Free Parking in Bournemouth – A 2022 Time-Saving Guide


Parking in Bournemouth for free may at first seem like an impossible task, but we have done the groundwork for you, so you don’t have to and have some great locations where you can park for free. Let’s get started.

Free Parking in Bournemouth – 2021

So, Where is there Free Parking in Bournemouth? Here are roads in Bournemouth with free parking:

  • Bodorgan Road
  • Norwich Avenue West
  • West Overcliff Drive
  • Wellington Road
  • Gordon Road
  • Boscombe Cliff Road
  • Rosebery Road
  • Morley Close
  • Cheshire Drive
  • Braishfield Gardens
  • Marlow Drive

Read on as the above list is a random selection of the free parking opportunities in Bournemouth. In this article, we will highlight the best free parking locations nearest to where you are going, such as the City Centre, train station, University and much more.

Free Parking near Bournemouth Town Centre & Shopping Centres

There are 5 main shopping centres in Bournemouth, and these are Castlepoint, Bournemouth and Richmond Shopping Arcades as well as Sovereign and the Avenue Shopping Centres.

See the charts below for the best free parking near the shopping centre you are going to. Also, take a look at the map for Google directions.

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to the

Best Free Parking in Bournemouth

Free Parking near Richmond Gardens Shopping Centre, Bournemouth

Free Parking near
Richmond Gardens
Shopping Centre,

Bournemouth
Approx
Walking Time
to Richmond Gardens

Shopping Centre
Dean Park Road9 mins
Cavendish Road11 mins
Frances Road20 mins
Knyveton Road22 mins
Spencer Road22 mins
Southcote Road23 mins
Gardens View23 mins
Vale Road26 mins
Knole Road29 mins
For an easy, stress-free experience, Download our ‘Map of Free Parking Spots

Free Parking near Bournemouth Shopping Arcade

Bournemouth main shopping centre, it’s located right in the heart of Bournemouth town centre.

Free Parking near
Bournemouth
Shopping Arcade

& Avenue Shopping Centre
Approx
Walking Time
to BU
Shopping Centre
Approx
Walking Time
to Avenue

Shopping Centre
Saint Michael’s Road12 mins8 mins
West Hill Road14 mins9 mins
Hahnemann Road15 mins10 mins
Durley Road13 mins8 mins
West Cliff Gardens16 mins13 mins
Durley Gardens15 mins12 mins
Chine Crescent19 mins14 mins
Durley Chine Road17 mins11 mins
Chine Crescent Road19 mins14 mins
Norwich Avenue West17 mins11 mins
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Free Parking near Sovereign Shopping Centre

Based on the East side of Bournemouth, approximately 1.5 miles from the town centre, Sovereign Shopping centre locations makes it easy pickings for free on-street parking.

Free Parking near
Sovereign Shopping

Centre,
Bournemouth
Approx
Walking Time
to Sovereign

Shopping Centre
Haviland Road East6 mins
Gladstone Road (busy)6 mins
Shelley Road7 mins
Westby Road5 mins
Grantley Road5 mins
Florence Road7 mins
Watkin Road8 mins
Glen Road9 mins
Horace Road6 mins
Argyll Road6 mins
For an easy, stress-free experience, Download our ‘Map of Free Parking Spots

Free Parking near Castlepoint Shopping Centre

Located on the North-East side of Bournemouth, just under 3.5 miles from the Bournemouth town centre, Castlepoint Shopping centre also allows for some great and easy free on-road parking. See the chart below & map below that.

Free Parking near
Castlepoint

Shopping Centre,
Bournemouth
Approx
Walking Time
to Castlepoint

Shopping Centre
Vanguard Road10 mins
Balmoral Avenue11 mins
Craigmoor Avenue10 mins
Barrow Road8 mins
Mallard Road10 mins
Curlew Road11 mins
Tytherley Green8 mins
Braishfield Gardens7 mins
Twyford Close11 mins
Sway Gardens10 mins
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Free Parking near Bournemouth Railway Station

There are many good options for free parking near Bournemouth Railway Station. See the chart and map below for more details.

Free Parking near
Bournemouth
Railway Station
Approx
Walking Time
to Bournemouth
Railway Station
Wellington Road7 mins
Portchester Place6 mins
Corporation Road7 mins
Lytton Road7 mins
Ascham Roadmins
Stanley Road11 mins
Victoria Road10 mins
Spring Road14 mins
Carlton Road11 mins
Methuen Road12 mins
For an easy, stress-free experience, Download our ‘Map of Free Parking Spots

Free Parking near Pokedown For Boscombe Train Station

There are even more great opportunities to park for free nearby Pokedown For Boscombe Railway Station than to the cities main Bournemouth Railway Station. See the chart and map below for more details.

Here are 10 of the best places to park for free near Pokedown For Boscombe train station

Free Parking near
Pokedown For Boscombe
Train Station,
Bournemouth
Approx
Walking Time
to Boscombe

Railway Station
King’s Park Drive12 mins
Wheaton Road18 mins
Wickham Road19 mins
Colville Road19 mins
Clarence Park Road20 mins
Rosebery Road20 mins
Morley Close22 mins
Scotter Road22 mins
Spurgeon Road22 mins
Morley Road23 mins
For an easy, stress-free experience, Download our ‘Map of Free Parking Spots

Free Parking near the Royal Bournemouth Hospital

There is free on-road parking near the Royal Bournemouth Hospital on both the North-West side on the following roads.

Free Parking
near the Royal
Bournemouth Hospital
Approx Walking
Time to Royal
Bournemouth Hospital
Jewell Road12 mins
Throop Close14 mins
Cheshire Drive15 mins
Noyce Gardens16 mins
Wilkinson Drive16 mins
Swansbury Drive17 mins
Hopkins Close17 mins
Stone Gardens17 mins
Tyrrell Gardens19 mins
Birch Drive19 mins
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Best Free Parking Spots in Bournemouth

Free Parking near Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

See below for the nearest free parking to Bournemouth University and its main campus, Talbot Campus. Also do take a look at the map created below that, where you can click on the nearest free parking for you and let google maps direct you right there.

Free Parking around
Bournemouth University,
Talbot Campus
Approx Walking
Time to
Bournemouth Uni
Frederica Road12 mins
Sedgley Road14 mins
Stanfield Road15 mins
Osborne Road15 mins
Withermoor Road16 mins
Wimborne Road19 mins
Saint Margaret’s Road19 mins
Hazell Avenue19 mins
Noel Road20 mins
Acton Road21 mins
For an easy, stress-free experience, Download our ‘Map of Free Parking Spots

Free Parking near Bournemouth Pier & Beaches

Bournemouth has many beaches, so we just focused on 5 miles of Bournemouth coastline. This still includes 4 of the cities best beaches and 2 piers.

See the chart below for more details and the map below that for directions

Free Parking near
Bournemouth
Pier & Beaches
Approx
Walking
Time to:
Alum Chine Beach Alum Chine Beach
Studland Road6 mins
Burnaby Road7 mins
Crosby Road6 mins
Sandbourne Road8 mins
Earle Road8 mins
Durley Chine BeachDurley Chine Beach
West Overcliff Drive8 mins
Chine Crescent Road9 mins
Milner Road12 mins
Durley Chine Road10 mins
Chine Crescent9 mins
Durley Gardens6 mins
Boscombe Pier & BeachBoscombe Pier & Beach
Michelgrove Road5 mins
Saint John’s Road7 mins
Boscombe Spa Road8 mins
Boscombe Cliff Road10 mins
Byron Road (8 am to 11 pm)13 mins
Grovely Avenue14 mins
Southbourne BeachSouthbourne Beach
Sea Road1 min
Warren Edge Close2 mins
Warren Edge Road3 mins
Ferry Road3 mins
Stevenson Road5 mins
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Free Parking near Bournemouth International Airport

You asked for the nearest free parking to Bournemouth Airport, and we got it for you. But it’s at least 2 miles away so if you have luggage/kids and are NOT a keen walker or triathlon runner.

We would strongly suggest using the airport car park or at the very least calling a cab from your free parking road. (you may want to move away from your car while you do this) See more details on these alternative options below.

We have found you the best free parking near Bournemouth International Airport

Free Parking near
Bournemouth
International Airport
Approx
Walking Time
to the Airport
Approx Taxi
Ride Time
to the Airport
Marlow Drive39 mins4 mins
Old Barn Road43 mins5 mins
Grasmere Close42 mins5 mins
Chalfont Avenue42 mins5 mins
Highview Close41 mins5 mins
Woodbury Close41 mins5 mins
River Way45 mins6 mins
Lynton Crescent43 mins6 mins
Durlston Crescent43 mins6 mins
Aston Mead42 mins6 mins
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Two Better Alternatives to Walking to the Airport from your Free Parking

  • Use Bournemouth Airport Car Park Instead.
  • Car Park 2 is the cheapest at
  • £27.99 per day
  • £39.99 per week
  • Book Here in advance

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Best Free Parking Spots in Bournemouth

Free Motorcycle Parking in Bournemouth City Centre

Eden Glen Motorcycle & Car Parking

Parking your motorcycle in the allocated motorcycle bays in all the council-run car parks are free. (But remember, if you park in a car parking bay, you must pay)

See the chart below for a list of Car parks and the number of motorcycle bays they have for you to park for free in.

Free Motorcycle
Parking in
Bournemouth
Number
Of Bays
Eden Glen6
Alum Chine 3
Bath Road North8
Beacon Road2
Bath Road South10
Central4
Durley Chine4
Cranmer Road2
Madeira Road MSCP6
Winter Gardens5
Richmond Gardens Multi-Storey Car Park12
The above info has been sourced from Bournemouth.gov

Free Disabled Parking in Bournemouth Town Centre

Apart from disabled bays being dotted on the street though out Central Bournemouth. below are is a list of council-run car parks that also have allocated disabled parking bays. (Remember to display your blue badge)

Free Disabled Disabled
Parking in Bournemouth
Nearest to:
Bath Road North
Car Park
Richmond
Shopping Ctr
Westover Gardens
Car Park
Bournemouth
Shopping Arcade
Bath Road South –
Car Park
Bournemouth Pier
& Shopping Arcade
Pavilion
Car Park
Bournemouth
Shopping Arcade
Bournemouth Central
Car Park
Bournemouth &
Richmond Gardens
Shopping Arcade
Winter Gardens –
Car Park
Avenue
Shopping Centre
NCP Car Park
Bournemouth BH2
Avenue
Shopping Centre
National
Car Park
Richmond Gardens
Shopping Centre
Madeira Road Multistorey
Car Park
Richmond Gardens
Shopping Centre
Cotlands Road
Car Park
Richmond Gardens
Shopping Centre

Free Parking in Bournemouth Town Centre after 5 pm 6 pm 8 pm & on Sundays

There is free parking in Bournemouth town centre after the on-street parking charge times end. This can be 5 pm, 6 pm or 8 pm on the following roads

Free Parking in
Bournemouth
Town Centre
After
5 pm
After
6 pm
After
8 pm
Derby RoadLansdowne RoadBraidley Road
Manor RoadWootton GardensHinton Road
Gervis RoadGervis RoadBourne Avenue
East Overcliff DriveEast Overcliff DriveWestover Road
The MarinaThe MarinaOld Christchurch
Road
Cambridge RoadCambridge RoadRichmond Hill
St Pauls LaneSt Pauls LaneMadeira Road
St Pauls PlaceSt Pauls PlaceUpper Hinton Road
Dean Park RoadDean Park RdEast Overcliff Drive
Meyrick RoadMeyrick RoadLorne Park Road
Sourced from the Bournemouth.Gov Website

Free Parking in Bournemouth Town Centre on Sundays

There is free Parking in Bournemouth town centre on Sunday on the following roads.

  • Avenue Road
  • Derby Road
  • Manor Road (East End)
  • Madeira Road
  • Upper Hinton Road
  • Richmond Hill
  • Old Christchurch Road
  • Glen Fern Road
  • Lorne Park Road
  • Lansdowne Crescent
  • Wootton Gardens

I hope this article has helped you find some free parking and saved you both time and money. Drive safely and remember to think Road trip heroes every time you’re travelling somewhere new.

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I do this because I love helping save you time and money, by searching for free, or at least the cheap places to park.

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