Torquay offers Britain’s best value seaside parking whilst Brighton is the most expensive according to a new study.
Holidayparkguru.co.uk compared prices of parking for four hours in council car parks in 10 of Britain's busiest resorts and found that Brighton was more than four times the price of Torquay.
Most resorts ranged from £3 to £6 for four hours in the car parks nearest to the seafront during the summer, but some South coast spots charge far more.
Price for 4 hours parking:
1. Torquay - £3
=2. Skegness - £4
=2 Shanklin - £4 (from April 2018)
4. Weymouth -£4.50
5. Scarborough - £4.60
6. Great Yarmouth - £5.20
7. Blackpool - £5.50
8. Newquay - £6.30
9. Bournemouth - £10
10. Brighton - £13
Robert Lane from Holidayparkguru.co.uk said
"There's a huge disparity in what councils charge for the prime parking spots along Britain's coastline. You can have half a day at the seaside for a pound an hour or less in parts of Devon or on the Isle of Wight. On the other hand, four hours parked near the beach in Brighton this summer costs the same as parking at East Midlands Airport"
"My advice if you are visiting Brighton or Bournemouth is to park a short distance from the seafront. Unlike most resorts on the list, prices vary hugely depending on which car park you choose. If you’re willing to walk for 20 minutes you’ll pay £6 instead of £13 in Brighton. It’s the same in Bournemouth – if you can manage a 5 minute walk you’ll pay £4 instead of a tenner”
The locations of the top 10 were based on a GB Tourism study comparing visitor numbers at seaside resorts. The study looked for the price during the day in summer in the car park nearest to the sea.
For more information on the survey see https://www.holidayparkguru.co.uk/
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