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Information about parking in Blackpool
The best way to get to one of the UK’s most famous seaside towns is via the M55, directly to the outskirts of Blackpool from the M6 – with you then only needing to follow the Preston New Road all the way to the town centre.
There are lots of options for drivers when visiting Blackpool with a vast selection of off-street car parks – both council and commercially run – and on-street parking available throughout the town.
There are no park and ride facilities serving Blackpool but there are a number of off-street car parks and good public transport in place to make this unnecessary.
JustPark provides information on a multitude of parking options across Blackpool – including spaces on-street, off-street and those that are reservable, from driveways to car parks.
On-street pay-and-display spaces are available across Blackpool, particularly in the town centre, at a generally affordable hourly rate. However, Blackpool Council describes many of these bays and spaces as ‘multi-purpose’ – meaning that at different times of day, different restrictions will apply – so make sure you’re aware of the tariffs and rules before you park.
You can use our parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near Waterloo station.
Most off-street car parks in Blackpool are council-operated, with 22 in total across the town, but the more centrally located car parks charge a fairly expensive hourly rate.
Central car park (Seasiders Way, Blackpool, FY1 5QU) is one of the largest of these and is perfectly located, just a short walk from the seafront and close to attractions like Central Pier and Blackpool Tower. This car park is open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, and charges a relatively reasonable hourly and daily rate.
JustPark offers a wide choice of reservable off-street parking in Blackpool – from public car parks to private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Tower Street car park Blackpool Council £1.20 / hour Houndshill Shopping Centre Car Park Houndshill Shopping Centre £2.70 / 2 hours Central Blackpool Council £3.00 / 2 hours South King Street Car Park Blackpool Council £2.50 / 2 hours East Topping Street Car Park Blackpool Council £3.00 / 2 hours
Blackpool South acts as the town’s secondary railway station, primarily offering suburban services as well as regular trains to nearby Preston. This station is also ideally located, just a short walk from Blackpool Town’s Bloomfield Road stadium.
As well as all this, Blackpool is served by an extensive bus and tram network providing access to towns along the surrounding northwest coastline.
Disabled facilities and spaces are readily available in Blackpool, with most off-street car parks providing a good amount. Blue Badge holders are entitled to park free of charge in all on-street pay-and-display spaces with no time limit, and in some council car parks for up to 3 hours (after which normal hourly tariffs will be enforced).
Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge may also park on single or double yellow lines and in resident permit restricted zones for up to 3 hours – as long as they are not causing an obstruction to traffic or violating any signposted loading bans.
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in Blackpool (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Most of Blackpool’s on-street pay-and-display spaces are described as ‘multi-purpose’, meaning that different restrictions apply at different times of day so you should always read signposts on location to ensure you are not parked illegally.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in – i.e. those that are not restricted at the times you search for.
Overnight parking is available in many of Blackpool’s secure off-street car parks, with a very reasonable (and seemingly largely standardised) rate for most council-operated car parks.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Please note that parking charges in all on-street and the majority of off-street locations still apply on Bank Holidays and at weekends.
Blackpool is perhaps the most famous northern seaside town and remains a favourite for all ages. The skyline is dominated by the seafront attractions of Blackpool Tower and Blackpool Pleasure Beach a little further south, with their equally elegant extravagance seen from all around.
The town prides itself on the entertainment it provides at venues like Blackpool Winter Gardens, but there is always more to do on any visit. You can park up and take a break from the action by the sea further inland in the lovely Stanley Park.
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