• 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 »

Photo Gallery

Low Tide
Low Tide -1.5 ft
 
High Tide
High Tide +7.3 ft
 
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Solitary Anemone
 
Rosy_Nudibranch
Rosy Nudibranch, also called Hopkins Rose.
 
Green_Abalone
Green Abalone
 
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Giant Keyhole Limpet
 
Knobby Seastar
Knobby Seastar
 
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Bat Star
 
Sandcastle Worms
Sandcastle Worms
 
Gooseneck Barnacles
Gooseneck Barnacles

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.