• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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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

Human Effects

Enjoying tidepools
The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument continue to be a popular destination.
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Visitor Use Impact

Click here to download the 1978 project report which documented the biological resources of several intertidal habitats at Cabrillo National Monument, examining differences in biota where visitor use was heavy and where it was light.

Oil Spill Response Plan

Click here to download Cabrillo National Monument's oil spill response plan, developed in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Game's Office of Spill Prevention and Response.

Did You Know?

16th century galleons

Did you know that no one knows for sure where 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was born or what he looked like?