Car parks in the district

The map below shows the locations and details about car parks in the district.

With immediate effect the Lower Leas Coastal Park car park  is closed from 8pm - 8am daily. Please make sure you leave the site on time. We are unable to release any vehicles overnight.

Google map of car parks in the district

General information

  • Most council car parks are pay and display between 8:00am and 6:00pm daily. It's usually free to park outside these times
  • Sandgate Road Car Park is usually locked at 9:00pm unless there is an event

Electric Vehicle Charge Points

The following car parks now have working electric vehicle charging points:

  1. Tram Road Car Park
  2. Sandgate Road Car Park
  3. Wilberforce Road Car Park, Sandgate
  4. Dymchurch Central Car Park
  5. Church Road Car Park, New Romney
  6. Station Road, The Sidings, Lyminge
  7. Upper Payers
  8. The Paddocks, Hythe
  9. Mount Street, Hythe
  10. The Lade
  11. Shellons Street Car Park
  12. Military Road Car Park
  13. West Street, Car Park
  14. High Knocke
  15. Twiss Fort Car Park Hythe
  16. Battery Point
  17. Pleydell Gardens
  18. Lower Payers Car Park, Mill Bay
  19. East Cliff Pavilion
  20. Jolly Fisherman, Greatstone
  21. Fisherman's Beach
  22. Castle Road Car Park, Sandgate
  23. The Coastal Park Car Park
  24. Broomfield Road Car Park
  25. Civic Centre Car Park
  26. Lower Sandgate Road West Car Park

Ways to pay

  • All pay and display ticket machines accept 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins; they don't give change
  • Pay via the RingGo app using a credit or debit card
  • Pay over the phone using a credit or debit card by following the instructions on the pay and display machine
  • Contactless: 35 of the district's 60 pay and display machines are being made contactless (they will all still be able to accept cash/RingGo). The remaining 25 machines are older and cannot be upgraded, although five will be replaced. 

Apply for a car park permit

If you regularly use a council car park, you can apply for a car park resident's permit or season ticket.

Apply for or renew a parking permit