Parking and Beach Shuttles

Summer Beach Shuttles

The Discovery Park Shuttle begins May 27th through September 4.

The shuttle runs Saturday and Sunday all summer long from 10am – 5pm. Stops are located at the East and North parking lots on its way back and forth from the beach. The shuttle will run on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

Beach Parking

If you have a permit from the City of Seattle to park down at the beach, you can park there.

  • During the summer permits for beach parking are available on weekdays only on a first-come, first-served basis at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center Tuesday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that on summer weekends beach parking permits are not available when the beach shuttle is in operation, except for those who have a state issued ADA parking permit. Please use our weekend beach shuttle in the summer.
  • Weekday beach permits are only for those who otherwise would not be able to walk to the beach - families with children under 8, people over 62, and others who are not physically able to walk to the beach due to and injury, illness or some other physical condition.
  • Permits are good for three hours and must be returned to the environmental learning center after use.

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