Cabrillo National Monument is one of those things that you do when you say, "Hey, I've lived in San Diego for 4 years, and I haven't really been anywhere historic/landmark/cool/touristy lately." Mostly, though, we just used this opportunity to get out of the house and scramble around on the rocks/tide pool area. We did hit the ranger station and read a little about the monument and see an interesting little film on whales, so going to the actual monument wasn't a waste.
Loved the pretty blue, green, and purple colors in this anemone.
The cliffs were very layered and square-ish.. I liked the look of this piece of rectangular prism piece of rock jutting out.