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.

Beach Permits for 2015 Are Now Available

With the exceptions of: 

  • Annual Day Beach permits for first-time customers - on sale Monday, February 2, 2015. Current Annual Day Beach permit holders must renew permits no later than Friday, January 30, 2015.
  • Senior Beach Permits - on sale starting Monday, March 2, 2015.