Free Belmont Park Parking Spaces & Tips on Planning Your Trip

Belmont Park Parking

Designed by John D. Spreckels, Belmont Park is an iconic beachfront destination for adventurers in Southern California. The amusement park’s central point is the roller coaster opened in 1925, but there are many other exciting rides on Mission Blvd. Parking Access is here to help you find the most suitable lot and have a hassle-free visit even during the busiest months, like July. Our tips include current ticket prices, street parking availability, airport proximity, and more.

Operating Hours & Admission 

The Mission Bay area’s amusement park is open daily. Working hours are 11 AM–11 PM or until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, while most restaurants close at 8 or 9 PM.

While there’s no admission fee, guests have to pay for most rides. If you want to have an unlimited adventure and try out all activities, consider purchasing tickets and passes in advance. The cost for unlimited rides and attractions is as low as $55, while the Belmont Park Annual pass is $120.

Belmont Park

Directions & Free Parking at Belmont Park

The park is adjacent to Mission Beach, approximately a 15-minute drive from downtown. The address for directions is 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109.

Four public parking lots are available at no charge and within easy walking distance. The closest one is adjacent to the park and accessible from Ventura Pl. Two lots are just south on Mission Blvd., while the fourth is located at Bonita Cove on W Mission Bay Dr. All free parking areas are marked in blue on the map below.

Parking Around Belmont Park

Helpful Parking Tips for Drivers

If you’re a first-time visitor, go through the following tips to gather important Belmont Park parking information.

  • Finding a convenient spot shouldn’t be an issue. However, it can get crammed during summer, so early arrival is recommended in peak season only.
  • Overnight parking is prohibited in all Belmont Park lots.
  • It’s a sketchy neighborhood with occasional incidents or break-ins. Be on guard, don’t leave any valuables in your car, and avoid staying in the area after sunset. 
  • Car parking is available on nearby streets, too. If you choose this option, check the posted signs to park appropriately and avoid San Diego parking tickets.

Transportation Alternatives

The MTS bus 8 stops on W Mission Bay Drive (see the nearby stops on the Belmont Park parking map above). These buses run between Balboa Avenue Transit Center and Old Town Transit Center for a $2.50 fare.

San Diego International Airport is just 5 miles away. There’s no direct public bus connection, but you can arrange a San Diego Airport Shuttle or Uber. In fact, ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are the easiest way to explore the area.

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