Caledonia Street Parking
How to park at night without getting an expensive ticket!
Caledonia St. has a wide array of restaurants and bars, as well as Sausalito’s (temporarily closed) movie theatre. If you’re frantically looking for parking, however, it’s easy to get a ticket if you don’t check out all the posted signs.
The special restrictions were created by the city because the residential area just up the hill from Caledonia St. was filled with visitors’ cars, leaving the locals with no place to park. Here’s what you need to know to have a good time:
The adjacent hillside neighborhood shaded pink on the map below is a no parking zone at night for visitors. It’s a sure-thing parking ticket unless you’re a resident (see sign above).
The green zone on the map below allows visitor parking, but there’s a 2-hour limit and it’s enforced as well.
There are some street parking spots on Caledonia, Bridgeway and the connecting streets between them, which are on the right-hand side of the map below. On many evenings all these spaces fill up. This area is on the right on the map below.
There’s free parking in the narrow lot on Locust at Bridgeway, near the Bay. It’s labeled “Free Evening Parking” on the map below. (Scroll down for more tips.)
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Parking any time in the
Green Zone at upper left
is limited to 2 hours for visitors.
Evening parking in the Limited free street parking
Pink Zone at lower left is for in Locust St. lot ( on map below)
residents only. after 6:00 PM.
The northernmost (and least expensive) of the downtown city parking lots has its northern tip at the foot of Johnson St. just south of the Caledonia area. If everything else is packed (which is very rare) you can park here. See our Guide to Parking in Sausalito for more information.
The Google Map below is interactive and will let you explore the area and compare to the color-coded map above. It shows a closeup of the satellite image of the parking lot where you can park for free at the foot of Locust St. The street widens at this point to become the parking lot.