Car Parking and Parking Permits

The Town Council operates six pay and display car parks in Swanage at the following locations:

Spaces for Blue Badge Holders are allocated in all car parks, but please note that the car park fee applies.  A list of the charges payable can be accessed here.

Camper vans and motorhomes are welcome in the North Beach and Main Beach car parks. The standard car parking fee applies, however, if you need to park across more than one marked parking bay then you will be required to purchase a ticket for each bay utilised accordingly. Please also note that there are no camping/no overnight sleeping facilities available in the car parks. There are, however, a variety of campsites and holiday parks in the local area offering such facilities, please contact Swanage Information Centre, or visit the 'Visit Swanage and Purbeck' tourism website, for further information or assistance. 

"Phone and Pay" parking system is available in all Swanage Car Parks. Phone and Pay allows you to pay for your car parking conveniently, using your mobile phone. Click here for more details.

Residents of Swanage and the surrounding villages of Langton Matravers, Studland, Worth Matravers, Harmans Cross, Corfe Castle, Kingston, Church Knowle, Kimmeridge and Steeple are eligible to apply for a Residents’ Car Parking Permit. This entitles the permit holder to park in the Residents’ Car Park, off Horsecliffe Lane behind the Recreation Ground. A small hourly charge applies in the summer, but parking is free in the winter.

You can apply for a residents' parking permit at the Town Hall, High Street, Swanage by presenting your current COUNCIL TAX BILL and VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOCUMENT (V5) or NEW KEEPER SLIP.  Please note that an administration charge of £5 will be charged for each new permit.                                                                                      

For full details please click here.

Town Hall opening hours and contact details can be found here.