Beach Parking Permits

City of Santa Monica beach lots are open for public parking from sunrise to sunset only, with the exception of the Pier lot which is open until 2 AM. The parking fee ranges from $6 to $15 per day depending on the season and location of the lot. Meters are available for short term parking.


A permit is not required to park at the beach during daylight hours. In lieu of paying the daily fee, frequent beachgoers may choose to purchase the following types of permits on a monthly, semi-annual, or annual basis.

California driver’s license and California vehicle registration reflecting your name and current address must be provided for all beach permit applications and renewals. See Guidelines above for additional permit-specific requirements.

There are a limited number of Beach permits available and they do sell out. Please inquire about availability before applying or renewing.


Annual Day Beach Parking Permit Information

Annual and Semi-Annual (July to December) Day Beach parking permits for 2014 have SOLD OUT. Monthly permits are still available.  

Senior Beach Permits for California residents age 62 and over are SOLD OUT for the 2014/15 season.  Senior permits will be available again in March 2015.

The sale date for 2015 Annual and Semi-Annual Day Beach permits will be announced in December.