There are 39 car parks in Poole:
For parking near Poole Quay:
Quay Visitors - multi-storey, 550 spaces, 6 for disabled use
Prosperous Street - 10 spaces, 1 for disabled use
New Orchard - 19 spaces, 1 for disabled use
Harbourside Park 1 - 205 spaces, 4 for disabled use
Harbourside Park 2 - 199 spaces, 4 for disabled use
For parking near Town Centre:
High Street Shops - multi-storey, 335 spaces, 4 for disabled use
Chapel Lane 1 & 2 - 110 spaces, 10 for disabled use
Supermarket - 552 spaces, 12 for disabled use
For parking near Dolphin Shopping Centre:
Kingland Road Disabled - 6 for disabled use
Shopping Centre 1 & 2 - multi-storey, 353 spaces, 4 for disabled use
Serpentine Disabled - 14 for disabled use
Dolphin Shopping Centre - multi-storey, 1160 spaces, 41 for disabled use
Serpentine Lane - 20 spaces
Other town centre car parks:
Merck / Seldown (evenings and weekends only) - multi-storey, 185 spaces
Swimming Pool - 344 spaces, 6 for disabled use
Park Lake / Kingland Road (on street parking) - 60 spaces
Poole Stadium - 500 spaces
Express by Holiday Inn - 50 spaces 2 for disabled use
For parking near Sandbanks beach:
Sandbanks - 550 spaces, 5 for disabled use
Banks Road (on street parking) - 350 spaces, 4 for disabled use
Shore Road - 72 spaces
Shore Road (on street parking) - 12 for disabled use
For parking near Branksome Beach:
Western Road - 50 spaces, 2 for disabled use
Beach Road - 352 spaces
Branksome Chine - 108 spaces, 3 for disabled use
Branksome Dene Chine - 150 spaces, 8 for disabled use
Other car parks:
Parkstone Road (on street parking) - 30 spaces
Civic Centre - 50 spaces, 2 for disabled use
Stadium (coaches only) - 25 spaces
Commercial Road - 83 spaces, 2 for disabled use
Whitecliff Recreation - approx 50 spaces
Penn Hill - 56 spaces
Jubilee Road - 176 spaces, 4 for disabled use
Broadstone - 71 spaces, 4 for disabled use
Station Approach - 54 spaces, 2 for disabled use
Lake Pier Hamworthy - 63 spaces
Hamworthy Recreation - approx 60 spaces
Ferry Way - 27 spaces, 1 for disabled use
Ravine Road - 59 spaces, 2 for disabled use
Weekly parking permits are available which allow parking in any Beach Pay and Display car park throughout Poole. (This does not include multi-storey car parks). A weekly beach car park permit can be applied for by downloading an application form .
Pay by Plastic to Park in Poole
Motorists using council owned car parks across Poole can pay for their parking by mobile phone.
Borough of Poole’s Transportation Services are offering the service known as RingGo in 31 of their pay and display areas where motorists can pay for parking with a credit or debit card. Motorists can call the local 01202 number and pay for their parking quickly and easily using the automated speech recognition technology provided by Cobalt Telephone Technologies Ltd. A four-digit location code displayed on car park signs will be requested, as well as vehicle information including the colour, make and registration number before finally asking the customer to specify a parking time.
People using the service can also extend their parking period (subject to the maximum stay permitted) by simply calling the number again and saying how much longer they want to stay. Traditional ticket machines will remain available at the car parks for motorists who prefer to pay with change.
Calls will be charged at customers normal rate and parking charges remain the same for both types of payment; however, there will be an additional 20 pence convenience charge for mobile phone payments, which is collected by RingGo.
- Parking for motorcycles is free in all surface car parks.
- Disabled parking includes wheelchair spaces.
- Multi-storey car parks are not free to either orange badge or tax exempt vehicles.
- Motor Caravans - all multi-storey car parks are not suitable due to a height restriction of two metres, please use surface car parks.
- Limited Disabled parking is available on the Quay
- Dedicated Motorcycle Bays are available on the Quay
Launching boats and watersports equipment
For those wishing to launch boats or watersports equipment throughout the year, an annual ticket is available for Harbourside 1 Car Park to use the slipway facility for launching. The season ticket covers the boat launch fee and parking for a car and trailer. Further information can be found on the Borough of Poole's website .