Car Park at Houndshill Shopping Centre

Parking in Blackpool

There are lots of car parks in and around Blackpool. They’re all well used, especially when the season is in full swing from early Spring to the end of the Illuminations. Find out more about parking in Blackpool, including:

  • Pay and Display car parks managed by Blackpool Council.
  • Pay and Display car parks managed by private operators.
  • On street parking meters
  • Free on street parking
  • Parking for some key facilities and places

New Customer-friendly Parking System 

In May 2020, Blackpool Council launched a new parking app. It provides a cashless and contact-free payment option across almost 5,000 parking spaces in the resort. 

The scheme is delivered in partnership with the global leader in mobile parking payments, PayByPhone. It gives residents and visitors the ability to pay for their parking without handling cash or coming into contact with pay and display machines. Especially useful during the coronavirus crisis and every bit as handy afterwards.

Paybyphone parking app, now in use in Blackpool
Paybyphone parking app, now in use in Blackpool

It can be used on most municipal car parks and on-street parking areas. Around 1.3million parking transactions are recorded each year. 

The cashless parking payment option puts the safety of residents, visitors, and employees first. Traditional cash payment methods are being kept. But the new PayByPhone app allows you to choose to avoid handling cash or touching payment machines and risk the spread of coronavirus. It’s also much easier than queueing in the rain at the meter, or fumbling for change!

No need to queue

It allows you to pay for parking from inside your own vehicle and it’s really easy to use. You don’t have to queue at payment machines at busy times – or when it’s raining! It makes paying for parking faster and more convenient.

  • Download the PayByPhone app from the App Store or Google Play Store or visit  

Pay and Display Parking in Blackpool

Blackpool has many car parks and most are run on a pay and display basis. Some provide short term parking while others have parking for coaches and motor homes which may require a longer stay. Most of the car parks around Blackpool do have motorcycle and disabled parking bays.

Parking charges can vary depending on the location of the car park and the length of the intended stay.

The new Multi-Storey Car Park at Blackpool Central opened on 17 May 2024. A large portion of the surface car park also remains open for use, prior to its redevelopment.

Blackpool Council also operate Pay and Display Car Parks at these sites in Blackpool:

There are short and long stay ones, and some are suitable for vehicles other than cars.

  • Banks Street
  • Bethesda
  • Bloomfield Road
  • Bolton Street
  • Bonny Street
  • Central
  • Chapel Street
  • Cocker Square
  • Cocker Street
  • Filey Place
  • Foxhall Village
  • Gynn Square
  • Lonsdale Road
  • Lytham Road
  • Queen Street
  • Seasiders Way
  • South Beach
  • South Car Park
  • and South King Street
  • Talbot Road Multi Storey
  • Tower Street
  • West Street
  • Wimbourne Place

Other Pay and Display Car Parks in Blackpool

Houndshill Shopping Centre Multi Storey
A pay on exit car park with 750 spaces – most of which are undercover. Disabled and Parent and Child spaces are available on each level. Use Sat Nav FY1 4NY – access is adjacent to the Winter Gardens entrance.

Car Park at Houndshill Shopping Centre
Car Park at Houndshill Shopping Centre

Adelaide Street surface car park
Is opposite the rear entrance of the Winter Gardens and only a stone’s throw from St John’s Square.

Sainsbury’s Supermarket Multi Storey – FY1 3AJ
On Talbot Road, opposite Blackpool North Railway Station.

Pleasure Beach – FY4 1EZ
Pay and display surface car parks around the perimeter of the theme park.

Blackpool North Station – FY1 2AB
Pay for parking via the ticket office inside the station. 

Parking at Blackpool North Railway Station
Taxis and parking at Blackpool North Railway Station

On Street Parking in Blackpool

Please check the signage at the parking bay before you leave your vehicle. Make sure you comply with any restrictions so that you aren’t issued with a parking ticket.

On street parking in Blackpool town centre
On street parking in Blackpool town centre, around Central Library

Short Stay On Street Parking Bays:

In and around Blackpool Town Centre

Hourly On Street Parking Bays:

Blackpool Promenade
Princes Way at Anchorsholme
Bond Street
Watson Road

Free Parking in Blackpool

Fancy a walk on the seafront? You can park on the highway at Queens Promenade, Bispham.

Christmas Parking in Blackpool

Take advantage of cheap parking and public transport during the festive season. Full details here

East Topping Street, parking in Blackpool town centre
The former East Topping Street car park – now redeveloped for new office space.

If we’ve missed any car parking areas off this list please get in touch and let us know.

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    1. There’s a link on the page you commented on, taking you to full information about Christmas Parking:

  1. its all well and good bringing in the new payment thing for parking i am 76 and dont have those things on my phone ,or can i put them on as i wouldnt know how and tons of us older people dont even have a phone so what do we do ?????????????

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