Free Parking in Blackpool

Free parking in Blackpool

If you are looking for free parking in Blackpool, you’ll be pleased to know there is plenty of free parking available in and around Blackpool so you don’t need to pay for costly private car parks.

There is also free parking without restrictions near to Blackpool attractions such as the promenade so it’s ideal for those with young children.

5 places you can park for free in Blackpool 2024

If you’re visiting Blackpool, you are likely going to be there for the full day, or even longer if you are heading there for a short break. In which case, you won’t want to pay expensive parking charges in council run car parks.

The great thing about Blackpool is that there are plenty of free parking spots – usually found on residential roads close to the promenade – that have no restrictions.

In most cases, you can walk to the beach in less than 10 minutes, which is a great way to save money during your visit to Blackpool.

The following streets offer un-restricted FREE parking spots in Blackpool:

Balmoral Road
Bentinck Avenue
Arnold Avenue

You should always check for any newly installed restriction signs before leaving your car at any of these parking spots.

What to know about parking free in Blackpool

When parking for free in Blackpool, please be considerate of others:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Tuck your car as close to the kerb as possible.
  • Don’t double park as you may be parked on a bus route

Cheap all-day parking in Blackpool

Whilst there are plenty of free parking options, you may feel more comfortable parking somewhere with added security, especially if you are leaving your car for a longer period of time.

The cheapest car park we found in Blackpool was Mecca Bingo car park which costs just £4.50 to park from 9am until 5pm, so ideal for those visiting the seaside town for the day, but this must be pre-booked.

Free Parking near Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is possibly the towns biggest attraction for families, especially in the summer months. If you’re looking to visit, you can use one of these free parking spots near to Blackpool Pleasure Beach:

Balmoral Road – 2 minute walk
Bentinck Avenue – 14 minute walk
Harrowside – 11 minute walk
Arnold Avenue – 15 minute walk
Broadway – 15 minute walk

Free car parks in Blackpool

There are unfortunately no council car parks that offer free parking in Blackpool at any point in the day, although Blue Badge Holders can benefit from 3 hours free parking in certain car parks, including:

  • Bank Street Car Park
  • Bethesda Road Car Park
  • Bonny Street Car Park
  • East Topping Street Car Park
  • Lonsdale Road Car Park

Cheap Car Parks in Blackpool

Although there are no free car parks in Blackpool, there are cheap car parks in and around the town centre:

Car ParkCharge Per Hour
Metropole Hotel£1
St Cuthbert’s Church£1
Bethesda Square£1.50
Buchanan Street£1.50

If you are staying for a short break and looking for 24 hour parking in Blackpool, the cheapest option is Lytham Road NCP which costs just £6.95 or, if this is full, there’s Buchanan Street car park which costs £7.00 for 24 hours parking.

Free motorhome parking in Blackpool

Motorhomes are not permitted to park in any on-street parking spaces in Blackpool. There are dedicated coach bays that Motorhomes can use in Glynn Square Car Park, Lytham Road Car Park and Foxhill Village Car Park.

Parking for Motorhomes is not free, but these car parks do allow overnight parking starting at £10 for 12 hours. Camping is not permitted, which includes the use of washing lines and barbecues. 

Coach parking in Blackpool

There are several council car parks in Blackpool that offer coach parking, including Blackpool South Car Park, (Pleasure Beach) North Car Park, Blackpool Zoo Car Park and South Car Park.

In the winter months, some car parks in Blackpool are restricted to vehicles under 1.9m.

Free disabled parking in Blackpool

If you have a Blue Badge, you are entitled to park in the following car parks in Blackpool free of charge for up to 3 hours:

  • South Car Park
  • Lytham Road Car Park
  • South Beach Car Park
  • Bloomfield Road Car Park
  • Bolton Street Car Park

Free motorcycle parking in Blackpool

If you are visiting Blackpool by motorcycle or moped, you might want to plan where you are going to park before setting off. The following car parks in Blackpool have dedicated motorcycle parking bays that are free of charge:

  • West Street – FY1 1EP (First floor)
  • Lytham Road – FY4 1HT
  • Chapel Street – FY1 5AW (Ground floor under the stairs)
  • Clifton Street – FY1 1LY
  • South King Street – FY1 4AX
  • South Beach – FY4 1BB
  • East Topping Street – FY1 3AS
  • Central car park – FY1 5QE
  • Gynn Square – FY1 2JR

Residential parking in Blackpool

If you are a resident in Blackpool and live in an area where designated parking permits are required, you can purchase a residents and visitors permit for £15.00 which lasts for 12 months.

You will need to provide proof of residence as well as forms of identification and a utility bill in order to apply for a residents parking permit.

About Blackpool, Lancashire

Blackpool is one of the most famous seaside towns in the UK. It oozes entertainment and brings back family memories for lots of people.

When it comes to Blackpool, there are a host of attractions that come to mind, including:

  • Blackpool Tower
  • SEALife Centre
  • Blackpool Dungeon

If you’re planning on visiting for the day, or even longer, you may want to plan your visit by finding free parking spots before you set off. 

Free parking can save you plenty of money, especially if you are taking a short break in Blackpool as well as saving you time when you arrive, looking for somewhere to park.

Hotels in Blackpool

If you’re heading to Blackpool, you’ll likely need a hotel for your stay. When travelling by car, it’s important to find somewhere to park your car, so why not consider a hotel that has parking included?

Other towns and cities nearby

If you’re visiting the area for a short trip or just looking for things to do nearby, you can explore these towns and cities that are near to Blackpool:

About the Author

Hi, my name is Amber and I’m here to help find you suitable free parking in towns and cities across the UK.

When I visit new towns and cities, I always take note of where you can (legally) park for free, whether this be on-street parking bays or council run car parks, which offer free parking during certain hours of the day.

Although I take every effort to ensure this information is up to date and correct, if you notice an issue, please get in touch so I can rectify it for everyone.


Information was last updated on January 8th, 2024