Tall Ships Festival Parking


Parking & Transportation
Shuttle and Transportation Options

Free parking is available with Free Shuttle Rides to the Festival. Ready more below to plan your best Festival experience.

There is no onsite parking at the Ocean Institute or along Dana Point Harbor Drive. 


Free Parking Options
Take the FREE Shuttle

The Ocean Institute is pleased to sponsor a free shuttle for our visitors to the 33rd Annual Ocean Institute Tall Ships Festival

Parking Lot at Strand Avila Park (Selva Rd)

If traveling on the I-5 South: exit on Pacific Coast Highway. If traveling on the I-5 North: exit at Beach Cities. From either offramp, go past Dana Point Harbor Drive approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Selva Road. Lot will be on the right.


Shuttle Information
Avoid the rush-take the shuttle!

There is no on-site Festival Parking at the Ocean Institute OR County lots. Please use the free quick and convenient shuttles directly to the Festival. Parking is free at the designated shuttle lots located at Strand Vista Park  and Dana Hills High School. For directions, please click here.

Shuttle Hours

Shuttles will run from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm from all lots.

The last shuttle will leave the Ocean Institute lot 30 minutes after Cannon Battle Cruise Ships have returned.