Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea is primarily 2-hour parking during the hours of 8 am - 7 pm. Signs are posted throughout town denoting space time limits. There are some parking spaces marked by a painted green curb that are 30 minutes or less for quick stops. Other spaces may be painted yellow for commercial delivery vehicles only. If a vehicle is in a space for longer than allotted, a parking ticket may be issued.
Un-timed parking in Carmel-by-the-Sea can be found at the Vista Lobos parking lot on 3rd between Torres and Junipero, on Junipero between 5th and 3rd, at the Sunset Center on 8th and San Carlos, and at Carmel Beach at the bottom of Ocean Avenue. Free parking is also available near Carmel-by-the-Sea at surrounding business locations including The Crossroads Carmel and The Barnyard Shopping Village.
Outside of the Carmel-by-the-Sea business district, parking is free all day where signs are not visible. Please be respectful of the homes by taking care not to block gates and driveways.