Beach Parking Permits
City of Santa Monica beach lots are open for public parking from sunrise to sunset only, with the exceptions of Lot 1N which is open from 6 AM to 2 AM, and the upper Pier Deck lot which is open 24 hours per day. The daily and hourly parking fees vary depending on the season and location of the lot. Click here for a map.
A permit is not required to park at the beach during daylight hours. In lieu of paying the daily fee, frequent beach-goers 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 Beach Permits and Senior Beach Permits for 2015 Have Sold Out
The purchase of Annual Day Beach permits is reserved for current Annual permit holders from December through the end of January each year. First time applicants for the Annual Day Beach Permit may purchase permits beginning in February until no longer available.
Senior Beach permits will be available again starting in March 2016. Senior Beach permits are valid from April 1 to March 31 each year.