• 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.

Traffic & Travel Tips

Foggy hills
Fog can appear suddenly during any time of year and dramatically change the landscape - and visibility.
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  • Please watch for pedestrians while in Cabrillo National Monument.
  • Watch the roadways for wildlife – cottontails, squirrels, snakes, and lizards are frequently seen on the roads in and around the monument.
  • Fog, low clouds, or mist can occur at any time of the year and reduce visibility considerably. Use headlights and caution.
  • Catalina Blvd., the road approaching Cabrillo National Monument, has a maximum speed limit of 35 MPH. The speed is reduced to 15 MPH as you near the entrance station.
  • The road leading to the tidepools, Cabrillo Road, has a maximum speed limit of 25 MPH.
  • Many bicyclists, walkers, and joggers use Catalina Blvd. and Cabrillo Memorial Drive daily. Keep an eye out for them and use caution when they are nearby.
  • Please be aware that the monument is surrounded by Navy property, and access to those areas is strictly limited.
  • Catalina Blvd. / Cabrillo Memorial Drive are also known as State Highway 209.


Did You Know?

Tidepools

Did you know that a fossilized fern was found at the tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument? It is now housed at the San Diego Natural History Museum.