Where To Park In Scarborough, North Yorkshire

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Helen and I visit Scarborough at least once a year. It’s where Helen went to University, so alongside strolling along the beach front and pushing coins into machines to win cuddly toys, we also hang out with old friends and go to University social gaterhings.

However, one part of our trip always causes us a headache, and that’s parking!

Where To Park In Scarborough

Finding out where to park in Scarborough (especially during summer school holidays, weekends and bank holidays) can sometimes take you an hour and cause you a lot of stress.

It’s certainly not what you want when starting a day or long weekend at the seaside.

In this post, we’ve decided to put together the best places to park in reference to where you’re planning on staying or visiting during your time in the seaside town.

Scalby Mills Car Park

Address: Scalby Mills, Scarborough, YO12 6RP

Scalby Mills is the most northernly car park in Scarborough town and is located just next to the Sea Life Centre and Scarborough North Cliff Golf Club. There are 170 standard car parking spaces and an additional 11 disabled car parking spaces here.

The cost of parking ranges from £2.20 for one hour through to £9.00 for 24 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

Northstead Lower Car Park

Address: Burniston Road, Scarborough, YO12 6PF

One of two car parks located near the popular Peasholm Park, opposite North Bay Beach. There are 98 car parking spaces here in total, 2 of which are for disabled badge holders. The car park is open 24 hours a day and has toilets which are available for a small fee.

The cost of parking ranges from £2.20 for one hour through to £9.00 for 24 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

Northstead Upper Car Park

Address: Ryndle Crescent, Scarborough, YO12 6AQ

100m from the Northstead Lower car park is the Northstead Upper car park with a further 562 spaces. 6 of the spaces are disabled, 156 are standard tarmac spaces and additional 400 spaces are grass overflow which is used in the peak season and during major events.

The cost of parking ranges from £1.70 for one hour through to £9.00 for 24 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

Marine Drive Car Park

Address: Marine Drive, Scarborough, YO11 1PG

Located on the seafront, this car park is around half a mile from the skate park and a half a mile in the opposite direction to Scarborough Castle. There are 366 spaces here in total including 2 disabled bays.

The cost of parking ranges from £1.80 for one hour through to £9.00 for 24 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

Quay Street Car Park

Address: Quay Street, Scarborough, YO11 1PL

Located between Luna Park and Scarborough Harbour is the Quay Street Car Park. This 24 hour car park only has 39 spaces and an additional 2 disabled car parking spaces, but is conveniently located.

If it’s full we suggest going to the nearby West Pier car park (Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB) which is also open 24 hours a day and has an additional 118 standard spaces and 3 disabled spaces.

The cost of parking ranges from £1.80 for one hour through to £9.00 for 24 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

South Bay Underground Car Park

Address: Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

This underground car park is perfect for those looking to visit the South Bay in Scarborough. South Bay is more popular for tourists than North Bay so you’ll probably find that the spaces in this area fill up quicker than other parking locations listed above.

There are 138 car parking spaces here with an additional 4 disabled bays. The car park has a heigh restriction being under ground of 6-feet and is only open from 8am until 7pm daily (except when events are ongoing at the Spa)

The cost of parking ranges from £2.20 for one hour through to £9.00 for 24 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

St Nicholas Parade Car Park

Address: Falconers Road, Scarborough, YO11 2EN

Uphill from the beach towards the town are two small car parks. The first St Nicholas Parade car park and the second one street across is Falconers Road (Falconers Road, Scarborough, YO11 2EN). Together these car parks have a capacity of 38 with 3 additional disabled bays.

The cost of parking ranges from £2.20 for one hour through to £5.60 for 6 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

Spa Drive Car Park

Address: Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 2HD

Away from the promenade along the beachfront heading towards Scarborough Spa is the Spa Drive car park. This car park has 33 car parking spaces and no disabled bays.

If you’re looking for a disabled bay here we recommend driving along to Spa Forecourt car park (Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 2HD) Parking charges are only applicable here from 9am until 6pm, however, the car park is open 24 hours a day.

The cost of parking ranges from £2.20 for one hour through to £5.60 for 6 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

Westwood Car Park

Address: Westwood, Scarborough, YO11 2PF

Located half a mile from Scarborough’s South Bay is Westwood car park. This car park is adjoined to Tesco supermarket and has 107 standard spaces, sadly none of which are disabled. The car park is open 24 hours a day, but charges only apply between 9am and 6pm.

The cost of parking ranges from £3.30 for two hours through to £9.00 for 24 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.

North Street Car Park

Address: North Street, Scarborough, YO11 1DE

Our final option is parking at North Street car park which is located around half a mile from Scarborough’s South Bay. There are 160 spaces here in total, 4 of which are disabled. The car park is open 24 hours a day but parking charges only apply between 9am and 6pm.

The cost of parking ranges from £1.70 for one hour through to £5.60 for 6 hours. Discounts are available for residents of Scarborough City Council.


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