Parking and Beach Shuttles

NOTICE: Extensive ADA construction closed the Visitor Center and adjacent areas until summer 2023, during which time we regret that beach parking permits are not available. We hope to be open soon but are delayed with final construction tasks. Ride the summer weekend shuttle.


Ride the free summer weekend shuttle!

Free beach Parking Passes will be available when the Discovery Park Visitor Center opens in summer 2023 See above for Closure Notice.

To sign out a pass, you will need to provide your name, phone number and license plate number. Because of limited beach parking, to receive a pass you must fall into one of these three categories:

  • families with children under 6

  • people over 62 years old

  • and others who are not physically able to walk to the beach due to and injury, illness, or some other physical condition.  

If you have a Beach Parking Pass issued from the Visitor Center, you can park there. However:

  • Permits for beach parking are very limited. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Discovery Park Visitor Center Tuesday through Saturday during open hours. (See this page for open hours.)
  • Permits are good for three hours and must be returned to the Visitor Center after use.
  • Beach passes are extremely limited. Occasionally you may need to wait until one is returned before you can check one out.

If you park at the beach and do not have a permit, you may receive a parking ticket from the Seattle Police Department.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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