California Historical Landmarks in San Diego County

California Historical Landmark 56
Cabrillo Landing Site
South End of Rosecrans Street
San Diego

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.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Because this historical marker is located on Naval Base Point Loma, it is not accessible to the public.
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