Best Free Parking in Dover, UK – Plus Helpful Google Map


Last updated 23 March 2022

There are many reasons why you could need free or cheap parking in Dover, whether it’s because you’re visiting the castle, beaches, town centre or ferry, Road trip heroes have found you some real gems. So let’s get started.

Free Parking in Dover, UK – 2022

Where is there Free Parking in Dover? Here are some streets with free parking in Dover:

  • Zone D, E, F & F is free from 5.30 pm to 8.30 am – Mon to Sat
  • Zone D, E, F & F, Is free all day Sun
  • Zone B & C is free from 5.30 pm to 10 am – seven days a week.
  • Albany Place Car Park – Free all-day, every day
  • St. Martin’s Battery Car Park Free all-day, every day
  • Danes Recreation Ground Car Park – Free all-day, every day
  • Priory Gate Road
  • Castle Hill Road
  • The Abbots
  • Leyburne Road

And more,

Read on, and save yourself a lot of time and money, as we have found you some great places in Dover to park for free. There is a big demand here for free parking, and to a good degree, the Dover District Council has risen to the challenge.

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How to Park for Free in Dover Town Centre.

Apart from all the road restriction zones that stop charging from 5.30 pm to 8.30 am or 10 am the following morning.

Zone A, D, E, F & K

Zone D, E, F, and F are all free from 5.30 pm to 8.30 am from Monday to Saturday and free on Sundays.

Zone B & C

Zone B & C is free to park from 5.30 pm to 10 am the next day, seven days a week.

Normally I would jump right into showing you where the free on-street parking opportunities are. But Dover really does have a great choice of Car Parks that are free to park in all day, So I’m going to list them below first. I Have also added these free car parks to my bespoke Google map of the Best Free Parking in Dover

Car Parks in Dover with Free All Day Car Parking.

Free All Day Car Parking In DoverStayPrice
Albany Place
Monday to Sunday
24 hoursFREE
St. Martin’s Battery
Monday to Sunday
24 hoursFREE
Victoria Street
Monday to Sunday
Max Stay
24 hours
FREE
Danes Recreation Ground
Monday to Sunday
24 hoursFREE
Buckland Bridge
Monday to Sunday
24 hoursFREE
Elms Vale Recreation Ground
Monday to Sunday
24 hoursFREE
River Recreation Ground
Monday to Sunday
24 hoursFREE
Manley Close
Monday to Sunday
24 hoursFREE
Kearsney Abbey – Car Park 1
Monday to Sunday
Max Stay
24 hours
FREE
St Margarets
Monday to Sunday
Max Stay
24 hours
FREE
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All Dover Governerment Run Car Parks

They own and maintain the following free car parks:

  • Broadlees Bottom
  • Buckland Bridge
  • Bushey Ruff
  • Coombe Valley Road
  • Danes Recreation Ground
  • Drop Redoubt
  • Elms Vale Recreation Ground
  • Fitness Fields, Whitfield (Sports Centre)
  • Kearsney Abbey Car Park No. 1
  • Kearsney Abbey Car Park No. 2
  • Manley Close
  • North Military Road
  • River Recreation Ground
  • St. Martin’s Battery
  • White Cliff’s Business Park
  • White Cliff’s Enterprise Park
  • Whitfield Court

For information of Dover car park Deals, Rural car parks and contact details go to www.dover.gov.uk/parking

Free On-Street Parking in Central Dover

Is there any free parking in central Dover? The following roads in central Dover allow for free parking after 5.30 pm to 8. 30am the following day from Monday to Saturday, and all day free parking on Sundays:

Road nameDayWhen it is Free
Worthington StreetMon to Sat
Sunday
5.30 pm to 8.30 am
All Day
Queen’s GardenMon to Sat
Sunday
5.30 pm to 8.30 am
All Day
Worthington StreetMon to Sat
Sunday
5.30 pm to 8.30 am
All Day
Church StreetMon to Sat
Sunday
5.30 pm to 8.30 am
All Day
Russell StreetMon to Sat
Sunday
5.30 pm to 8.30 am
All Day
Park PlaceMon to Sat
Sunday
5.30 pm to 8.30 am
All Day
Camden CrescentMon to Sat
Sunday
5.30 pm to 8.30 am
All Day
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(but really, if you are going to be in Dover for more than 2 hours, you may as well go straight to a free car park stated below)

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Free On-Street Parking In Dover

If you don’t need tobe right in the centre of town and wish to parking for a longer period of time, It is well worth considering the public residential roads just outside the centre, and still with in a 20 minute walk. I have split them up in to North, South, East and West sides of Dover.

Free Parking in North Dover

Where can I find free parking on the North Side of Dover? There is free parking in the North Side of Dover on the following roads

  • Beaufoy Terrace
  • Wood’s Place
  • Oswald Road
  • Oswald Place
  • Bunkers Hill Road
  • Saint Radigunds Road
  • Astley Avenue
  • Barton Road
  • Erith Street

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Free Parking in East Dover

Free Parking on the East Side of Dover, UK
Free Parking on the East Side of Dover

Where can I find free parking on the East Side of Dover? There is free parking in the East Side of Dover on the following roads

  • Castle Avenue
  • Salisbury Road
  • Godwyne Close
  • Castlemount Road
  • Leyburne Road
  • Harold Street
  • Taswell Street
  • Castle Hill Road
  • Laureston Place

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Free Parking in South Dover

Where can I find free parking on the South Side of Dover? There is free parking in the South Side of Dover on the following roads

  • Knights Templars
  • Heights Terrace
  • Citadel Crescent
  • Saint Martin’s Close
  • Saint George’s Crescent
  • Saint Davids Avenue
  • Saint Patricks Road

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Free Parking in West Dover

Where can I find free parking on the West Side of Dover? There is free parking in the West Side of Dover on the following roads

  • Noahs Ark Road
  • Devonshire Road
  • Douglas Road
  • Astor Avenue
  • Edred Road
  • Wyndham Road
  • Tower Hamlets Street
  • Dickson Road
  • Tower Street

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Free Parking near Dover Priory Railway Station

  • Priory Gate Road
  • Clarendon Road
  • Malvern Road
  • Clarendon Place
  • Clarendon Street
  • The Abbots

Free Parking near to Dover Castle

Better still, there is free car parking at Dover Castle on sight. The car park holds up to 200 hundred vehicles, follow Castle Hill Road (A258), right to the top. Click Here For Google maps to take you right there.

Free Parking near to the Beach in Dover

The district of Dover has a few beaches, I have mentioned just 3 below, all with free parking options.

Central Dover beach, found right in the heart of Dover harbour. Shakespeare Beach, is just a 5-minute drive west from Dover beach and St Margaret’s beach, a 15-minute drive East from Dover beach.

Free Parking near Dover BeachesApprox Walking Time
Shakespeare Beach (West Side of Dover)
For all of the below addresses, make sure you walk through the A20 underpass which can is right opposite 33 Old Folkestone Road.
Then, once out of the tunnel, turn left and the beach is just a 3-minute walk from there.
(Or google maps will make you walk 1hour 28 minutes around)
Kings Ropewalk10 mins
St Marin’s Close5 mins
Gloster Ropewalk14 mins
St Patricks Road15 mins
St Margaret’s Beach (East Side of Dover)
Hotel Road4 mins
St Margaret’s Road5 mins
Beach Road (Top end by St Margaret’s Road)11 mins
Dover Beach
Pay and Display Parking all along Marine Parade.
No Free Parking Here
20 seconds
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Free Car Parking near the White Cliffs of Dover

There is a free national trust car park just north of Dover Harbour that puts you in a great position to start walking along the top of the stunning and iconic White Cliffs of Dover, Enjoy. (remember you have to walk back again)

PLEASE NOTE: The National Trust Car Park is not 24 hours and is locked up every night, so remember to find out what time it closes, It is generally 7 pm in the summer, but changes with the seasons.

I do hope this article answered your Dover parking-related question. Have a safe road trip and a great time in Dover.

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Charlie

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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