OB Public & Paid Parking
In addition to free street parking throughout commercial and residential areas (some areas have time limits - check signage), Ocean Beach offers parking for the public at many locations throughout the community.
Please see below for more information about public parking lots in Ocean Beach.
Situated in a split residential and commercial neighborhood and only a block north of the ever popular Newport Avenue is the Santa Monica Avenue Beach. The Santa Monica Avenue Beach is located right on the line between the surfer-only area and the swimming only area of this stretch of beach. This is a popular beach among visitors because of the ammenities that it has to offer.
Newport Avenue Beach is perhaps the most popular beach in Ocean Beach for surfers and people just enjoying the sights or hanging out. While there is a parking lot available for beachgoers it is often full and parking can be somewhat problematic. This beach is particularly popular amongst photographers’ as there is a wide variety of objects to shoot. This beach also offers the only surfer’s only area around. Hundreds of surfers flock to this beach on a daily basis at their chance to catch the next “big one”.
Along Abbott Ave. between Santa Monica Ave. and Newport Ave. in the alley beneath Wonderland. When both the pier and main life guard tower parking lots are full this is the closest alternative. The underground parking offers shade and a cool vehicle to come back to after a bright day of sunshine!
The Original Dog Beach In San Diego, CA is nationally famous and one of the first official leash-free beaches in the United States. It is a landmark in the community of Ocean Beach at the end of I-8 at the mouth of the San Diego River. Dog Beach is a special place where people and pets, beach lovers and surfers celebrate the spirit of Ocean Beach, California, one of southern California's last true beach towns.
Yes, Hodad's has a public parking lot. Just one block away from the beach is this small lot situated between Sunshine Company and Hodad's. Hungry?
This area offers three sperate parking lots. There is of course this lot at Starbucks next to the Apple Tree Marketplace and across the alley from the Santa Monica parking lot behind James Gang.
This large parking lot on Santa Monica Ave. near Bacon St offers paid public parking and is just one block from the beach and across the street from Pizza Port.
Just a half block from Newport avenue and three blocks away from the OB Pier this paid parking lot is large and offers plenty of spaces.
Set back along Sunset Cliffs and just half a block from Newport Avenue. Around the corner is Culture Brewery Co. Take a walk down Newport Ave. you never know what you'll find. It's about four blocks to the beach from this lot.
One block over from Newport Avenue on Santa Monica Ave. is CVS which has a large paid parking lot. The beach is just two blocks away. Great place to park on Farmer's Market Wednesdays.