• 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.

Outdoor Activities

Sunrise from Cabrillo National Monument
Outdoor enthusiasts can witness beautiful vistas at Cabrillo National Monument.
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With plenty of sunshine year round, it’s easy to enjoy outdoor activities in San Diego and at Cabrillo National Monument during any time of the year. Each month, the City basks in an average of 68% sunny days, and the typical temperature will be just over 70 degrees, even during the winter.

Some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy while at Cabrillo National Monument:

  • Hiking – The Bayside Trail is a scenic 2-mile trail that takes you through a prime example of endangered coastal sage scrub habitat
  • Birding
  • Photography
  • Whale watching (during winter months)
  • Tidepooling (during winter months)
  • Enjoying the native plants (year round) and wildflowers (during the spring and summer months)
  • Bicycling along Cabrillo Memorial Drive
  • Watching ships cruise in and out of San Diego Harbor
  • Taking in the nearly-360 degree view of the City of San Diego, Pacific Ocean, Mexico, and the surrounding mountains to the north and east
  • Solitude

Click here to visit the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau website to find out what the weather will be like during your visit.

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.