• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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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

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?

Old Point Loma Lighthouse

Did you know that the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument was only in service for 36 years? Due to its hilltop location, the light was frequently obscured by low clouds and fog, forcing construction of a new lighthouse closer to the water.