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Car parks in Shepway

Information and advice relating to car parks in the district

On-street parking

Some areas in Shepway are 'controlled zones', where parking is for permit holders only, you have to pay to park or you can only stay for a limited time. The hours and rates for on-street parking are different depending on the area, so check when you park.

If you live or have a business in a controlled zone, you can get a parking permit to park there for a year. 

Car parks

Most council car parks are pay and display between 08:00 and 18:00 daily. It's usually free to park outside these times. Sandgate Road Car Park is usually locked at 21:00 hours unless there is an event.

All pay and display ticket machines accept 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. They don't give change. You can also pay by phone or by using a credit or debit card. Details are next to the ticket machine.

Interactive map of car parks in Shepway

If you regularly use a council car park, you can apply for a car park season ticket.

Buy a car park season ticket

Parking for motorbikes

Parking for motorbikes (motorcycles) is free, and there are no time limits in any:

  • council car park
  • designated motorcycle bay
  • permit holder bay
  • shared use bay (both permit holder and pay and display)

There are designated motorcycle parking bays with security rails in Shellon Street Car Park in Folkestone, The Paddocks and Mount Street Car Park in Hythe and Dymchurch Central Car Park.

You must not park a motorbike:

  • on yellow lines
  • in a bus stop
  • in a taxi rank
  • in a disabled or loading bay

Coach parking

There is parking for coaches at Dymchurch Central and at Coast Drive in Greatstone.

Areaup to 5 hoursup to 10 hours
Dymchurch CentralFreeFree
Coast Drive£7.60£14.00

Motor homes

If your motor home fits in a standard bay, you can use any car park that doesn't have a height barrier. You mustn't camp in your vehicle or heat, cook or prepare food in it while you're parked.

Electric car charging points

Are available in three of the Council's car parks:

  • Shellons Street, Folkestone
  • Military Road, Hythe 
  • West Street, New Romney

Charging is free of charge but a pay & display ticket must be purchased to cover the duration of your stay.

Please visit for full details on how to use this service.

 Interactive map of car parks in Shepway