• 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

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?

Tidepools

Did you know that a fossilized fern was found at the tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument? It is now housed at the San Diego Natural History Museum.