Lighthouse Will Be Closed for Seismic Retrofit April 7 through May 16
The Lighthouse is undergoing a Seismic retrofit and will be closed from April 7 - May 16. Visitors can still access the Assistant Keepers Quarters exhibit from the south door, Lighthouse Comfort Station, and Kelp Forest Overlook. Call 619-557-5450.
Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed May 19 through June 16
The Visitor Center will be undergoing a Seismic Retrofit and will be closed. 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
National Parks Week
Come Join us during National Parks Week April 19-27. You can see the schedule here. More »
A Virtual Visit to the Tidepools
High tide at the intertidal area of Cabrillo National Monument. Lots of water, but no tidepools!
Now that's more like it! A good example of low tide - let's begin our exploration!
When you arrive at the tidepools, stop first at the kiosk at the trailhead and check out the latest exhibit.
Visit the Education Table if volunteers are working.
The trail ends at a grouping of balanced rocks, deposited on their rocky perch by strong wave action.
Venture out and discover what waits in the pools between the rocks after the tide has receded.
Don't be afraid to crouch down low to get a close-up view.
When you leave, be sure to discover the beauty of the high splash zone, located by the balanced rocks. Be careful, however, and watch your step: you are now back on top of the cliffs.
The end of another picture-perfect day at the tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument. What did you discover?
Did You Know?
Did you know that there are over three hundred native plants found within Cabrillo National Monument?