If your group is larger than 10 persons and you wish to visit the tidepools, a free Tidepool Permit is required. Click here for more information on obtaining a Permit.
VEHICLE ACCESS - PLEASE NOTE
Please remember that access to the coastal area is only by vehicle via Cabrillo Road. Travel by any other means is dangerous and not permitted. There is no pedestrian access. Parking is limited, so we encourage carpools or bus transportation.
Did You Know?
Did you know that in World War II, the Japanese Navy was ordered to avoid San Diego because of the coastal defense systems in place, some of which can still be seen today within Cabrillo National Monument?