• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until August 8

    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

Tidepool Monitoring Volunteers

Tidepools at Cabrillo National Monument
Volunteer Tidepool Monitors provide a critical service to Cabrillo National Monument, and help ensure the health of this fragile resource.
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Since 1990, Cabrillo National Monument has been engaged in a long-term monitoring effort of the tidepools. Thirteen key species are being monitored using four types of study techniques during spring and fall - and volunteers are a key component of the research. Click here for a in-depth primer for Tidepool Monitoring Volunteers.

Did You Know?

Harbor view

Did you know that Cabrillo National Monument boasts one of the best harbor views in the world? On clear winter days, you can experience a panorama that stretches from Mexico to the snow-capped mountains east of Los Angeles.