Operating Hours & Seasons
WE'RE OPEN 364 DAYS OF THE YEAR
Cabrillo National Monument is open 364 days a year, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - we are closed Christmas Day, December 25. For security purposes, the entrance station closes at 4:30 PM, the main gate into Cabrillo National Monument is closed at 4:45 PM, and all visitors must exit the park by 5:00 PM. Please note the following facility closing times:
5:00 PM Park Closure
On Sunday, October 1, 2006, the Navy began closing Post 2 on Cabrillo Memorial Drive (Catalina Blvd.) and Electron Drive at 5:00 PM. As a result, 5:00 PM is the latest that the general public is allowed to enter the Federal Naval Reservation. This change means that we have returned to the visiting hours that were in effect until 1998. Unfortunately, it also means that visitors will no longer be able to stay on the grounds of Cabrillo National Monument until sunset.
This is a permanent change and is being done to improve the security of Naval Base Point Loma and to make more efficient use of limited Navy funds. Closing Post 2 at 5:00 PM also enables us to make more efficient use of our staff by having an additional ranger on duty in the mornings to protect park resources, complete projects, and provide assistance for law enforcement and first-aid emergencies.
Please note: The entrance station closes at 4:30 PM, the main gate into Cabrillo National Monument closes at 4:45 PM, and all visitors must exit the park by 5:00 PM.
Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.
Did You Know?
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