Parking – Newquay

Date Posted: 24 Jun 2020

Newquay has a mixture of council (15 car parks) and private parking so choose judiciously. Use our guide to reduce parking stress.

Cornwall Council offers the Countywide Rover ticket which can be used for one week in any Cornwall Council long stay car park in Newquay and elsewhere in the county. This makes great sense if you are travelling around and will be using different car parks. Bear in mind that on-street parking is highly unlikely in peak season.

Rover tickets are available to buy in advance by calling 0300 1234 222 or emailing Cornwall Council here.

After 4pm there is currently no charge in Council car parks in Newquay (except Newquay Harbour) but please check first. Please note that many car parks are now pay on exit. You can find information about current prices of the many car parks here.

The short stay car park costs £2.20 for an hour and is at Fore Street.

The car park on Fistral, the most popular beach is private, tends to be crowded and is camera-controlled. There is no leeway on timing, so please keep your ticket and get back in good time if using it. Around Fistral, you also have council-owned car parks including Belmont, Dane Road Towan Headland and Tower Road, so plenty of options.

For the town centre, the harbour and Great Western and Tolcarne beaches, try The Manor, Fore Street (short stay) St George’s Road, Mountwise or Albany Road. There is a small car park at Newquay Harbour but it is a working harbour, so usually quite busy.

For parking on the beach, try Lusty Glaze (parking on the cliff above, with steps down), Porth or Watergate Bay. Crantock and Holywell Bay offer parking on the beach but are National Trust car parks, so ideal if you are a member. Remember to bring your card to scan.

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