Huntington Beach Parking - Not Usually a Problem, But.....

NOTE : Current prices have changed for many areas of Huntington Beach since this article was first written. Call for current parking fees.

Parking Costs at Huntington Beach *All prices subject to change by entities operating these facilities*
Huntington Beach Parking Fees, Costs and Maps for Beaches and Downtown Main Street in Huntington Beach, California: Huntington Beach Parking Fees and Costs fluctuate between summer months of late May to early September and winter season of late September to early May. There are numerous parking lots, parking meters and three separate beach operations entities with gated and non-gate lots known as Huntington City Beach, Huntington State Beach, and Bolsa Chica State Beach.

There is virtually no free parking at the beaches of Huntington Beach though residential streets nearby offer free parking. Those streets require crossing Pacific Coast Highway. HB Day Use Parking Pass fees: Regular parking pass entrances at First Street, Huntington Street and Beach Boulevard (also valid at Main Promenade Parking Structure): January through March $125 April through June $100 July through September $ 75 October through December $25 Senior parking pass (62+) 40% discount off price A new combo pass allows pass-holders to park at the City Beach Parking Lots, Main Promenade Parking Structure, selected metered parking along Beach Boulevard, selected metered parking along PCH, Park & Pay at Walnut Avenue and 5th Street, and at the Warner Parking Lot at the Warner Fire Station. See Parking Pass & Regulations sheet for details on where and when you can use the pass. Passes may be purchased (with proper identification and registration) during any month of the year and remain valid through year.


The following prices reflect the cost of the pass in accordance to the month they are purchased:

Main Street Promenade Parking Structure:
First 30 minutes (included as part of the first hour - No Charge)
Up to 2 hours ($1 per hour)
After 2 hours ($1.00 each 20 minutes)
Maximum Daily Rate (Non-Peak $15.00)
Evening rate (after 9:00 pm - Flat Rate $5.00)
Fourth of July (Flat Rate $27.00)
Maximum Daily Rate - Peak (Memorial Day thru Labor Day $17.00)
Maximum Daily Rate - Peak Season Holidays and Events Memorial Weekend / Labor Day Weekend / U.S. Open / AVP ($20.00)

City Beach - for information call 714-536-5281.
From Beach Boulevard to the City limits west, there are 2,400 parking spaces in a public lot in addition to Pacific Coast Highway parking and adjacent streets. Beach curfew is 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.


Emergencies only: 714-536-2581 or 911.


Municipal Beach & Year Passes (call 714-536-5281): Annual beach parking passes are available January 1 through December 31 for parking in all beach parking lots from Beach Boulevard to the pier. A pass also allows you to park at the off street metered lots on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway at Golden West, the Warner Fire Station boat ramp lot and the meters from Beach Boulevard to Bolsa Chica State Beach. Passes are sold at Beach Division Headquarters, 103 Pacific Coast Highway. (see above)


Metered street parking is metered - fees change so check ahead. Day Use Parking: How much does it cost to park at the beach? $12 per day between June 1 and September 15. Entrances are at First Street, Huntington Street and Beach Boulevard. Pier Plaza Parking - call 714-536-5287. Adjacent to the Huntington Beach Pier, the new lots use Park-N-Pay stystem during the fall and winter, charged at $1.50 per hour. The day fee of $12/day kicks in during the summer months.


Main Street Promenade Parking Structure: Located on the east side of Main Street between Walnut and Olive Streets (near 24 Hour Family Fitness and and Post Office), parking is $1 per 30 minutes with $9 maximum from May 1 through September 30 OR $1 per hour with $5 maximum October 1 through April 30.
City Streets without Meters: Use courtesy when parking on non-metered streets near the beach. Parking spaces are usually located in front of residential properties. Please do not leave trash on the sidewalks or lawns, do not walk on the private properties and do not block drive ways.


Take note of posted street sweeping schedules. Street sweeping occurs 2 times per month and a citation costs are expensive.

Camping: The Sunset Vista RV Park is located within the City Beach parking lot between 1st Street and Huntington Street. It opens each year seasonally. Call (714) 536-5286 for additional information. Reservations are taken one month in advance, either by mail or in person. No phone reservation. Prices vary.


Bolsa Chica State Beach & RV Park Grounds: Bolsa Chica State Beach extends from Sunset Beach to Huntington City Beach which begins roughly at the bluffs between Seapoint and Warner. A bikeway connects it with Huntington State Beach, seven miles south. Wildlife and bird watching are popular. Across the road from the beach is the 1,000-acre Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, operated by the California Department of Fish and Game. The beach is on Pacific Coast Highway, in Huntington Beach between Seapoint Street and Warner Avenue. Latitude/Longitude: 33.6603 / -117.9983 Under the jurisdiction of the State Beaches and Parks, costs are not the same as the City operated parking facilities listed above. Day use parking at Bolsa Chica State Beach $10/day peak season and $8/day non-peak season RV Camping fees are Premium lots: $39 per space peak season and $34 non-peak season. Developed spaces are $30 each during peak season and $25 per space during non-peak season (call number listed to confirm fee and obtain camping information.) call to confirm- (888) 962-4244


HUNTINGTON STATE BEACH Huntington State Beach is the site of a nesting sanctuary for the California least tern, a rare and endangered species. The beach is also sanctuary for the threatened snowy plover. The park also features a bicycle trail. Surfing, skating and surf fishing are also popular. The park has fire rings for bonfires. This popular beach extends two miles from Beach Boulevard in Huntington Beach south to the Santa Ana River on the Newport Beach boundary.


Across from the beach is the 114-acre Huntington Beach Wetlands, operated by the Department of Fish and Game. The beach is located opposite Magnolia Avenue on Pacific Coast Highway. Latitude/Longitude: 33.6190 / -117.9978


Day use parking $10/day peak season and $8/day non-peak season Regular Beach and Downtown Parking Beach parking is available in three high capacity lots south of the Huntington Beach Pier and one multi-level lot directly north of the pier. Hourly rates are $1.50/hour with a daily maximum of $12.00 Metered parking is available along Pacific Coast Highway, and in two "bluff-top" lots north of Golden West Street.


The City also provides parking for the downtown area in the Main Street Promenade parking structure located on Main Street between Walnut and Olive Streets. The parking fee is hourly with a weekday maximum of $9.00 per day and a weekend and holiday maximum of $12.00 per day. Validated parking is available from participating downtown merchants. Annual parking passes are available for designated downtown and beach locations. The annual passes can be purchased at Lifeguard Headquarters and City Hall. Call (714) 536-5286 for additional information. Pass fees: Regular parking pass (also valid at Main Promenade Parking Structure) January through March $150 April through June $125 July through September $ 100 October through December $50 Senior parking pass (62+) 40% discount off price

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