Broad Street Car Park Lyme Regis
- This car park can be found in the centre of the town near the traffic lights on Broad Street (A3052).
- The car park is designated "Short Stay" and has a post code of DT7 3QR
- It has the location code of 6318 if you are planning to pay on your phone.
- Charges apply every day to 6 p.m. (then free to 8 a.m. the following morning).
Finding Broad Street Car Park
This car park is right in the heart of the town near the bottom of the main high street and the entrance is next to the traffic lights, on unsurprisingly, Broad Street (A3052).
As you enter Lyme Regis from the west on the A3052 go down the hill and through all the shops and the entrance can be seen to the left just as the Rock Point Inn comes in to view ahead. There is a box junction on the road outside the entrance to the car park.
Coming from the east drop down in to the town and go through the traffic lights. Soon after the lights you will pass on your right some public toilets and then, just as you begin to climb the hill, the car park entrance may be seen on your right.
As with all the car parks in Lyme Regis it is a popular place to park, and this one is the best for a level walk in to the town and on to the sea front.
It is expensive once you stay for over 3 hours.
How much does it cost to park at Broad Street Car Park
The Car Park is operated by Dorset Council, as are more of the car parks in Lyme Regis.
The cost to park is:-
Up to 20 minutes 40p,
Up to one hour 70p,
Up to two hours £1.60,
Up to three hours £4,
Then £4 per hour thereafter.
From the above you can see it is excellent for a short stay but very expensive for anything over three hours.
There is no height restriction on the entrance.
This is the most handy car park for a short visit to the town, if you can find a space.
More information about the car park
The car park is open twenty four hours a day and parking is free at certain times, notably evenings and after 6pm and overnight (see picture above).
No overnight camping/sleeping.
The Car Park is handy for a night out or a visit to the nearby theatre.
The Car Park has 36 spaces, making it on of the smallest in Lyme Regis.
Solo Motorcycle parking is free and there is a designated area for bike parking near the entrance which must be used, or charges apply.
Disabled badge holders must pay at the normal rate.
You must enter your full vehicle registration plate to get your ticket.
Cars and motorcycles only, no campers etc.
Broad Street Car Park oddities
The car park is right in the centre of the town.
It is on two levels.
As you enter, to the left there are several spaces that are reserved for "Permit Holders" but there are a few public spaces on the opposite side and one on the left by the wall just as you enter.
Up the slope towards the back of the car park there are more spaces and two spaces on a strange promontory to the left at the top of the slope.
Overall it is a bit of a hotch-potch of spaces some of which are very tight.
There is an exit at the far end to the "Town Mill" shopping area and riverside footpath.
Some general shots taken around the car park - click to enlarge and read as required.