The iconic Santa Monica Pier, located at the end of Broadway Ave in scenic downtown Santa Monica, is one of the most widely-recognized landmarks in all of Los Angeles. Bring the family for ice cream and cotton candy, a ride on the ferris wheel, or simply catch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean as you take in the sights, sounds and smells.
Santa Monica Pier parking can be a hassle. With tourists coming in from out of town, shops and businesses serving customers, and a number of business offices throughout downtown Santa Monica, parking spots can get filled up quite quickly. Use our Santa Monica Parking Map to find a cheap, close parking spot.
The best deal and closest parking facility to park at near the Santa Monica Pier is the Shore Hotel Parking Garage which is located directly across the street at 1515 Ocean Ave. You can book a spot in advance and avoid the traffic at the lots beneath the pier for only $12.99.
Cheapest Santa Monica Pier Parking:
Any city owned lot is free for the first 90 minutes, but if you are staying longer the cheapest lot to park at is the 401 Broadway Garage. This facility is located on Broadway Ave between 4th & 2nd Street and it only costs $15 to park there for the day. Its a short walk from the pier but worth every penny.
Street parking can be found near the Santa Monica Pier, but with thousands of visitors every day, spots can fill up quickly.