Car park and on-street parking charges

Car park parking charges

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.

Use first column for duration then move across for Zone 1a, Zone1B, Zone 2 and Zone 3 costs.
Duration Zone 1a Zone1B Zone 2 Zone 3
Up to 1 hour £3 £1.10 £1 £0
Up to 2 hours £6 £2.20 £2 £1.90
Up to 3 hours £9 £3.30 £3 £2.90
Up to 4 hours £12 £4.40 £4 £3.90
Up to 5 hours £15 £5.50 £5 £4.90
Up to 6 hours £18 £6.60 £6 £5.90
Up to 10 hours £21 £11 £10 £9

*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

Use first column for car parks in zone 1A then move across for location code, opening time and closing time.
Car park Location code Opening time Closing time
Cliffs Pavilion Car Park 602065 Not applicable Not applicable
Eastern Esplanade Car Park 602102 7:30am daily Varies* - see detail below
Fairheads Green Car Park 602009 Not applicable Not applicable
Seaway Car Park 602027 Not applicable Not applicable
Shorefield Road Car Park 602007 Not applicable Not applicable
Thorpe Esplanade Car Park 602012 7:30am daily Varies* - see detail below

*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 1B

Use first column for car parks in zone 1B then move across for location code, opening time and closing time.
Car park Location code Opening time Closing time
Alexandra Street Car Park 602029 Not applicable Not applicable
Ceylon Road Car Park 602024 Not applicable Not applicable
Clarence Road Car Park 602030 Not applicable Not applicable
Essex Street Car Park 602032 Not applicable Not applicable
Hamlet Court Road Car Park 602023 Not applicable Not applicable
Ilfracombe Avenue Car Park 602021 Not applicable Not applicable
London Road North Car Park 602033 Not applicable Not applicable
North Road Car Park 602022 Not applicable Not applicable
Pitmans Close Car Park 602098 Not applicable Not applicable
Tylers Avenue-York Road Car Park 602060 Not applicable Not applicable
University Square Car Park 602062 7am daily 9pm daily
Warrior Square Car Park 602031 Not applicable Not applicable

Car parks in Zone 2

Use first column for car parks in zone 2 then move across for location code, opening time and closing time.
Car park Location code Opening time Closing time
Baxter Avenue Car Park (Bays 89 to 107 only) 610001 Not applicable Not applicable
Beecroft (Upper) Car Park 602037 Not applicable Not applicable
Belton Gardens North Car Park 602001 Not applicable Not applicable
Belton Gardens South Car Park 602002 Not applicable Not applicable
Civic Centre East Car Park 602036 Not applicable Not applicable
Civic Centre North Car Park 602034 Not applicable Not applicable
Elm Road Car Park 602026 Not applicable Not applicable
Leigh Foundry Car Park 602003 Not applicable Not applicable
Leigh Marshes Car Park 610012 Closed until further notice
North Street Car Park 602025 Not applicable Not applicable
Shoebury Common North Car Park 602014 7:30am daily Varies* - see detail below
Shoebury Common South Car Park 602013 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 Not applicable Not applicable
Southchurch Park East 602101 7:30am daily Varies* - see detail below
Thorpe Bay Broadway Car Park 602020 Not applicable Not applicable
Victoria Wharf High Street Car Park 602004 Not applicable Not applicable

*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

Use first column for car parks in zone 3 then move across for location code, opening time and closing time.
Car park Location code Opening time Closing time
Rayleigh Road Car Park 602103 Not applicable Not applicable

Other car parks that are currently free

Use first column for car park and move across for zone.
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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