Public Beachfront Parking Areas

The City provides public beach area parking at the following locations:
  • Parking Structure on the south side of Harbor Boulevard at California Street near the Ventura Pier
  • Surfer's Point Park
  • Ash Street parking area at the 101 freeway pedestrian overcrossing (downtown side)
  • Parking lot at the southerly end of Seaward Avenue adjacent to the beach
  • Paseo de Playa
  • Marina Park
  • Other public streets in the Ventura Keys and Pierpont neighborhoods
Currently only the Parking Structure on Harbor Boulevard is paid parking.

Other Public Parking Locations

In addition to parking provided by the City, there is public parking at Buenaventura State Beach, at the end of Shoreline Drive adjacent to the County Fairgrounds, and in the Ventura Harbor area.

Downtown Parking Lots & Structure

Parking downtown is convenient and a great way to visit Ventura! There are over 2,900 free parking spaces in our historic downtown at 14 City lots, the free parking structure and along several blocks in the downtown area. Here's a handy parking guide for your convenience.

Downtown Pay Stations

Parking is free and without time restrictions for vehicles with an accessible parking placard or accessible license plate issued by the State. Here's a Pay Station User Guide on how to use them.