Alerts & Conditions

Alerts

Park Closure

  • Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,, Cabrillo Sea Cave Closed Visitors are advised that the Cabrillo Sea Cave is located within a closed area of the park. Due to extremely dangerous conditions and in compliance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act, no entry is allowed at any time. Closure enforced by Federal law.

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Cabrillo Sea Cave Closed

All Visitors are advised that the Cabrillo Sea Cave is located within a closed area of the park. The Sea Cave and nearby area have been closed since the 1980s due to extremely dangerous conditions and to comply with the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Entry into this area is not permitted at any time. Violators are subject to federal fines and sentencing.

Marine mammals use this area and are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Approaching and/or disturbing marine mammals (i.e., seals and sea lions) and their young is not allowed. Doing so is a violation of the Act, and violators are subject to fines and sentencing.

The cave was created by sudden and catastrophic sandstone erosion and rock falls. Periodic bluff collapse is constant along the California coast. To avoid injury, stay back from cliff edges and do not walk under overhangs or along the base of escarpment faces.

 

Resurfacing Roads and Parking Lots - April 12 -17


The fees you pay to enter Cabrillo National Monument go towards many projects, including maintaining park grounds. Your fees are at work this week and next as we resurface the roads and parking lots of Cabrillo National Monument for a smoother visit next time you're out! Here are the days and times that certain areas will be impacted:

April 12th, 2019:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Road to Bayside Trail (closed) and Lighthouse Area (limited access)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Road from entrance station to in front of visitor center (intermittent traffic)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Ocean View Parking lot (closed)

April 15th, 2019:
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Entrance Station (intermittent traffic)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: North Bay of main parking lot (closed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Last parking lot in tidepools (closed)

April 16th, 2019:
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Tidepool road (only one lane open/intermittent traffic)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM: South bay of main parking area (closed)
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Road into the park to in front of visitor center (intermittent traffic)

April 17th, 2019:
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Middle Bay of main parking (closed)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Exit lane of park (intermittent traffic)
 
Trash Free Park sign

Cabrillo National Monument is a smoke-free and trash-free park.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the park grounds, including the tidepools, trails and parking lots. Smoking is also prohibited in all buildings.

In November 2010, the park became "trash-free" with the removal of 95% of the garbage cans and recycling bins from the grounds. Please help us maintain our "trash-free" park by packing out whatever you bring in.

Last updated: April 12, 2019

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Mailing Address:

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Phone:

(619) 557-5450

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