Information about Parking in Whitstable
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Whitstable is a quintessential English seaside town with quirky shops and fresh seafood being sold at the local market. It still has a working harbor, which is a brilliant place to visit and explore. The beach is the perfect place to take a stroll, or perhaps you fancy sitting by the sea and enjoying a delicious meal of traditional fish and chips. The beach at Whitstable is one of very few in the country to have a pub on it too.
As with many popular seaside towns, parking in Whitstable can be difficult to navigate. It is recommended that drivers investigate their parking options in advance before driving to the coast.
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Parking in Whitstable
Parking in Whitstable requires a little advance planning to ensure a hassle free experience.
There are several car parks available in Whitstable. Parking in Whitstable Harbour car park is £1.70 per hour between 8:30am and 8pm. These charges are in place 7 days a week, but outside of these hours parking is free here. The maximum stay is 2 hours.
Victoria Street car park offers overnight parking for £2 between 11pm and 8:30am. This car park has different charges during the day depending on the time of year. Between April to September, it is £2 per hour, and between October to March, it is £1.40 per hour.
Tankerton Road charges 60p per hour between 8:30am and 8pm, every day. Tickets for 5 hours or more are valid for 24 hours. Coaches can also use this car park and they are charged £3 for any period of time.
Whitstable swimming pool car park charges only £1 for all day parking between 7am and 10pm. This fee is refunded if you are using the swimming pool. Outside of these hours, parking in this car park is free. There is a maximum stay of three hours.
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Whitstable Airport parking
The nearest major airport to Whitstable is London Southend airport, which is about 20 miles away. There is a range of parking options on site, including long-stay and short-stay car parks right next to the terminal.
Parking at London Southend airport can be expensive, and as such, travelers and airport employees like to use alternative options for airport parking. You may want to consider browsing the options available at YourParkingSpace. We have short term and long term options available within easy access to the airport.
Top attractions at Whitstable simply have to include the beautiful beaches. Whitstable West Beach is a popular place for a quiet walk. It is dog friendly and is one of the few beaches in the country to have its own pub. Alternatively, Tankerton Beach is perfect for those interested in windsurfing and adventuring among the rock pools. If you’re there at low tide, make sure to check out ‘The Street’. This is a natural path that takes you right out into the sea.
Whitstable Harbour is a fantastic place to take a stroll around. The independent shops around here and in town provide perfect places to pick up some quirky gifts and souvenirs. After the exertions of exploring this quaint seaside town, treat yourself to fish and chips by the sea.
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There is a railway station in Whitstable. It is managed by South Eastern trains. There are frequent services between Whitstable and Ramsgate, London Victoria, and London St Pancras.
Stagecoach provides a direct bus route between Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay. The buses run up to every 15 minutes during the day time. This route is known as the Triangle. There are also a number of other bus routes running in Whitstable and the surrounding local area.
Disabled Parking in Whitstable
The Blue Badge scheme is for people with severe mobility problems or those who are registered blind. Blue Badge holders can park for free in the designated disabled parking bays for up to three hours in the car parks in Whitstable. You must ensure that you display your Blue Badge.
There are four electric vehicle charging points available in Whitstable. These are located in the following areas:
- The northern end of Cromwell Road
- Sea Street
- Nelson Road
- Gladstone Road car park (off street)
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Most of the car parks in Whitstable have the same parking fee tariffs in place for 7 days a week. Overnight and evening parking is available in most of the Whitstable car parks. It is worth checking the hours for which parking fees are in place as parking in Whitstable car parks is free outside of these hours. However, the hours vary between different car parks.
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Is there overnight parking available in Whitstable?
There is overnight parking available in most of the car parks in Whitstable. Car park charges are not usually in place overnight, but it is worth checking this as charging hours vary between car parks.
Where can I find free parking in Whitstable?
Whitstable parking is free outside of certain hours. Check the hours for the car park you would like to park in as different car parks have different charging hours.
Do I need to apply for a Blue Badge to park in a disabled parking bay?
Yes, you do. Remember to always display your Blue Badge clearly to avoid hefty fines.
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Latest Whitstable parking reviews
Third visit to Whitstable and this parking site was such a find and great value. Lovely walk into centre of town and no worries about length of time etc. Definitely recommend.Sheila
Easy to find, top of high street. So walk through high st and you are at beach/harbour. Miss all the queue to park at harbour. The places are not reserved so you are finding space with shoppers. We had last place. A short wait would get you a place probably. But it’s on £2.00 for all day..Ray
Easy to find, good location! Really good value.Livi
Ideal car park for our stay at a nearby airb/b. Had no trouble in finding a space every time I needed it when we returned to Whistable. For a very reasonable price it’s a no brainy has most other parking available is very expensive..Richard
Good size parking bays. Ideal location for parking to explore Whitstable. We rented a cottage that had a small parking area so this parking option was ideal.Julie
Easy to find. Not too far from the main part of the high street. Easy walk to the seafront.Holly
Really convenient, easy parkingRebecca
Easy to find and good locationSharon