• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


    National Monument California

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  • 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 »

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?

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Did you know that the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument was one of the first lighthouses on the West Coast?