Free Parking in Whitstable

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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.

7 places to park for free in Whitstable (2024)

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

What to consider when 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

Cheapest all-day parking in Whitstable

The cheapest car park in Whitstable is Co-op Whitstable 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 £2, so it’s a great option for commuters or those visiting Whitstable for the full day.

Cheapest monthly parking in Whitstable

We found the cheapest car park for monthly parking in Whitstable to be Co-op Whitstable 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, although you must pre-book.

Free car parks in Whitstable

You can park for free in Whitstable 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
Keams Yard Car ParkCT5 1EP8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday
Shaftesbury Road Car ParkCT5 2AW8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday
Victoria Street Car ParkCT5 1JB8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday

You can also park for free in Whitstable between 9pm and 8.30am at Tankerton Road Car Park (Tankerton Road , Whitstable CT5 2HH).

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 9pm 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.

Alternatively, you can use one of the on-street parking bays in Whitstable that offer free parking between 6.30pm and 8.30am, located at the following locations:

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

Free disabled parking in Whitstable

If you are a blue badge holder, you can park for free in Whitstable for 2 hours at council run car parks when you display your blue badge, including:

Car ParkPostcodeDisabled Spaces
Gladstone Road Car ParkCT5 1JG4
Gorrell Tank Car ParkCT5 1BZ13
Keams Yard Car ParkCT5 1EP2
Middle Wall Car ParkCT5 1BN5
Shaftesbury Road Car ParkCT5 2AW4
Tankerton Road Car ParkCT5 2HH4

Free motorcycle parking in Whitstable

Motorcycles and mopeds are permitted to park free of charge in the following car parks in and around Whitstable, providing they are in designated parking bays:

  • 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

Free 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 Monday to Friday and Tankerton Road is free between 9pm and 8.30am (no camping):

Car ParkPostcodeFree Parking
Gladstone Road Car ParkCT5 1JG8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday
Keams Yard Car ParkCT5 1EP8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday
Shaftesbury Road Car ParkCT5 2AW8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday
Victoria Street Car ParkCT5 1JB8.30am – 10am Mon to Friday

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.

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:

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 13th, 2024