Fisherman’s Wharf Parking

Last Updated: September 19, 2016

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the busiest areas in San Francisco. This makes parking difficult for anyone who doesn’t know what to look for. To help in your search, we’ve put together this guide, including a list of parking options in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Fisherman's Wharf

In This Guide

Things to Know Before Heading Out

Fisherman’s Wharf is not only home to Pier 39, a major tourist attraction, but it also borders the Bay, further complicating traffic flow to this area.

We recommend nabbing an off-street parking spot for your visit to Fisherman’s Wharf. Sites like SpotHero feature off-street parking in Fisherman’s Wharf where you can compare and book in advance. There is parking near Pier 39 as well.

If you decide to make a go at street parking, make sure you keep these things in mind:

Street Parking in San Francisco

  • Residential Restrictions: A small portion of Fisherman’s Wharf is within Residential Parking Zone A. Unless you have a permit, you can only park for two hours at a time. Residential zone signs are not prevalent, so check the map below in advance to ensure you don’t accidentally park in a restricted zone.
  • Don’t Overpay: If you are paying more than $3 per hour at a parking meter, you’re better off parking in a garage.
  • San Francisco Rules: For more on the nuances of San Francisco street parking, including info on curb colors and rules, visit the SFMTA site or our parking basics page.

Off-Street Parking in San Francisco

  • Get Validated: If you’re visiting a Fisherman’s Wharf merchant, ask if they validate for your garage.
  • Don’t Get Shut Out: Verify the operating hours of the garage. Some Fisherman’s Wharf garages close early.
  • Reserve in Advance: Saturdays are especially busy, so it’s wise to reserve parking in advance to guarantee a spot.

Best Places to Park in Fisherman’s Wharf

Best Parking Spot: For its reputation for being clean, safe, inexpensive, and having a great location, we believe Propark Beach & Hyde Garage at 655 Beach St is the overall best place to park in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Beat the Street: Below are the best locations to park by price based on length of time and day.

Day Time Period Parking Type Best Rate Where to Park
Mon-Sat 0-5mins Street Parking Free White, green, or unpainted curb
Mon-Sat 5-<30mins Street Parking Free-$6 Green or unpainted curb
Mon-Sat 30mins-<2 Hours Street Parking $1-$12 Unpainted Curb
Mon-Sat 2-<8 Hours Garage $10-$20 ABM Cost Plus Garage
Mon-Sat +8 Hours Garage $12-$20 Impark Garage
Sun Anytime Street Parking Free Any Barring Other Restrictions

Fisherman’s Wharf Parking Lots and Garages

View the map below or directly on Google for a list of parking options in Fisherman’s Wharf.

Propark Beach & Hyde Garage
655 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 477-0232
Garage Website
  • Known For: Great location and facility
  • Tip: No in/out privileges
  • Entrance: Enter the garage on the south side of Beach St just west of the Columbus intersection and Joseph Conrad Square (see image below)

ProPark Beach 655 Beach St.

Fisherman’s Wharf Parking Lot
2850 Jones Street and 458 Beach St
(415) 885-4884
  • Known For: Great location
  • Tip: No in/out privileges
  • Entrance: Enter at Beach St (pictured below) or around the corner at Jones St.

 fishermans wharf parking lot beach st entrance

Anchorage Square Garage
500 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 440-2407
Garage Website

  • Known For: Great location and attached to the Anchorage Square Shopping Center
  • Entrance: Enter at Beach St

anchorage square parking garage

Pier 2620 Hotel Garage
590 Bay St or 2620 Jones St (valet)
(415) 885 – 4700


Pier 2620 Hotel Garage

SP+ Parking @ Triangle Lot
170 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 558-1663


Wharf Garage – Lot #34 – Impark
350 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 227 – 0144


Longshoremen Lot – Lot #341- Impark
400 North Point St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 495 – 3909
Garage Website


Cost Plus Plaza Garage
2552 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 441-6932


Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel Parking Garage
2500 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 675-6085
Garage/Hotel Website


Northpoint Center Garage – Lot #19 – Impark
2450 Mason Street and 350 Bay Street
Garage Website


Pier 39 Parking Garage
2 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 981-7437
Garage/Pier Website


Tip: this garage honors parking validation at restaurants at Pier 39

Liberty Park Management, Inc Lot
2300 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 896-4728


C Garage – Lot #20 – Impark
2210 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 227-0114
Garage Website


ACE Parking
55 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 398-0208


Waterfront Plaza – Lot #55 – Impark
80 Francisco St, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 470-6208


Tip: this garage closes at 9PM


Top Fisherman’s Wharf Parking Tips


Street Parking in Fisherman’s Wharf

Best Bets for Street Parking


A great free street parking spot for those visiting less than two hours.



A stretch of metered parking spots with high turnover. Be prepared to parallel park in traffic.

fishermans wharf metered parking beach st


Over by Pier 39, metered spots can be found on both North Point St and Bay between Stockton and Kearny. A couple laps around this block may yield a great parking spot.

pier 39 street parking wrap around

Fisherman’s Wharf Metered Parking Pricing Area Zones

Metered street parking is available in Fisherman’s Wharf. Restrictions follow the city-wide colored curb system, where painted curb colors align with restrictions during certain times. See the parking basics page for details.

Fisherman’s Wharf has two pricing zones for metered street parking shown in the map below.

  • Brown: “Port of SF” – meters enforced between 7AM-11PM Mon-Sun, $.25 – $3.50 per hour
  • Blue: “Area 5” – meters enforced between 7/9AM-6PM Mon-Sat, $.25-$6 per hour

See metered pricing zones for all San Francisco on the city’s website.

fishermans wharf meter locations 2014


Buying Parking Cards in Fisherman’s Wharf

Meters are available not only curbside but inside many of the parking garages and lots. These meters accept credit card and parking card (some accept change, but with the price of most parking it is easier to use a card). There are a few different ways you can purchase parking cards:

  • Buy Online. This is an easy option if you are planning your trip in advance. You can buy up to five cards at a max of $200 per order.
  • Walgreens: 2801 Jones Street, San Francisco CA 94133.
  • SFMTA Bay and Taylor Public Transit Kiosk: Bay at Taylor Street, San Francisco CA 94133
  • S & S Grocery: 1461 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Best Food Produce: 1262 Stocton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Photo Focus: 1100 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Fisherman’s Wharf Residential Parking Zonefishermans-wharf-residential-parking-map

The southwest part of Fisherman’s Wharf, and immediately south of Bay St, is in Residential Permit Parking Zone A. Parkers without this permit are permitted to park for the posted time limit (typically 2-hours) unless other restrictions apply. You can view the full San Francisco residential permit map here.


Fisherman’s Wharf Parking Resources

  • Parknav – fishermans-wharf-street-parking-chances-parknavHelps parkers find the best street parking with real-time predictive data.
  • – City website with live parking availability and pricing.
  • SpotHero – Find and reserve parking in advance with this free on-demand parking app.
  • Parkopedia – Browse street and off-street parking rates with an interactive map.

Fisherman’s Wharf Attractions

  • Aquarium of the Bay: This is a nonprofit project and the money is used to go towards maintaining the Bay and the surrounding watershed. There are over 30,000 different animals within the eco system and it is a fantastic area to experience some of the local wildlife up close and in person.
  • National Liberty Ship Memorial: The SS Jeremiah O’Brian is one of the two fully functioning ships found in the district and first launched during World War II. Located at Pier 45 (it’s hard to miss) the ship is a museum and is listed on the national Register of Historic Places.
  • Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!: This is a fan favorite for individuals young and old. There are three full attractions inside of the museum, where guests can experience some of the truly fascinating and bizzare.


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