• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Cabrillo National Monument Theater Closed on Selected Dates

    Due to National Park Service alternate uses, the Cabrillo National Monument theater will be closed to the public on the following dates: September 20, September 27, October 28 - 29, November 6, 2014. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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?

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Did you know that in World War II, the Japanese Navy was ordered to avoid San Diego because of the coastal defense systems in place, some of which can still be seen today within Cabrillo National Monument?