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Information about parking in Southsea
If you want to discover Portsmouth like a local, going to Southsea is a must. It is more than just a seaside with a hotel or a beach. Southsea is a thriving cultural force which seems real and tangible to those who live there.
Although Gunwharf Quays is home to famous bars, shopping streets, and restaurants, Southsea is more independent. There may be some big names along Palmerston Road, but most other streets are full of bars, cafes, restaurants and independent shops. It’s also a place to get away from the “copy and paste” British street, to see something new.
During the Victorian era, Southsea became a popular tourist destination. For centuries, Southsea has grown into a tourist destination, unlike any other.
Southsea has a population of about 19000 people. Trains depart from Portsmouth and Southsea Station, and from Fratton Station. There are many car parks available in Southsea; however, it is sometimes a hassle to get a parking space. Therefore, some car parks offer a prior reservation to guarantee you a space.
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Some additional information about parking in southsea, to cater to all your parking needs
Street parking in Southsea is complex. This is because there are over 30 residential parking areas throughout the city. Although these parking restrictions are appropriate for residents, they pose a greater challenge for tourists and non-permit holders.
Some streets allow free parking for up to two hours without authorisation, while they limit others to one hour. In other areas, there is no restriction on free parking.
Parking can be difficult in Southsea because many people visit the area. However, you can reserve parking spaces using the mobile apps available. You can choose between short-term and long-term parking, including hourly and weekly bookings for only £3.
If you do not wish to bring a car, Southsea has a parking and transportation service. From there, you can take the bus every 10 minutes, 15 minutes or 30 minutes, depending on the day and the region where you want to visit. Regular trains run directly from Portsmouth and Southsea station.
The Blue Badge parking permit provides a national franchise for people with severe disabilities. Owners can park in designated parking areas, helping them find convenient parking.
The hours of parking restrictions for residents vary by road. In some areas, parking schemes are always active, but in others, they lift restrictions after a while.
You must present a valid Blue Badge when parking in a space for people with reduced mobility. Parking without this badge may result in you incurring expensive fines.
There is no reduction in charges or easing of restrictions in the hospital car parks on bank holidays.
There are 16 spaces directly in front of the main entrance to the hospital where drivers can set down and collect passengers free of charge. They cannot park or wait there, however.
People travelling to a hospital are not generally speaking looking for tourist attractions, but Coventry Cathedral and nearby Kenilworth Castle are well worth a visit.