• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    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 »

Status and Trends - A Fifteen Year Report

Barnacles
Barnacles are one of dozens of species that inhabit the tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument.
NPS Photo
 
In order to gain information to conserve the tidepool communities unimpaired for future generations, the National Park Service has been engaged in a monitoring effort through the Cabrillo Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program (CRIMP) since 1990. Click here to download the 15 year report.

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?