Getting Here & Parking
We don’t want parking and traffic to turn your Pier experience into anything but great, so here’s some helpful information.
Pier Hours of Operation
Opens 30 minutes before sunrise and closes at 11:00 pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
If arriving via I-275, follow the interstate signs and exit onto I-375. I-375 becomes 4th Avenue North and guests should follow that to the end where it forms a T with Beach Drive. If guests wish to avoid some traffic, consider taking a left on Beach Drive, then a right on 5th Avenue North and a right on Bayshore Drive. You will find the Pier entrance at the next left.
Getting Around Town with the Looper
Exploring the Sunshine City using the Looper? Find an updated schedule here.
The St. Pete Pier offers over 500 on-site parking spaces as well as extensive bike parking and access via the Downtown Looper and Central Avenue Trolley. Peak traffic and parking demand are occurring most Fridays between 4 pm and 9 pm as well as on Saturdays from 1 pm to 8 pm, so expect more traffic and longer waits during those times.
Guests arriving at peak periods may wish to head straight to overflow parking options approximately 3 blocks away from the Pier. Enter the Sundial Parking Garage via 2nd Street North, just south of 2nd Avenue North and then access the Pier by walking east on 2nd Avenue. Alternatively, the Al Lang Parking Lot entrance is located on 1st Avenue South between Beach and Bayshore Drive. Access the Pier by walking north on Bayshore Drive. For more information about St. Pete Parking Lots and Garages, click here.
Dolphin and Pelican Lots: Payment can be made by credit card, the ParkMobile App or cash at Pay Machines located throughout the 2 parking lots
- First 4 hours = $2 per hour
- 5th hour = $3
- 6th hour = $4/hr
- Parking in lots limited to 6 hours or less
- 6 hours cost $15
On-Street Meters: Payment can be made with cash or credit card at meter or with Parkmobile App
- First 3 hours = $2 per hour
- 4th hour = $4
- Parking is limited to 4 hours in these locations
- 4 hours of parking cost $10
- 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. 7 days per week
Please note: parking rates for off-site locations will generally be less expensive than on-site parking rates, particularly if you plan on staying a while.