Free Parking in Hastings & the Cheapest – A Time-Saving Guide in 2022


Hastings is a lovely little gem on the south coast of England that has both a castle and a pier, a rare combination indeed. Parking your car in central Hastings can be challenging, but do not fear as I have done the groundwork for you. So let’s get started.

Free Parking in Hastings – 2022

Where is there Free Car Parking In Hastings Here are some streets with free parking in Hastings:

  • Parking Zones A, B, C, D, E & F, from 8 pm to 9 am
  • Parking Zones G, H, I, K & L from 6 pm to 9 am
  • Parking Zones G, H, I, K & L All Day Sunday
  • Zone S – 1 pm to 11 am, Monday to Friday
  • Zone S – All Day Sunday
  • St Margaret’s Road Car Park – 9 pm to 7 am
  • Falaise Hall Car Park – Free 9 pm to 8 am
  • Amherst Gardens
  • St Margaret’s Road
  • Gordon Road
  • All Zones on 25th 26th December
  • All Zones 1st January

And more,

Read on, to get more info on which roads and areas are best for you. This all depends on, what side of Eastbourne you are arriving from and how long you want to stay. For a simpler option, you can download our bespoke Google map of the Best Free parking Spots in Hastings

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How to Park for Free in Central Hastings?

Like most town centres, there are parking restrictions, and Eastbourne isn’t any different. There are 4 main Zones along the 1.5-mile strip along the seafront and just under a mile inland. But do not fear as they are no 24-hour restrictions, and so there are free parking opportunities.

Zones A, B, C, D, E, and F

Zone A, B, C, D, E, and F are all free from 8 pm to 9 am the following morning, Seven days a week.

(Please do not get caught out thinking you can park there for free on Sunday, You Can’t)

Zones G, H, I, K & L

Zone G, H, I, K & L is free to park from 6 pm to 9 am – Monday to Friday, with free parking all day Sundays.

Zones J, O, S, & W

I am only including these zones, so the list isn’t incomplete, but really Zones J, O, S, & W are on the outskirts of the town where on average, just 1 road away I will be free 24-hour on-street parking instead.

Zone J is free to park from 8.30 pm to 8 am the following morning, and free all day at the weekends.

Zone O is free to park from 7 pm to 3.30 pm the following morning, Monday to Saturday, and free to park all day on Sundays.

Zone S Allows free car parking from 1 pm to 11 am on weekdays and is free all day Saturday and Sunday.

Zone W Is free to park from 8 pm to 9 am the next day, every day of the week.

Free 24 hour On-Street Parking In Hastings

Even though Hastings is a small and compact little town, there still are roads without parking restrictions where you can park for 24 hours and more without having to pay a penny.

I have listed these roads for you below and split them into Northside, West Side, and East Side. To make things easier for you, please look at the map below, and click on the location you want and it will take you through to a google map, to guide you right there.

Free On-Street Parking – North Side of Hastings

  • Amherst Road
  • Amherst Gardens
  • Linton Road (North end only)
  • Winterbourne Close
  • Forest Way
  • The Coppice
  • Lower Park Road

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Free On-Street Parking – West Side of Hastings

  • Bohemia Road
  • Magdalen Road
  • St Margaret’s Terrace
  • St John’s Church
  • St Margaret’s Road
  • Villa Road
  • Warrior Square (Check signs)
  • Western Road

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Free On-Street Parking – East Side of Hastings

  • Plynlimmon Road
  • Gordon Road
  • Alpine Road
  • Collier Road
  • Priory Road
  • Collier Road
  • Vicarage Road
  • Gladstone Terrace
  • Emmanuel Road

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Where and When is there Free Parking in Hastings Car Parks?

Marina Car Park, Free from 9 pm to 7 am the following day.

A lot of the car parks in Eastbourne do allow parking for free after 6 pm to 8 is the following day as well as all day on Sundays. But please note a lot of other car parks charge during these times.

See the chart below for 10 Eastbourne Car Parks that do offer free parking. The chart starts with the nearest to Eastbourne pier then pans outwards.

FREE PARKING Times in the Car Parks In EastbourneFREE From:
St Margaret’s Road
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
9 pm to 7 am
Carlisle Parade
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
9 pm to 7 am
Falaise Road
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
9 pm to 8 am
Priory Street Multi-Storey
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
9 pm to 7 am
Crystal Square
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
6 pm to 8 am
Pelham Place
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
9 pm to 7 am
Castle Hill
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
9 pm to 7 am
Cornwallis Street
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
9 pm to 7 am
Marina
Mon to Fri & all day Sunday
9 pm to 7 am
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See the map below for all the car parks near central Eastbourne that offer free parking from 6 pm to 8 am the following day and all day Sundays. Click on the Car Park location you want, and let Google directions lead you to your free parking spot.

Cheapest 4-hour Car Parks In Hastings

Cheapest 4-hour Car Parks In EastbournePrice
Falaise Road£2.00
Crystal Square£2.30
Carlisle Parade£4.00
Cornwallis Street£4.00
Rock-a-Nore £4.00
St Margaret’s £4.00
Priory Street Multi-Storey£4.00
Priory Meadow£4.30
Hastings Station£5.70
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Cheapest 8-hour Car Parks In Hastings

Cheapest 8-hour Car Parks In HastingsPrice
Travelodge£3
Marina£5.30
Priory Meadow£5.50
Hastings Station£5.70
Carlisle Parade£6.80
St Margaret’s£6.80
Priory Street Multi-Storey£6.80
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Cheapest 24-hour Car Parks In Hastings

Cheapest 24-hour Car Parks In HastingsPrice
Travelodge£3
Marina£6
St Margaret’s£8
Priory Street Multi-Storey£8
Carlisle Parade£8
Priory Meadow£11
Hastings Station£11.40
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Free Parking Closest to Hastings Seafront

There are 5 car parks near to the beach on Hastings seafront. I have listed them below starting with the nearest to Hastings pier and then simultaneously panning outwards.

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Is there Free Parking near Hastings Spire Sussex Hospital?

Great news! Spire Sussex hospital near Hastings has free parking in both its’ East and Westside car parks. There is no nearby on-street parking to suggest for you here. But the car parks will work out just great.

Where is there Free Parking near Hastings Railway Station?

Hastings Railway station does have a nearby car park called Hastings station car park. but I’ve added 3 on-road options as well. But they are limited to after 8 pm. There is no free all-day on-road parking in the busy area.

This article should see you very nicely and cheaply parked up in Hastings. I hope you have a great trip, and for any history lovers out there, don’t forget to pop 10 miles north-west to Battle where the famous Battle of Hastings in 1066 saw defeat to the last Anglo Saxon king and gave way to the first Norman king of England.

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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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