• 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 »

Guided Tours

You can embark on your own voyage of discovery when you visit Cabrillo National Monument. The park is primarily self-guided, so you may explore at your own pace and discover the natural and historical wonders that are found here. We also offer Ranger-guided walks and talks on the lighthouse, 16th century navigation and armaments, and natural history, as staffing allows. When you arrive, be sure to check the schedules located outside the auditorium or in the Visitor Center to see what guided programs may be offered.

There is a volunteer lead hike on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00am on the Bayside Trail. Learn about the rich and diverse ecosystems of the cliffs of CNM. Get a peak at the historic military significance of Point Loma. See the results of geological movement. Do all this while getting the best view of the skyline San Diego and the harbor.

Did You Know?

16th century galleons

Did you know that no one knows for sure where 16th century explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was born or what he looked like?