Parking in Sandgate

Like many seaside locations, Sandgate has a limited amount of parking available. However, there are a range of parking options for visitors, including up to two hours free parking in many of the key roads in the village and almost all in Sandgate Valley.

Many roads in Sandgate village are covered by a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) restricting longer term parking to permit holding residents and businesses between the hours of 8am-6pm excluding Bank Holiday. There is FREE on street parking for up to two hours for any visitor on any parking bays on roads displaying a sign saying so. Those roads include Sandgate High Street, Castle Road, Granville Parade, Military Road, Radnor Cliff and Radnor Cliff Crescent.

In other roads in the village, visitors can park for free outside the restricted hours of 11am-3pm Monday – Saturday. Those roads include Wilberforce Road, The Crescent, Bybrook Field and Bybrook Way.

You can check the restrictions on each road in Sandgate on the Sandgate CPZ map on Shepway Council’s website. Roads marked GREEN are available for visitor parking outside the hours of 11am-3pm Monday to Saturday. Roads marked in YELLOW allow 2 hours free visitor parking between the hours of 8am and 6pm each day, and unlimited parking outside these hours and at bank holidays.

Qualifying residents and business can apply for parking permits for the Sandgate CPZ (Zone S) on the Shepway Council website. Parking permits allow longer term parking in all restricted roads within the CPZ area.

There is Free car Parking available along Sandgate Esplanade [HGV parking is prohibited].

There is also Free Parking for up to 24 hours the six Gough Road parking bays.

There are paying car parks in Castle Road and Wilberforce Road, with parking costing £1 for up to 2 hours, £3 for up to 4 hours, and £5 to park all day, and both free outside the charging hours of 8am-6pm. In addition, holders of a Sandgate Residents Parking Permit can park in Wilberforce Road Car Park free of additional charge.