Cabrillo National Monument open until sunset during summer weekends
May 26, 2021 sdnews.com
Cabrillo National Monument will be open until sunset on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays starting Friday, May 28 for Memorial Day weekend through Sunday, Sept. 5 of Labor Day weekend.
The tide-pool area will be open until 30 minutes before sunset. Normal operating hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the tide-pools closing at 4:30 p.m. These exclusive extended hours on weekends will provide increased access for visitors to enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and San Diego during sunset.
Park facilities are open, including trails, restrooms, exhibits, visitor center, park store and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse. The theater is temporarily closed for renovations.
Cabrillo National Monument is one of over 400 units in the National Park Service system. The park is perched on the southern end of the Point Loma peninsula more than 400 feet above the shoreline. The park offers unparalleled panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the urban skyline and mountain ranges from San Diego to Mexico.
Updates about current conditions are available at nps.gov/cabr and social media channels. Annual park passes, day use passes, and national park passes are available for purchase in person at the park entrance. Free passes are available for active duty military, veterans, people with permanent disabilities, and 4th graders.
Visit nps.gov/cabr/planyourvisit/fees.htm for more information.
Cabrillo National Monument Annual Pass – $35 Best Buy!
Annual pass providing free entrance to Cabrillo National Monument for 12 months from the date of purchase. Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers or a group of 4 entering by foot or bicycle.
Cabrillo National Monument Individual Permit – $10/person One time use only.
Admits one individual when entering by foot or bicycle. Groups of up to 4 people walking in or on bicycles are capped at $20 total. Individuals 15 years old and younger are admitted free of charge.
Hey fourth graders!
See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free.
Ride your bike out to the Point for a casual weekend sunset event. Take some time to see the city of San Diego bask in the warmth of a beautiful summer sunset, as you take in the views from high above the San Diego Bay. Take a snack and a lite-jacket and bring your binoculars and cameras for some gorgeous sightseeing and pictures. Be sure to have bike lights for the ride home. It’s mostly downhill from here!
Fee Free Days
The National Park Service will offer the following fee free days in 2021:
- January 18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- April 17 – Start of National Park Week
- August 4 – Great American Outdoors Act Signing Day
- August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
- September 25 – National Public Lands Day
- November 11 – Veterans Day