Car park and on-street parking charges

Car park parking charges

Please note that Leigh Marshes car park will be closed from 1 April 2024 to 30 April 2025 due to the Leigh Port Regeneration Scheme.

We have a number of public off-street car parks across the city, for use of cars, motorcycles and vans (not exceeding 2.3 metres in height and 5.5 metres in length), where you can pay at a pay and display machine (where available). When parked at these locations you can also use cashless payment options, via Mobon or RingGo parking app. (Note: Convenience fee and optional text message charges may apply).

When using our car parks you are able to take advantage of the Southend Pass, which can be used for up to three hours in each zone, per day.

Blue Badge holders displaying their blue badges correctly can park free of charge in reserved parking spaces (where available) or in any regular parking bay in any of our car parks. Visit our webpage about using your Blue Badge for more information.

We have electric vehicles charging points in some of our car parks

This page shows the cost to use our car parks, which varies dependent on the zone the car park is in.

Parking charges for each zone in Southend
Duration Zone 1a Zone1B Zone 2 Zone 3
Up to 1 hour £2.80 £1.20 £1.10 £0.00
Up to 2 hours £5.50 £2.40 £2.20 £2.20
Up to 3 hours £8.30 £3.60 £3.30 £3.30
Up to 4 hours £11.00 £4.80 £4.40 £3.90
Up to 5 hours £13.80 £6.10 £5.50 £5.00
Up to 6 hours £16.50 £7.30 £6.60 £6.10
Up to 10 hours £19.30 £13.20 £13.20 £11.00

*Charging period in each zone is 8am - 6pm, Monday to Sunday.

** Free parking at all car parks on Christmas day

***Southend Pass can be used for up to three hours in each zone, per day

Car Parks in Zone 1A

Eastern Esplanade Car Park will not be available for parking on Saturday 28 October 2023. Please find an alternative parking location. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Car Parks in Zone 1A
Car park Location Code Opening Time Closing Time
Cliffs Pavilion Car Park 602065 N/A N/A
Eastern Esplanade Car Park 602102 7:30am daily 9:15pm daily
Fairheads Green Car Park 602009 N/A N/A
Seaway Car Park 602027 N/A N/A
Shorefield Road Car Park 602007 N/A N/A
Thorpe Esplanade Car Park 602012 7:30am daily 9:15pm daily

Car Parks in Zone 1B

Car Parks in Zone 1B
Car park Location Code Opening Time Closing Time
Alexandra Street Car Park 602029 N/A N/A
Ceylon Road Car Park 602024 N/A N/A
Clarence Road Car Park 602030 N/A N/A
Essex Street Car Park 602032 N/A N/A
Hamlet Court Road Car Park 602023 N/A N/A
Ilfracombe Avenue Car Park 602021 N/A N/A
London Road North Car Park 602033 N/A N/A
North Road Car Park 602022 N/A N/A
Pitmans Close Car Park 602098 N/A N/A
Tylers Avenue-York Road Car Park 602060 N/A N/A
University Square Car Park 602062 7am daily 9pm daily
Warrior Square Car Park 602040 N/A N/A

Car Parks in Zone 2

Car Parks in Zone 2
Car park Location Code Opening Time Closing Time
Baxter Avenue Car Park (Bays 89 to 107 only) 610001 N/A N/A
Beecroft (Upper) Car Park 602037 N/A N/A
Belton Gardens North Car Park 602001 N/A N/A
Belton Gardens South Car Park 602002 N/A N/A
Civic Centre East Car Park 602036 N/A N/A
Civic Centre North Car Park 602034 N/A N/A
Elm Road Car Park 602026 N/A N/A
Leigh Foundry Car Park 602003 N/A N/A
Leigh Marshes Car Park 602000 N/A N/A
North Street Car Park 602025 N/A N/A
Shoebury Common North Car Park 602013 7:30am daily Varies* - see detail below
Shoebury Common South Car Park 602014 7:30am daily Varies* - see detail below
Shoebury East Beach Car Park 602016 7:30am daily Varies* - see detail below
Short Street Car Park 602039 N/A N/A
Southchurch Park East 602101 7:30am daily Varies* - see detail below
Thorpe Bay Broadway Car Park 602020 N/A N/A
Victoria Wharf High Street Car Park 602004 N/A N/A

*Closing times are: (i) April - 8:15pm (ii) May, June and July - 9pm (iii) August - 9:30pm (iv) September - 7pm (v) Rest of the year - 6:15pm

Car Parks in Zone 3

Car Parks in Zone 3
Car park Location Code Opening Time Closing Time
Rayleigh Road Car Park 602103 N/A N/A

Other car parks that are currently free are listed below

Other car parks that are currently free.
Car park Zone
Eastern Esplanade East Car Park (Camelia) Zone 1A
Hadleigh Road Car Park Zone 2
Leigh Hill Car Park Zone 2
Uttons Avenue Car Park Zone 2
Eastwood Boulevard Car Park Zone 3
Pargat Car Park Zone 3
Sutherland Boulevard Car Park Zone 3
Cockethurst Recreation Ground Parks and sports grounds
Dalmatia Road Car Park Parks and sports grounds
Eastwood Park Car Park Parks and sports grounds
Jones Memorial Recreation Ground Car Park Parks and sports grounds
St Laurence Way Car Park Parks and sports grounds
Victory Sports Ground Car Park Parks and sports grounds

Contact parking, travel and roads

Telephone: 01702 215003

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