~~~~~~Another way to get on the base is to attend "The Annual Battle of San Diego Bay Celebration" that takes place in the spring. ~~~~~~~~~ We entered the base as guests of a long time college friend who is "retired Navy".