I know, Brighton Marina isn’t right next to Brighton centre but once you park there, hop along the coast on the cheap but fun Volks Railway. If you have kids with you they’ll gonna love it! Be careful because you’ll be passing the Peter Pan’s Playground and the Crazy Golf and you may never make it to the Brighton, especially with very young kids 🙂
This one is much further from Brighton Centre but you have nice stroll the seafront with many shops and restaurants on the way.
There is much more places to park for free and usually the further from the seafront you going the more you’ll find. The main question here is: “How far is still close?” That’s the reason why I tried to show you the closest ones I know about.
There is one more (the official version) of this free Brighton parking adventure and that’s Park & Ride. The reason I didn’t mention this one right on the beginning is, don’t expect Canterbury sort of Park & Ride. This one is not so popular because it’s just too far. Yes you’ll get free parking with no restriction in time except “No overnight parking”. There is also hight restriction of 2 meters (6 and a half feet) as in most of multi storey car parks. The worst part? It takes about 30 minutes on the bus to get down to Brighton! I know I can’t complain if there is something free but this one is just too far. Anyway, if you are planning to use this official road set your SatNav to BN1 5JD. The bus number you’re after, once you parked your car is number 27 and it will take you to the City Centre in about 30 minutes as I said before. You are after those stops:
That’s it. I can write about free parking in Brighton or Hove forever, the thing is, you need only one parking space and I believe you already found it anyway. Don’t forget to spend the saved money in the local shops 🙂 Simply get the snacks or frizzy drinks there and you’ll end up with helping the local businesses with money you just saved on the parking and saving again as the snacks will be probably more expensive in City Centre anyway.
Enjoy your stay in Brighton and let us know where did you park for free in Brighton in the comments. If it’s some new place I’m sure everyone will appreciate it.
Where to park in Brighton
Brighton is one of the cities where your own transport is not really good idea because of parking issues. If can choose, it is better to use public transport. If you decide to travel to Brighton by your car there are still options where you can leave your car. Just make sure you will park very soon in the day as looking for parking space is not easy in Brighton.
Free parking in Brighton
First and the best idea is park in Multi Story Car Park in Brighton Marina, which is FREE. There is available 1500+ parking spaces for up to 4 hours. If you have bigger car you can park in opposite FREE Asda car park, which is for customers only, but you can still park there whatever you buy or don’t buy anything. Depends on how far you are willing to go, there is as well free parking on Preston Drove next to Preston Park. There is couple of streets where parking is free on Sunday for example Elder Place. Here you can find more info about free parking in Brighton.
City College has a £5.00 flat fee to use their car park on Saturdays and Sundays. The access to the car park is from Whitecross Street. Another option is Churchill Square parking or NCP car parks – Brighton Theatre Multi storey car park, North Road Multi storey car park and Russell Road Multi storey car park. They are open 24 hours with price starting on £1 for 1 hour. There is a lot of pay and display car parking spaces across the city with price range from around £1 for 1 hour up to £25 for 24 hours. On some there are height restrictions.
It is not easy, but with a little bit of luck you will find some place to park.
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