For the health and safety of native wildlife and your animal companions, pets are not allowed in the park, except in the coastal and tidepool areas. While there, they must be on a leash of no more than six feet. The National Park Service has prohibited pets on trails for many years. In particular, dogs can chase wildlife, pollute water sources, and can become defensive and dangerous in unfamiliar surroundings. These regulations protect both pets and wildlife from disease and each other, as frightened or surprised wildlife can be aggressive and could harm you or you pet.
Service animals such as guide dogs are always allowed.
Did You Know?
Did you know that in World War II, the Japanese Navy was ordered to avoid San Diego because of the coastal defense systems in place, some of which can still be seen today within Cabrillo National Monument?