• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


    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

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"What's the view like right now?"

Click here to check out our live webcams with current views of the rocky intertidal and San Diego harbor.

Google Earth
Download Google Earth to explore Cabrillo National Monument from your computer!

Explore Cabrillo National Monument using Google Earth. Join us on a narrated tour of the monument through this interactive map. The tour is a guide to the park that includes a voiceover and pop-up balloons along the way. View the fly-over video or click through the interactive map to hear the unique stories of many key features of the park.The tour is available through a downloadable KMZ file that opens in Google Earth or with a web browser plug-in (software) available at http://earth.google.com/plugin/tours.


Monumental Memories Scrapbook

You can download and view the Monumental Memories Scrapbook which was created for the Centennial Celebration for Cabrillo National Monument. The scrapbook includes photos from the archives as well as photos submitted by the public. This is a big file, over 150 pages, so give it time to download.

You can also down a portion of the scrapbook from the links below. The 150 pages were divided into three sections, each 50 pages in length. These subsections are 133 megabytes in size.

Monumental Memories Scrapbook (150 pages, 450 megabytes)
Monumental Memories Scrapbook Part 1 (pages 1-50, 133 megabytes)
Monumental Memories Scrapbook Part 2 (pages 51-100, 133 megabytes)
Monumental Memories Scrapbook Part 3 (pages 101-150, 133 megabytes)


Did You Know?


Did you know that delicate-looking tidepool creatures at Cabrillo National Monument are actually very hardy, and have adapted well to harsh conditions of pounding surf, intermittent exposure to sun and drying wind, and sharp changes in temperature and salinity?