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Best places to park in Blackpool and how to pay
With the recent train strikes causing untold misery to millions up and down the country and forcing many to abandon planned train journeys and take to the roads instead, more holidaymakers are set to use their cars to visit Blackpool. With that in mind, we take a look at the best places to park in the town and how you can pay for your parking.
One of the biggest stresses when visiting an unfamiliar town or city is the drive there. Not only is there the worry of becoming caught up in congestion along the way but you also have the concern of where to park your car.
Blackpool is set to welcome record numbers of visitors this summer and in light of the continued rail disruption, more and more holidaymakers will be travelling by road. This will put more pressure on the local roads and the local car parks will be busier than usual.
We have taken a look at the best car parks to use, all close to the centre of town and reasonably priced.
There are many areas close to South Pier in which you can park for free although as these are centrally located, they can fill up quickly in the mornings and afternoons.
- Coniston Road
- Withnell Road
- Station Road
- Thirlmere Road
- Dean Street
- Balmoral Road
- Osborne Road
- Ullswater Road
There is an abundance of unrestricted parking close to the town centre, although here too it pays to get there early as spaces are often at a premium in the later mornings and afternoon.
- Pleasant Street
- Lord Street
- Raikes Parade
Overnight and Sundays in town centre
Should you be visiting Blackpool in the evening, there are many roads offering free parking overnight from 6pm to 8am, these all being free to use on Sunday without restriction. These are:
- Leamington Road
- Regent Road
- South King Street
- Albert Road (6pm – 9am)
COUNCIL CAR PARKS
Blackpool Council operate a range of car parks throughout the town, these including facilities close to the promenade as well as park-and-ride options. These are a safer alternative to unofficial car parks or multi-storeys.
The more popular and central car parks are all located close to the main Blackpool attractions and these include:
- South Beach
- Bolton Street
- Bloomfield Road
- Lonsdale Road
- Chapel Street
- Central Car Park
- Bonny Street
Paying for parking in official council car parks couldn’t be easier. You can use PayByPhone across the town and this includes street parking meters. You can extend your stay from the mobile app wherever you are with no need to return to your vehicle or buy a ticket to display on the windscreen.