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Information on parking lots, meters, pay stations, disabled person parking, long term/cruise parking, and citations.

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Parking at the Port of San Diego

Parking at the waterfront is easy and convenient. You’ll find options for short-term parking, long-term parking, covered parking, oversized vehicle parking, boat trailer parking, and more. For FAQs, scroll to the bottom of the page.

San Diego Waterfront Parking Lots

Long-term Cruise Parking

There are several options for parking for your cruise from the Port of San Diego.

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Free Parking Locations

These spaces are available for visitors to enjoy at no cost!

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Parking Meters and Pay Stations

The Port of San Diego operates parking meters and pay stations along the North Embarcadero, Tuna Harbor, Ruocco Park, Embarcadero Marina Park North and Embarcadero Marina Park South, the Crescent area, Spanish Landing, and Shelter Island.

Harbor Island Parking Lot

San Diego Downtown Waterfront Parking Lots

Disabled parking at Embarcadero Marina Park South at the Port of San Diego

Disabled Person Parking

Find out parking information for disabled person (DP) or disabled veteran (DV) displaying special license plates or distinguishing placards.

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Parking Citations

  • Pay a parking citation
  • Parking citation appeals
  • Parking citation payment plan
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Oversized Vehicles

San Diego Unified Port District (SDUPD) Code Section 8.09 regulates the parking of vehicles, oversized vehicles, trailers, and vehicles with boat trailers on Shelter Island.

San Diego Waterfront Parking Lots

For questions or concerns with parking, please contact us at:

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park overnight?

All Port of San Diego parks are closed from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. No overnight parking is allowed at any of our parks.

For overnight parking, please contact one of our parking operators:

Ace Parking: 619.233.6624
ABM Parking: 619.233.2000
Park, Shuttle, & Fly: 619.291.1234

Do I need to pay for parking if I am charging my electric vehicle (EV)?

Yes, you will need to pay for parking while charging your vehicle. Public EV charging stations located around the Port are on the Blink, ChargePoint, or KIGT networks.

Where can I park my oversized vehicle?

Click here to see the Port's oversized vehicle parking regulations.

Oversized Overnight Parking - please contact our parking operator, Ace Parking at 1.800.925.7275.

Can I park my vehicle at any of the boat launch ramps overnight?

San Diego Bay has four (4) boat launching facilities located at convenient sites around the harbor.

  • Shelter Island and Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramps – up to 72-hour parking designated for vehicles with trailers only. Trailers must be attached to a vehicle. Vehicles or trailers parking separately will be cited and/or towed.
  • National City and Chula Vista Boat Launch Ramps – no overnight parking, see posted hours.

Can I park in public park after hours or overnight?

No person shall enter, remain, stay or loiter in any public park (to include a parked vehicle) between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. of the following day. See San Diego Unified Port Code Section 8.02 for more details.