Free Parking in Whitstable, UK

If you are visiting Whitstable either for a day of shopping or to meet up with friends or family, we will show you where to park without restrictions.

What you can find in this guide

  • What to know about free parking in Whitstable
  • Where to park for free in Whitstable
  • Cheap parking options in Whitstable
  • Council car parks
  • Free overnight parking in Whitstable
  • Free motorcycle parking in Whitstable
  • Free motorhome parking in Whitstable
  • Coach parking in Whitstable
  • Residents parking in Whitstable
  • About Whitstable

What to know about parking free in Whitstable

When parking, please take into consideration:

  • Be considerate – most free parking is on residential streets, so do not block driveways or exit routes
  • Ensure there is enough space for larger vehicles to pass, especially if you park in a residential area

Here are our list of available free parking in Whitstable, so if you are visiting friends or heading out for a bite to eat, you can save money by finding a free parking spot.

Where to park for free in Whitstable

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

  • Nelson Road
  • Belmont Road
  • Old Bridge Road
  • Downs Avenue
  • Reservoir Road
  • Westmeads Road
  • Northwood Road

Cheap Parking in Whitstable

If you don’t want to leave your car at one of our suggested free parking spots, there is cheap parking available in Whitstable from just £5 per day and these spaces are available to book in advance.

Free car parks in Whitstable

You can park for free in Whitstable on weekends and between 8.30am and 10am Mon to Fri at the following car parks:

Car ParkPostcodeFree Parking
Gladstone Road Car ParkCT5 1JG8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday and on weekends
Gorrell Tank Car ParkCT5 1BZ8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday and on weekends
Keams Yard Car ParkCT5 1EP8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday and on weekends
Middle Wall Car ParkCT5 1BN8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday and on weekends
Oyster Car Park (Easter to Sept only)CT5 1AB8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday and on weekends
Shaftesbury Road Car ParkCT5 2AW8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday and on weekends
Tankerton Road Car ParkCT5 2HH8pm – 8.30am daily

Free on-street parking in Whitstable

You can park for free in Whitstable at on-street parking locations near to the town centre after 6.30pm and all day Sunday. These streets include:

  • Beach Walk
  • Island Wall
  • Marine Terrace
  • Railway Avenue (after 6pm)
  • Waterloo Road

Free overnight parking in Whitstable

You can park for free overnight in Whitstable between the hours of 8pm and 8.30am at Tankerton Road Car Park (CT5 2HH) which is located just a short walk from Tankerton beach and around a 20 minute walk from Whitstable town centre.

Free motorcycle parking in Whitstable

Motorcycles and mopeds are permitted to park free of charge in the following car parks in and around Whitstable:

  • Gladstone Road Car Park
  • Middle Wall Car Park
  • Shaftesbury Road Car Park
  • Tankerton Road Car Park
Car ParkPostcode
Gladstone Road Car ParkCT5 1JG
Middle Wall Car ParkCT5 1BN
Shaftesbury Road Car ParkCT5 2AW
Tankerton Road Car ParkCT5 2HH

Motorhome parking in Whistable

If you are travelling to Whitstable by motorhome, you can park in the following car parks which have no restrictions. Parking is free between 8.30am and 10am and on weekends and Tankerton Road is free overnight:

  • Gladstone Road Car Park
  • Keams Yard Car Park
  • Middle Wall Car Park
  • Oyster Car Park
  • Shaftesbury Road Car Park
  • Tankerton Road Car Park
  • Victoria Street Car Park
Car ParkPostcode
Gladstone Road Car ParkCT5 1JG
Keams Yard Car ParkCT5 1EP
Middle Wall Car ParkCT5 1BN
Oyster Car Park (Easter to Sept only)CT5 1AB
Shaftesbury Road Car ParkCT5 2AW
Tankerton Road Car ParkCT5 2HH
Victoria Street Car ParkCT5 1JB

Coach parking in Whitstable

If you are travelling to Whitstable by coach, Tankerton Road Car Park (CT5 2HH) has dedicated coach parking spaces. Standard charges do apply to this car park but it’s within easy access of Whitstable.

Permit parking in Whitstable

If you are a resident of a restricted parking zone in Whitstable, you can apply for a residents parking permit, which allows you to park your car on any street in that zone. 

Residents permits cost around £58 for 12 months depending on the street you reside. In order to apply for a permit, you will need proof of residence and proof of vehicle.

Things To Do in Whitstable, UK

About Whitstable

One of the main attractions in Whitstable is the pebble beach. Kent is packed with plenty of beaches to enjoy, but Whitstable has the charm of the quaint town combined with the stunning sea views.

The town itself is perfect for a spot of retail therapy with streets lined with independent shops and cafes.

If you want to immerse yourself in some of the local heritage, Whitstable Castle offers a delve into the history of the town and the surrounding areas.

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 Whitstable: