There is ample parking in Woolacombe & Mortehoe.

There is a choice of beach car parks in Woolacombe, and additional roadside parking for shorter stays.

Mortehoe has a car park in the centre of the village.

Coach Parking is available at Sandy Burrows Car Park, located opposite the Slipway to the Beach. Contact Parkin Estates on 01271 870234 or 01271 871260 in June/July/August)

Beach Car Parks - operated by Parkin Estates Ltd

The Esplanade Car Park (Long or Short Stay) & Sandy Burrows Car Park (Long Stay). 

Closest parking to the beach. Charges vary depending on the time of year, from £5 per day to £12 per day. The Esplanade Car Park offers an 'Early Bird' Scheme, meaning visitors leaving before 1pm, or arriving after 4pm benefit similarly. These car parks are operated by Parkin Estates, and parking fees help provide professional lifeguard cover, clean public toilets with disabled and baby-changing facilities, and an beach excellent cleaning and litter collection service. 

No overnight parking permitted.

Payment Methods - cash or contactless card.

Maximum Vehicle Length in The Esplanade Car Park is 6m

No maximum vehicle length at Sandy Burrows Car Park

Esplanade Car Park Woolacombe

Additional Beach Parking

Marine Drive Car Park (Long Stay) - Operated by Mortehoe Parish Council

Located along the back of the beach above the sand dunes. A daily charge applies from mid-March to the end of October Half Term. Charges range from £5 - £10 per day according to the time of year. No overnight parking permitted.

Seasonal permits can be purchased from the car park kiosk at the entrance to Marine Drive or Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre on The Esplanade, at a cost of £55 for residents of Mortehoe Parish (you must prove that your primary residence is within Mortehoe Parish, e.g drivers license, council tax bill or inclusion on electoral roll), or £120 for non-residents.

Payment Methods accepted - cash or contactless card.

Maximum Vehicle Length 6m

2024 Opening Dates: 16th / 17th  March 2024, then Daily from 23rd March to end of October. 

Woolacombe Bay Hotel Central Car Park, West Road - Village Centre

1st April - 30th June £1.50 per hour
1st July - 30th September £2.00 per hour
1st October - 31st March £1.00 per hour

Charges apply 24 hours per day.  Pay at the machine prior to exit. 
No overnight camping.


Marine Drive Woolacombe

Short Stay Parking

The Esplanade - Roadside Parking Bays - operated by Devon County Council

1st November - 14th March - FREE Parking
15th March - 31st October - Charges Apply Daily 8am - Midnight
Up to 30 Minutes 60p
Up to 1 Hour £1.50
Up to 2 Hours £2.80
Up to 3 Hours £4.10
Up to 4 Hours (Maximum Stay) £5.40
No return within 1 hour
No Overnight parking - between Midnight - 6am All Year.
Payment Methods - Cash or use the RingGo App
Blue Badge Holders Exempt

Village Centre Parking (Short Stay) - operated by Devon County Council

Please see roadside signage for current restrictions. Free overnight parking (although very limited)

Mortehoe Car Park

Mortehoe Village Car Park EX34 7DT - operated by North Devon Council

Charging Period - 8am - 6pm Daily, including weekends and Bank Holidays

15th March - 31st October

  • Short stay 1 hour 1.50
  • Short stay 2 hours 3.00
  • Short stay 3 hours 4.50
  • Short stay 4 hours 6.00
  • Short stay 5 hours 7.50
  • Short stay 6 hours 9.00
  • Short stay 7 hours 10.50
  • Short stay 8 hours 12.00
  • Short stay 9 hours 13.50
  • Short stay all day 15.00

1st November - 14th March 

  • 1 hour 0.80
  • 2 hours 1.60
  • All day 2.50

Payment Methods -cash, debit or credit card or the RingGo App.

4 day & 7 day Permits are available from the North Devon Council Website -

4 Days £15.00 / 7 Days £25.00

These permits can be used in other NDC long stay car parks (note, these permits are not valid in Woolacombe as the car parks are privately owned)

Mortehoe Car Park
The Esplanade Car Park Woolacombe