Parking Tips & Help for the Sun and Sea Festival
Jul 09, 2018 12:07PM
● By Paul Spear
Parking for the Sun & Sea Festival
From Interstate 5, exit at Coronado Avenue and head west. Coronado Ave. will become Imperial Beach Blvd. Turn right at 5th Ave into the Mar Vista High School grounds.
From Coronado, take Hwy 75 South. Turn right on 9th St. Turn right again on Imperial Beach Blvd. Turn right at 5th St into the Mar Vista High School grounds.
It will be a challenge to find a good parking spot on Saturday, July 15. Just like in years past, Imperial Beach’s Sun & Sea Festival attracts many visitors to the area so local organizations will be manning parking lots with spaces where the parking fee will be used to fund local programs. Support IB locals by suggesting these lots to your visitors and guests. There are three paid parking lots for this year’s Sun & Sea Festival.
Parking lot: Mar Vista High School parking lot –Both entrances
Location: 505 Elm Ave. and 505 Imperial Beach Blvd.
Fee to park: $10
Cause: Supports Mar Vista High School Football Team
Parking lot: Imperial Beach Blvd. & Seacoast Drive (on corner and across from the IB Forum)
Location: 1079 Seacoast Drive
Fee to park: $20
Cause: Supports Mar Vista High School Water Polo team.
Parking lot: Imperial Beach Charter West Campus
Location: 525 3rd Street
Fee to park: $10
Cause: Money collected supports school district programs via the SBUSD Education Foundation
Driving Directions – Disabled Only w/Placard:
From Interstate 5: Exit at Coronado Avenue (one exit south of Palm Ave and is not the Coronado Bridge) and head west. This street becomes Imperial Beach Boulevard once you pass 13th Street. Proceed to Seacoast Drive. There will be ADA designated spots on the Imperial Beach Blvd street end and Ebony street end and also along Seacoast Drive between those two streets.
From Coronado: Take Hwy 75 South. Turn right 9th Street. Turn right on Imperial Beach Boulevard. Proceed to Seacoast Drive. There will be ADA designated spots on the Imperial Beach Blvd street end and Ebony street end and also along Seacoast Drive between those two streets.
Handicapped Parking ****NOTE NEW LOCATION****
Attendees with a valid Handicapped Parking permit may park in designated spots on the south end of Seacoast Drive from Imperial Beach Blvd to Ebony. This includes both sides of both street ends. Please click on the map below for a larger view:
Regular Bus Service
Bus service during the Sun & Sea Festival will be routed along 2nd Street for those stops that are normally on Seacoast Drive.