Free Parking in Eastbourne

With Eastbourne being one of the most visited seaside towns on the South coast, as well as coming out top on a recent Which? poll, finding parking, or more specifically ‘free’ parking, can be something of a challenge.

We’ll show you the best options for free parking in Eastbourne without restrictions.

5 places to park for free in Eastbourne (2024)

You can park for free in Eastbourne on the following streets near to the town centre:

Gilbert Road
Avondale Road
Belmore Road
Firle Road
Pevensey Road

What to do when parking for free

When parking, 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

Cheapest all-day parking in Eastbourne

We found the cheapest car park in Eastbourne to be Tesco Eastbourne car park, which you can book even if you are not a customer – but it must be pre-booked.

You book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £2.50, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Eastbourne for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Eastbourne

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Chichester to be Tesco Eastbourne car park, which costs £30 per month, making it ideal for commuters.

You can use this car park 7 days a week, including overnight, and leave and re-enter the car park as many times as you need to, but you must pre-book.

Free car parks in Eastbourne

You can park for free in Eastbourne between 6pm and 8am at the following council run car parks close to the town centre:

  • Wish Tower Car Park
  • Devonshire Park Car Park
  • Hyde Gardens Car Park

These car parks are ideal if you are planning an overnight stay in Eastbourne at a hotel or B&B that doesn’t have an on-site car park or you are heading out for a meal in the town.

Alternatively, if you are looking to park during the day in Eastbourne, Gildredge Park Car Park (BN21 1HA) and Church Street Car Park (BN21 1HS) are free at all times but you can only park for a period of 4 hours.

Free disabled parking in Eastbourne

If you are a Blue Badge holder, you can park for free in council run car parks across Eastbourne, which includes the following:

  • East Street – 1 space
  • Friars Walk – 4 spaces
  • Cliffe High Street – 1 space
  • Little East Street – 1 space
  • West Street – 2 spaces

Coach parking in Eastbourne

The most suitable car park for coaches in Eastbourne is Junction Road Coach Parking, BN21 3TN which have the following charges:

  • Up to one hour: £2
  • Up to four hours: £5
  • Up to ten hours: £15 

If you are looking for free coach parking near Eastbourne, touring coaches can park in one of the 3 indicated parking bays at Spring Gardens, Lewes, BN7 3PS.

Residential parking in Eastbourne

If you are a resident in Eastbourne where permits are required, you can apply for a residents parking permit.

In order to apply, you will need to prove you are a resident, so will be required to provide proof of address and proof of vehicle. Prices for a residents parking permit in Eastbourne costs from just £15 per year.

About Eastbourne, UK

Eastbourne is located East of Brighton on the South coast of England and is popular with those looking immerse themselves in a typical British seaside town.

With Beachy Head, a popular lookout point, just slightly West of Eastbourne, there’s plenty of stunning coastline to explore as well as a wide range of restaurants offering local delicacies dotted around the town.

The streets are lined with hotels and B&B’s so you can book yourself in for a short stay in Eastbourne to take in all that the town has to offer.

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 Eastbourne:

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 10th, 2024