Parking

Map of CSC parking lots

Parking permits will be required in all but the Kiosk lot (#207) beginning September 1, 2017. Hours of enforcement will be Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, excepting holidays. 

UCSC "A" permits may be used by faculty and staff, and UCSC "B" permits may be used by graduate students. Undergraduate “R” and “C” permits will not be valid at the Coastal Science Campus. 

Visitors to the Coastal Science Campus will have access to paystations ($1.50/hour). 

Details by lot

Seymour Center lot (#201)

  • Visitors to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center will receive up to three hours of free parking as part of their admission.
  • Coastal access visitors may park for up to three hours by buying a permit at the paystation.
  • UCSC A and B permits are valid.
  • Departmental visitors may use the paystation to pay directly, or may display a departmental guest parking permit.
  • No overnight parking allowed.

LML Service lot (#202):  Limited access for Disabled visitors and UC vehicles.

Center for Ocean Health lot (#203): A and B permits or departmental guest permits required.

NOAA gate-controlled parking lot: Access limited to authorized NOAA affiliates only.

Greenhouses lot (#204): A and B permits or departmental guest permits required.

Coastal Biology lot (#205): A and B permits or departmental guest permits required.

Surge Lot (#206)

  • A and B permits or departmental guest permits required.
  • NOAA affiliates unable to park in the NOAA lot can purchase A permits for Lot #206.
  • Paystation available for visitors.
  • Seymour Center volunteers will be provided access code for paystation.
  • Students on overnight classes will be provided access code for paystation.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) parking lot: Access limited to authorized CDFW affiliates and guests.

Kiosk lot (#207)

  • Free three-hour parking for coastal visitors.
  • No permit parking allowed.
  • No overnight parking allowed.