• 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 »

Getting Around

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Getting around Cabrillo NM is easy!!
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It’s easy to get around Cabrillo National Monument. State Highway 209, also known as Cabrillo Memorial Drive, is the only road leading into the park, and it is signed and well-marked. Wide, paved paths and sidewalks lead visitors to the Visitor Center Complex, Lighthouse area, Whale Overlook, and Military History Exhibit. If a member of your party is unable to walk to the Lighthouse area, stop in at the Visitor Center for a pass that will enable you to drive there.

Did You Know?

Lighthouse

Did you know that assistant lighthouse keeper Maria Israel of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse made and sold shell picture frames? Today, you can see one of the frames made by Maria still hanging in the lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument.