Cabrillo National Monument open until sunset during summer weekends

The park includes the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, first illuminated in 1855.
The park includes the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, first illuminated in 1855.

Cabrillo National Monument open until sunset during summer weekends
May 26, 2021

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 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.

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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.

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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

Lindsay Caron seriously injured

The falling tears for the precious lives lost or destroyed from vehicular collisions will not dampen the demand for action now! The time to fulfill the promise of robust, safe infrastructure for all road users is right now. The advocating, talking, meetings, planning and designs have all been done; we must act to build safe infrastructure for all road users today, in order to save lives!

Bicyclist suffers serious head injuries in hit-and-run

City News Service –  April 20, 2021

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Police Tuesday were searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and seriously injured a bicyclist while she was riding on a Pacific Beach street. The incident happened shortly after 10:20 p.m. Monday on Ingraham Street near Fortuna Avenue, south of Grand Avenue, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

A 39-year-old woman was riding her bicycle southbound on Ingraham Street when she was struck from behind by an unknown driver behind the wheel of a dark, four-door SUV, Buttle said. The impact ejected the victim from the bicycle and she fell to the ground face down, the officer said. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, including a fractured skull and a “major brain bleed,” Buttle said.

The suspect was last seen heading southbound on Ingraham Street and the suspect vehicle sustained front end damage, he said.

Anyone with information about the crash or the location of the suspect vehicle is asked to call SDPD’s traffic division at 858-495-7805 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.


Lindsay Caron in 2009
Lindsay Caron in 2009

Former Portlander Lindsay Caron seriously injured
by hit-and-run driver while biking in San Diego

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) April 23rd, 2021

Lindsay Caron is in a San Diego hospital after being hit from behind by a driver while riding her bike on Monday. The collision caused life-threatening injuries and Lindsay is still at the hospital. A friend who set up a Facebook support group for Lindsay said she’s in a medically-induced coma and is scheduled for several surgeries.

Lindsay lives in Seattle and is a prodigious traveler and adventurer who attended Portland State University from 2009 to 2012. When not working toward her environmental studies degree, she was active in the cycling scene. In 2010 she wrote a few stories for BikePortland. In 2011 she earned a professional development grant from Portland Society.

Portland resident Joe Kurmaskie was a friend of Lindsay’s. He wrote on Facebook yesterday that he worked on traffic safety advocacy with her. “She’s always full of great ideas, a real caring person with a spark in her eyes — a happy warrior for good things.”

In an Instagram update posted March 9th, Lindsay shared what cycling meant to her:

   “Grateful everyday that somehow at 19 a girl friend gave me a bicycle, and I started bike commuting. Grateful every day that such a simple thing – riding a bike – is such an easily accessible source of joy, strength, peace, fun, health, clarity, and grounding. Grateful for the way this simple machine has changed my life – and empowered women throughout history.”

Ingraham Street at Fortuna Street is a very fast, narrow, four-lane arterial road into and out of Pacific Beach.

Cycling advocates in San Diego say the stretch of road where Lindsay was hit is “is extremely dangerous” for people on bikes. A look at Google Street View shows a multi-lane street with parking on both sides and no dedicated space for cycling. “It’s time for @CityofSanDiego to take #VisionZero seriously,” said one advocate on Twitter yesterday.

I am heartbroken by this news. And I’m sick and tired of how so many drivers and city planners show absolutely zero regard for the safety of anyone outside of a car.

Please think good thoughts for Lindsay.