Free Parking in Southport

free parking southport

If you are visiting Southport, either for a day of shopping or just needing to run some errands, you can find a free parking spot in Southport without restrictions before you set off for a stress free trip.

5 places to park for free in Southport (2024)

You can park for free in Southport on the following streets near to the city centre:

  • Cross Street
  • Southbank Road
  • Sefton Street
  • Portland Street
  • Westcliffe Road

What to consider when parking free in Southport

When parking, ensure you park your vehicle considerately:

  • Ensure you don’t block any driveways
  • Park across one bay only
  • Don’t double park
  • Look out for newly installed parking signs

Cheapest all-day parking in Southport

The cheapest car park in Southport is Premier Inn Southport Car Park which you can pre-book to secure your space.

You can also choose to book this car park all day (9am – 5pm) for just £4, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Southport for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Southport

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Southport to be Sainsbury’s Southport car park which costs £45 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, although you must pre-book.

Free car parks in Southport

You can park for free in Southport at Botanic Gardens although this will require a walk into the town centre or beach area.

You can also park for free in Southport at council run car parks between 8pm and 8am (some car parks from 5.30pm). These car parks are close to the town centre and also the beach. Car parks include:

Car ParkAddressFree Parking
Marine Drive Car ParkPR8 1SQ8pm – 8am
Tulketh Street – West Car ParkPR8 1AN8pm – 8am
Tulketh Street Car ParkPR8 1AW8pm – 8am
Dunes Leisure/Splashworld Car ParkPR8 1RR5.30pm – 8am

Free on-street parking in Southport

You can park for free at pay and display on-street locations in Southport between 6pm and 8am (up until 11am on Sunday). These locations are close to the town centre and other popular attractions.

These on-street parking locations include:

  • West Street
  • Victoria Street
  • Bank Square

Park and ride sites in Southport

Park and Ride offers a really cost effective way of visiting Southport, without having to battle with the traffic. There are 2 park and ride sites in Southport; Esplanade Park & Ride Car Park and Fairways Park & Ride Car Park.

It costs just £2 to use these car parks and access the free bus into Southport.

Free overnight parking in Southport

Parking is free in Southport from 5.30pm at some public car parks, but most council run car parks offer free parking between 8pm and 8am:

Car ParkAddressFree Parking
Marine Drive Car ParkPR8 1SQ8pm – 8am
Tulketh Street – West Car ParkPR8 1AN8pm – 8am
Tulketh Street Car ParkPR8 1AW8pm – 8am
Dunes Leisure/Splashworld Car ParkPR8 1RR5.30pm – 8am

Alternatively, you can park in on-street parking bays from 6pm until 8am, which includes the following locations:

  • West Street
  • Victoria Street
  • Bank Square

Coach parking in Southport

If you are travelling to Southport by coach, there are a few free parking options available to you, with the most accessible being the Eco Centre, where coach parking costs just £5 for the day.

Car ParkAddressParking Charges
Eco Centre Car ParkEsplanade, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 2BZ£5 per day

Motorhome parking in Southport

There’s room for motorhomes to park a the coast side car park where Marine Drive meets Coastal Road (by the roundabout). This parking area is also ideal for those visiting the Velvet Trail walk.

There’s no dedicated bays so it’s important to park considerately and avoid blocking anyone in or out.

Residential parking permits in Southport

If you are a resident living in one of Southport permit parking areas, you can apply for a residents parking permit. Parking permits cost around £30 and last for two years.

You will need to provide proof of address when applying.

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 Southport:

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.

Amber

Information was last updated on January 12th, 2024