PACIFICA STATE BEACH PARKING PROGRAM
A parking receipt or pass is required to park in both the north and south Pacifica State Beach Parking lots on Highway 1 and the Crespi Parking Lot located on the corner of Crespi Dr. and Highway 1 adjacent to the Pacifica Community Center.
Daily Parking Fees
The daily fee to park one vehicle in the Parking Lots is $5 for a period of less than 4 hours and $9 for a period of more than 4 hours (or all day). This fee is for one motor vehicle and is non-transferable. This fee authorizes vehicle parking during paid parking hours on the calendar day (or the remaining portion thereof) that the fee is paid. Once purchased, the daily permit must be placed face up on the dashboard of the vehicle so that it is viewable at all times by an enforcement officials.
Beach Parking Paid Hours of Operation
Hours for paid parking will be from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M each day.
Parking of a vehicle in the Parking Lots without clear exterior display of a valid receipt or valid pass for said vehicle will constitute an offense for which a parking citation may be issued to the registered owner of said vehicle.
Annual Parking Pass - Cost $67
To Purchase a Pass click here
The Annual Parking Pass is valid ONLY at
North Pacifica State Beach Parking Lot
South Pacifica State Beach Parking Lot
Crespi Parking Lot
Seniors in Action Member Parking Placard
(Crespi Parking Lot Only)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
Regarding Parking at Linda Mar Beach
No. The Community Center lot located behind the Center is for Community Center and Skatepark parking ONLY.
No. Pacifica State Beach is operated by the City of Pacifica, not the State of California. Revenue from the City’s parking program goes towards maintenance and operation of the beach.
There are marked 30-minute stalls where you may park for free. For these spots, you are required to get a parking receipt to display; however, you are not charged for it.
No, the cost is the same, however larger vehicles must park in the south parking lot where there are designated spaces for larger vehicles.
Fines vary according to the violation. The fine amount should be indicated on the citation.
No. Ticket fines can be mailed to:
Office of Parking Violations
City of Pacifica
P.O. Box 9003
Redwood City, California 94063-9003
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may be paid online at:
No. DP placards do not apply to metered off-street parking. You may park in the parking spaces with the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol), or any of the other marked spaces; however, you will still need to purchase a daily permit or annual pass and display it in your window.
If you wish to contest a parking ticket, you may send your letter and the citation to:
The Office of Parking Violations
City of Pacifica
P.O. Box 9003
Redwood City, California 94063-9003.
Your citation will be returned to the department for an administrative review. Once the process is complete, you will be notified in writing of the outcome. The police department does not accept payment for citations.