Car Parking and Parking Permits

Please click here for details of free and reduced parking arrangements in Town Council car parks during December 2015, and for the first Saturday in January 2016, for Christmas shopping in Swanage!


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.

"Phone and Pay" parking system is now 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.