Cabrillo Beach Park Statue – San Pedro CA


In 1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo became the first European explorer to see the coast of California. This statue of the explorer “Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo” was made in cast concrete by Henry Lion in 1936. It was a Federal Art Project. It stands on the shore near the San Pedro Breakwater.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Location Info

Click to open Map

Oliver Vickery Circle Way
San Pedro, CA 90731

Location notes:

Coordinates: 33.710111, -118.284058

One comment on “Cabrillo Beach Park Statue – San Pedro CA

  1. I just re-discovered Cabrillo’s statue. I was eight years old when I, and a few others from school, sneaked down to the beach (at night). We unveiled and covered Cabrillo with seaweed. We, silently, returned home after replacing the cover. The celebration was a success, the following day, I had mixed emotions:) I lived on Dennison Ave and was a frequent “guest” to the beach during the depression. I’m writing a book about my journey of the past 86 years. San Pedro will have much-to-say.

    Al Arnold

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note that the Living New Deal does not have the resources to provide research services; the information we have on this page is likely to be all the information we have for this site. If you have additional information or photos to share with us, please send them to [email protected]. Although we can sometimes assist you here, our comments section is mainly intended for visitors to share information with one another. We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.