Beaches & Coastal Car Parks

If you love the seaside, then a day out to East Lothian is a must!  The county boasts 40 miles of stunning coastline and some of the best beaches around.

If you're planning a visit to our coastal sites, there is an excellent choice of coastal car park.  Click on each icon below for more detailed information about each site, location, number of car parking spaces and facilities available.

Parking Charges

Most car parks along our coast are subject to traffic regulations orders and require users to pay a charge to support the ongoing maintenance and management of facilities.

Parking costs just 2.50 each day and you can use your ticket to visit any of the coastal car parks throughout the day.  Tickets can either be purchased from the on-site "pay and display" ticket machines or with cashless payments using RingGo.  

There are four parking holidays in the calendar year where parking is free of charge.  These are Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and the 2nd of January.

Blue Badge holders are not currently required to pay parking charges.

Parking Enforcement

Please be aware that parking enforcement is undertaken in East Lothian's coastal car parks so if you don't clearly display a valid parking ticket on your vehicle, you could receive a penalty charge of 60.

Annual Season Ticket Permit

An annual parking season permit costs 50, and can be purchased by clicking the button below.  An annual permit will cover two motor vehicles registered at the household, but only one will be able to use it at any one time, and both registrations should be printed on the permit.  Hand written vehicle registrations are not acceptable and you could receive a 60 penalty charge for displaying an invalid permit.  If you only enter one vehicle registration in your application, then to add a second vehicle registration you must contact East Lothian Council's Parking Team.

Only one car park permit per application will be issued as it can only be used for one vehicle at a time.  The permit should be transferred to the vehicle you are using.