Parking in Brighton & Hove is infamous, so please be forewarned. The parking around our venue is in high demand; it’s not too expensive (approx £1.00 for 1 hour), but the timing options can be inconvenient and are often limited to two hours. The seafront is a good alternative, and offers reasonable rates for all day parking. But whatever you choose, do not risk parking without a ticket. It’s guaranteed you will receive a fine from one of the City’s invisible traffic wardens. We strongly recommend you take a moment to read the following information and prepare your parking option in advance.
Controlled Parking Zones
Brighton & Hove operates a central grid of Controlled Parking Zones south of the A270 Old Shoreham Rd. All parking within the grid is paid. It is feasible to park north of the A270 and walk to The Brunswick, although the walk will take over half an hour.
Short Term Parking
Brighton & Hove has pretty much phased out cash paying parking meters. Many dark green parking meters are still in evidence, but don’t get caught out if your chosen meter is faulty or no longer takes cash. There are instructions on every meter, and roadside signage, explaining how to pay using PayByPhone Parking. This is an App that can be downloaded to iPhone, Android and Blackberry. To avoid frustration and delays on the day, we strongly recommend that you download and prepare the App before you set off. You will then be ready to capture any available roadside parking when you arrive. Alternatively, you can use the App to pay for local long term parking.
Sea Front Parking
Our venue is in Parking Zone M. Sea front parking may be available early on Saturday morning. It is metered from 9am to 8pm. Always check the street signs before you park. Rates are £2.80 for up to 1 hour, £6.30 for up to 2 hours, £9.10 for up to 4 hours, and £14.60 for up to 11 hours. Some locations have a maximum 2 hours stay.
Long Term Parking
This is, of course, a cheaper option than metered parking. The nearest long term Car Park for Harpin’ By The Sea is at Norton Road Car Park, Hove, a comfortable 5-10 minute walk away. Ticket options currently extend up to £9.20 for a 12 hour permit. You can pay and display if you have cash, or else you can pay on line using PayByPhone Parking.
Brighton & Hove City Council
Brighton & Hove City Council has a dedicated Parking page on its website, with full instructions on how to pay for your parking. PayByPhone Parking.