The City of Oceanside provides access to our expansive beaches and quaint harbor with several conveniently located City parking lots. Each parking lot has specific guidelines based upon local activity. Please click below to view a map of the area indicating parking lot locations and guidelines.
The Annual Beach Permit Program allows patrons to park in the beach and harbor pay lots without having to pay the parking fees. The cost of the parking permit is $100 for residents and $200 for non-residents, and they are valid for one year between the months of July through June. Permits are not valid during posted Special Events. Current vehicle registration and proof of residency is required. Other lot restrictions apply.
There are two types of beach permits offered:
Residential permits are issued to people who live in the following qualifying area:
Pacific Street north of Tyson Street to Ninth Street/Breakwater, with the exception of the west side of Pacific Street between First Street/Seagaze and Fifth Street/Sportfisher, which is presently designated a “No Parking Zone”; Myers Street north of Tyson Street to Fifth Street/Sporfisher; and the portions of the following streets west of the railroad tracks: Eighth/Neptune, Seventh/Windward, Sixth/Surfrider, Fifth/Sportfisher, Fourth/Civic Center, Third/Pier View, Mission, First/Seagaze, Tyson, Fir, Pine, Elm, Ash, and Oak and Wisconsin (north side only).
Permits will be issued only to residents of eligible dwelling units. An eligible dwelling unit is defined as: “ A dwelling unit with an address on a street included in the Beach Parking Meter Area or on The South Strand (between Tyson and Wisconsin Streets) where the resident of the dwelling unit can demonstrate that adequate on-site, off-street parking for vehicles owned by the resident is not available. (Multi-family dwellings of 25 or more units which provide guest parking shall not be eligible for guest parking permits).”
Residential Permits are $10 per permit.
North Coast Village and San Miguel Condos do not qualify, per City Ordinance.
There are two types of residential permits:
To renew expired permits, a copy of the current utility bill and picture ID are required.