The Annual Beach Parking Pass allows you to park in all beach parking lots from Beach Boulevard to the pier, the Pier Plaza "Pay & Display" lots, meter lots between Goldenwest Street and Seapoint Street, meters along Pacific Coast Highway, the lot adjacent to the Warner Avenue Fire Station, where the boat ramp is located, and at the Main Promenade Parking Structure (200 Main Street). Annual Beach Pass is not valid at the Strand Parking Structure.
General passes may be purchased at Beach Division Headquarters, 103 Pacific Coast Highway and the Community Services Department, 5th Floor at City Hall, 2000 Main Street. Please bring your license plate number. The rate is $150.00 for the General Pass.
Senior Citizen passes may be purchased at Beach Division Headquarters, 103 Pacific Coast Highway and the Community Services Department, 5th Floor at City Hall, 2000 Main Street. To qualify for a senior discount, the senior must be present with a valid California Driver's License showing a minimum age of 62 at the time of purchase and must present their Vehicle Registration listing their name as the registered owner (one pass per person). The rate is $75.00 for the Senior Citizens Pass.
Gift certificates are available. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Cards are welcome. Passes sold only to vehicles less than 20 ft. in length.
The pass does not allow parking on Main Street, at residential or business meters, nor in Duke's Valet designated areas. Obey posted signs at the valet parking area near Duke's Restaurant.
Main Promenade Parking Structure has entrances on Walnut and Olive Streets. You must pull a ticket to enter the parking structure and the ticket must be given back to the attendant upon exit from the structure.
The Annual Beach Parking Pass is valid at the following locations:
1. Annual Beach Parking Passes are to be used for beach access only.
2. The parking pass must be permanently affixed using provided adhesive to the window on the vehicle for which it was purchased on the inside, lower left corner of the front windshield (driver's side). The pass is non-transferable and may not be altered or modified..
3. If you purchase a different vehicle or replace your windshield during the year, bring the pass in and it will be replaced for $10.00. If you do not bring in the pass you must pay the full price.
4. Passes are valid for 1-year and expire on the first day of the month following the punched month. There is not grace period.
5. Standard and discounted passes are VOID on vehicles over 20 feet (including overhang).
6. Oversize Vehicle Passes may be purchased for vehicles between 20’ and 40’ in length. These vehicles are permitted to park in the attended beach parking lot between Huntington Street and Beach Blvd. Oversize vehicles parked in the attended beach lot may only occupy two (2) spaces that are adjacent to each other from front to back. Vehicles must not overhang walkways or service access areas.
7. The city is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misplaced passes. Another pass can be purchased at the current price.
8. Possession of this pass does not guarantee a parking space. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
9. You may be restricted from parking in certain areas of the lots during Sunset Vista Camping Season (October 1 – May 31) and during selected Specific Events - Please refer to the City’s website for the Specific Events Calendar
Main Promenade Parking Structure has entrances on Walnut and Olive Streets. You must obtain a ticket to enter the parking structure and this ticket must be presented to the parking attendant upon exit or a lost ticket fee will be charged. Your pass allows you to park for one day at a time. The day ends at 3:00 am. Fees will be charged at exit if cars are parked for more than one day. Vehicles parked more than 24 hours are subject to ticketing or towing and the subsequent fees will apply.
Planning Commission meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Meeting Agendas, Action Agendas, and Minutes are available to view online.