Cabrillo National Monument welcomes individuals who may have physical or mobility concerns! The following services are available to you. If there is something else you need that will make your trip easier, please call ahead of your visit. For more information, please ask a ranger at the park or contact us ahead of time. Please email or call 619-523-4285.
Accessible ParkingThere is accessible car and van parking spaces in the main lot and in the tidepool area. Want to visit the lighthouse? Ask a ranger for a pass to get our accessible parking behind the lighthouse. (Visitors without this pass are asked to walk up an upward sloping concrete path to the top of a hill where the lighthouse is located. This is about a 5 minute walk.)
Wheelchair Accessible Drinking Fountains and BinocularsAll drinking fountains in the park are wheelchair accessible. Coin-operated, pedestal-mounted binoculars are available in the Visitor Center Bay Overlook and the Kelp Overlook. There are two accessible mounted-pedestal binoculars in each of these areas. If you prefer, there are also individual binoculars available to borrow. Ask a ranger in the Visitor Center for assistance.
Unisex, Single-Stall RestroomsTwo large, wheelchair accessible unisex, single restrooms with baby changing tables are available at the Visitor Center.
Wheelchair for LoanA wheelchair is available for use throughout the park. Please ask a ranger at the visitor center for assistance.
Gently Sloping Concrete PathwaysSidewalks and ramps connect the main areas of the park together (Main Parking Lot, Ballast View Overlook, Visitor Center, Visitor Center Bay Overlook, Cabrillo Statue, Lighthouse, Kelp Overlook, and Military Museum). Other paths in the park include:
Volunteer with Cabrillo National Monument!
Local to the park? We can use your help! We have several volunteer opportunities available to you. One opportunity is the Accessibility Support Assistant. People in this volunteer position will help Cabrillo National Monument stay accessible and welcoming as possible to individuals who have physical or mobility concerns.
Last updated: August 28, 2020