• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until Mid to Late July

    The Visitor Center is undergoing a Seismic Retrofit. Visitors will still be able to access the Auditorium, Ballast View and the East Patio. These dates are subject to change. Please call 619 557-5450 for updated information

History & Culture

Lighthouse Window
Even a humble lighthouse windowsill can contain a lot of history and stories.
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History is a critical mission of many national parks, and Cabrillo National Monument is no exception. Sixteenth century exploration, 19th century lighthouses, and military history are all important elements here; click on a topic above to learn more.

Did You Know?

Egret

Did you know that over 200 species of birds have been recorded at Cabrillo National Monument, including land, shore, and sea birds.