Parking and Beach Shuttles

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

  • Permits for beach parking are available 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.
  • 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.
  • Beach passes are limited.  Occasionally you may need to wait until one is returned before you can check one out.

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.

Summer Weekend Shuttles

Beach shuttles run during summer weekends only, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.