San Clemente Pier Parking
San Clemente Pier Parking Map
Directions to the Pier
Paid Parking at the San Clemente Pier
There are a few options for San Clemente Pier parking including metered street parking, paid parking lots, and neighborhood parking. Parking is charged daily between 10am and 5pm. If you are parking at the pier outside of those times, paying meters or parking lot boxes is not necessary. If you are coming to the pier or beach during the summer, be aware that parking is somewhat limited, and may be full on weekends. It may take some time to find a close parking spot during the middle of summer when the beaches are most active. San Clemente Pier Directions
Parking Lots near the Pier
Parking lots at the San Clemente Pier are located just before you reach the pier itself along Avenida Victoria. These are paid lots that charge by the hour. Parking spots are numbered, so make sure you check the parking spot number before walking over to the pay box, you will need to select your parking stall. Paid parking in these lots is not very expensive, but you have other options. Neighborhood parking is sometimes tough to find, but it is possible and may only be a short walk. To the south of the pier you can park at T-Street which is just a short walk to the pier along the San Clemente Beach Trail. Linda Lane has a large dedicated parking lot and is located just to the north of the San Clemente Pier. These are the best alternative options if parking at the pier lots is full.
Metered Parking along the Street
$1.50/hour for metered parking: 10am to 5pm
Street parking is available, although sometimes difficult to find during certain parts of the day. Do not count on finding a metered parking spot during the summer, especially on weekends. In order to park in the immediate vicinity of the pier, you will need to have to bring change to pay parking meters. Parking meters do not accept credit cards at the San Clemente Pier. If you do not have coins, make sure to park in the paid lots which accept credit cards. Metered parking is best if you will only be at the beach or pier for a short period of time because it can be purchased in the smallest increments.
Do not park in a metered spot without paying! Meters are patrolled aggressively, and you will get a parking ticket. Even if it is just for a few minutes. Save yourself the aggravation, and pay the $2 to park close to the pier.
Parking in the Neighborhoods
It will be difficult to find a parking spot that does not have a meter near the beach, and most non-metered parking spots will be more than just a few minutes walking distance away from the pier, if you can find one. Be sure to check signs in the neighborhoods. Some streets may have permitted parking only for residents, or parking on certain sides of the street may be restricted on certain days of the week for street cleaning.