Parking in Whitby can be a challenge, especially at peak times. With our handy Whitby parking guide, you have the best chance of finding a space and avoiding a fine.
Parking in Whitby is an issue you should be well-prepared for. Whitby parking is often confusing for tourists and parking zones can change seasonally. In this article, we explore the various parking options available for your break in Whitby.
Designated Parking Zones in Whitby (W Zone Scratch Cards)
Many bed and breakfasts, hotels and cottages accommodating guests provide free on-street parking scratch cards. These permits allow their guests to park for free in Whitby's designated W zones. Tourists who are staying in Whitby can park for up to 4 days with a correctly validated scratch card. Please speak to your accommodation before you arrive to see if a free, pre-paid parking scratch card will be provided for you.
The streets within the Whitby W parking zones include:
- Argyle Road
- Back St Hilda’s Terrace
- Crescent Avenue
- Havelock Place
- Hudson Street
- John Street
- Well Cl Square
- West Terrace
The following map highlights the different on-street W parking zones in Whitby.
Pay and Display Car Parks in Whitby
There are several ‘pay and display' car parks in Whitby. You can find them here;
Endeavour Wharf Car Parks
There are both short and long stay car parks around the marina and Endeavour Wharf. – Langborne Rd, Whitby YO21 1YW
Church Street Car Park
This is a short or long stay car park with 92 spaces and 3 disabled spaces. – Church St, Whitby YO22 4AS
West Cliff Car Park
This is a short or long stay car park with 424 spaces with 4 disabled bays. – 17 Royal Cres, West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EG
Whitby Abbey Parking
This is a short or long stay car park with 415 spaces and 6 disabled spaces. – Whitby YO22 4ER
Whitby Park and Ride Scheme
Whitby's Park and Ride scheme is a great option for getting into the town, it's affordable and can be a much easier way of getting into town during peak times. Whitby Park and Ride operate daily from Saturday 19 February to Sunday 27 February. It will then start again in April 2022 and operate daily until the end of October 2022. You can purchase tickets on the bus from your driver.
Free On-Street Parking
Some areas in Whitby allow free unlimited parking facilities. But be cautious before leaving your car there. Take care to read any parking restriction signs or any other sign related to parking rules and regulations within that parking in the Whitby area.
There are more parking spaces available on the West Cliff as compared to the East Side. To get to this parking location, you will have to make a left and move onto the B1460 while driving on Gainsborough Road. Doing so will bring you to Whitby’s West Cliff. You will reach a mini-roundabout which the top corner of Pannett Park and Chubb Hill. Take the road leading down to St Hilda's Terrace heading towards Flowergate, the top half of St Hilda's Terrace is free 24-hour parking. Its bottom half offers 40-minute parking zones.
If you went down Chubb Hill from the above-mentioned mini roundabout, with the Park once again on the left side, any parking spot that you will find is free 24 hours. The little back streets running parallel to St Hilda's which lead down to Skinner Street, also offer 24 hours free parking.
Free parking is also available along North Terrace, which starts at the corner of the Royal Hotel running parallel to the beach and heading down towards Sandsend. On the East Side, there are not many parking places available. You might be able to park your car on Church Street as you head into town, but it's quite a distance from the town’s centre.