Fees & Passes

Admission to Cabrillo National Monument includes both the Tidepools and Lighthouse/Statue areas.


No refunds are given due to inclement weather or high tides.

Preferred payment method is Credit/Debit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). Cash is only accepted in limited circumstances.

Checks can be used, but a Tax I.D. or social security number is required.

Cabrillo Pass and Fees

 
2021 Cabrillo Annual Pass. Depicts patchy clouds hanging over silver-gold water, beneath a blue sky.

Cabrillo National Monument Annual Pass - $35 (U.S. Dollars)


Purchase a digital version of this pass online, before your visit.

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 Vehicle Permit - $20 (U.S. Dollars)

Admits one single, private, non-commercial vehicle and all its passengers.

Cabrillo National Monument Motorcycle Permit - $15 (U.S. Dollars)

Admits one single, private, non-commercial motorcycle and its passenger(s).

Cabrillo National Monument Individual Permit - $10/person (U.S. Dollars)

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.

 

Other Passes

These passes admit the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private car.

 
2021 Interagency Annual Pass. Depicts a lone hiker in mist surrounded by giant trees and dense greenery.

America the Beautiful—National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass - $80


Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for national parks and other federal fee areas. Valid for 12 months from date of purchase. This replaces the National Parks Pass and Golden Eagle Pass.

 
 
2021 Military Annual Pass. Depicts a lone hiker in mist surrounded by giant trees and dense greenery.

Annual Pass for US Military – Free


Annual pass covering entrance and standard amenity fees for all active US military personnel and their dependents. Valid for 12 months from date of issuance. (Proper identification required).

Since Veterans Day 2020, Gold Star Families and US military veterans are eligible to receive free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, such as Cabrillo National Monument.
Learn more about free entry for veterans and Gold Star Families.

 
Access Pass. Depicts an owl flying over a wheat field.

Access Pass – Free


Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities.

 
2021 Senior Annual Pass. Depicts a lone hiker in mist surrounded by giant trees and dense greenery.

Senior Annual Pass – $20

Annual admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older. Valid for 12 months from date of issuance.

 
Senior Lifetime Pass, Depicts a a ram jumping through a river.

Senior Lifetime Pass – $80

Lifetime admission and discount pass for US citizens or permanent residents who are age 62 or older.

 

Find more information about passes
You can also order America the Beautiful Passes by mail from the USGS. Shipping and handling fees apply.

 

Organized Group Entrance Fees

• Commercial

Vehicle Capacity / Price

1 to 6 / ($30)
7 to 25 / ($45)
26 or more / ($100)

• Non-Commercial

Organized Non-Commercial Groups include church groups, college/school groups, scouts, service organizations, military, etc.

All holders of America the Beautiful Interagency Passes, Cabrillo Passes, and those under 16 years of age will be exempt from payment of fees. Passes allow free entrance to individual pass holders under the conditions stated on the pass.

Vehicles with a capacity of 16 or less are charged the $20.00 vehicle permit fee. Vehicles with 17 or more seats will instead be charged the $10 per person individual rate for any passengers that are not free. The total fee charged for an Organized Non-Commercial Group will not exceed $100 per vehicle.

Last updated: March 20, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Phone:

(619) 523-4285

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