Southampton Boat Show Parking
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The Southampton Boat Show is an annual event that draws in more than 100,000 visitors and 430 exhibitors every September. You’ll find it around Mayflower Park on the waterfront, and there are plenty of places to buy something to eat between looking at the exhibitions. There is also live music and family entertainment, so it’s the perfect day out.
The Southampton Boat Show is one of the largest boat shows in Europe and takes place over 10 days. It takes place on a purpose-built marina, and you can see more than 300 boats plus equipment and gadgets from more than 600 global brands.
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Parking at the Southampton Boat Show
If you’re looking for parking at the Southampton Boat Show, there are a number of car parks located throughout the city centre.
The Mayflower Park car park is open from sunrise to sunset daily (check the clock in the car park for exact times). There are 229 parking spaces here, including 16 disabled spaces plus motorcycle spaces. You can park for 2 hours for £1.00, and you can renew your ticket every 2 hours.
The Gloucester Square car park has 90 parking spaces in total, including motorcycle parking spaces. Daytime charges apply from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and from 12pm to 6pm on Sundays. Evening charges apply from 6pm to midnight, Monday to Saturday. The cost of using this car park is as follows:
- Up to 1 hour: £1.00
- Up to 2 hours: £2.50
- Up to 3 hours: £3.50
- Up to 4 hours: £4.50
- Up to 5 hours: £5.30
- Up to 6 hours: £6.80
- Up to 7 hours: £7.30
- Over 7 hours (during the day): £8.00
- Evening charge: £2.00
The c is a 10-minute walk from the show, and offers 597 spaces in total, with 8 wide bays and 6 disabled bays. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will cost the following to use:
- 1 hour: £2.60
- 1 to 2 hours: £5.10
- 2 to 24 hours: £10.10
- Early bird entry (from 6am to 9am): £5.10
- Season tickets: start from as little as £5.29 per day
If you pay for parking using the ParkPass app, you will enjoy the following discounted rates:
- 1 hour: £2.50
- 1 to 2 hours: £5.00
- 2 to 24 hours: £10.00
- Early bird entry (from 6am to 9am): £5.00
This car park also has electric charging points, a 24-hour contact centre, lifts, and has been awarded a People's Parking Award.
Looking for a place to park close to the Southampton Boat Show? You can browse through the options available on our website. Long-term and short-term off-street parking options include driveways and lock-up garages. Book your car park in advance in minutes from the comfort of your couch.
By Train: The Southampton Central train station is a 20-minute walk from the Southampton Boat Show and services the CrossCountry, GWR, South Western Railway, and Southern lines.
By Bus: Several bus lines run by the Southampton Boat Show, including U1A, U1E, U6H, X4 Solent Ranger, and X5 Solent Ranger.
By Car: The Southampton Boat Show is located in Mayflower Park in the centre of Southampton, just off the A33.
By Ferry: The Southampton Passenger Terminal is a 5-minute walk from Mayflower Park and services the Hythe Ferry and RedJet lines.
Disabled Parking near the Southampton Boat Show
If you’re looking for accessible Southampton Boat Show parking options, there are designated disabled parking spaces in the Mayflower Park car park, as well as plenty more throughout the city centre.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to the Southampton Boat Show, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There is electric vehicle charging available in the Southampton Portland Terrace car park, about 10 minutes’ walk away.
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Where is the Southampton Boat Show located?
The Southampton Boat Show takes place around Mayflower Park on the waterfront in central Southampton.
When does the Southampton Boat Show take place?
It’s an annual event that happens every year in September and takes place over 10 days.
What can you see at the Southampton Boat Show?
The show has more than 430 exhibitors, and you can see more than 300 boats on the marina. You can even try some of them out before you buy! There is plenty of modern boating equipment to see, with gear from more than 600 global brands available.
What else is there to do around the city centre?
The SeaCity Museum tells the story of Southampton’s maritime history, with exhibitions about the general history of the town and the port. There is also an exhibition about the Titanic, which set sail from Southampton in 1912. Most of the crew on board were from Southampton, and more than 500 households lost a family member when it sank. The Southampton City Art Gallery is right beside the SeaCity Museum and has more than 5,300 works which stretch over six centuries of European art history. A little north of the city centre is the Southampton Common. It’s the largest open space in the city, stretching over 365 acres, and hosts a wide range of events, such as fairs, marathons, circuses, music, and shows.
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