Beachlands parking charges

For further details about the new parking charges in place at the Beachlands car park, Hayling Island, please see the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Charges apply to cars, vans and motor homes, everyday from 8am to 6pm. There are no charges for blue badge holders and motorcycles.

It is free for all vehicles from 6pm-10pm 7 days a week 365 days of the year.

Charges also apply on bank holidays, please refer to our parking charges document (page 4) for more details.

Access hours for horses and horse boxes

  • 1 May to 30 September - 7pm to 10am
  • 1 October to 30 April - No restriction

Cars or vans with trailer or caravan 

  • £12 per day

Motorhome parking

Motorhomes will be required to pay the hourly rate between 8am-10pm 7 days a week 365 days of the year.

Motorhomes or any vehicle adapted to sleep in will be prohibited to park in any Beachlands car park from 10pm-6am, 7 days a week 365 days of the year.

Caravans must remain attached to a vehicle at all times.

FAQs

Why has the cost of a season ticket increased?

The cost of the season ticket was previously £80 per year, which is £10 per month for each of the eight months that charging is in place at Beachlands car parks. In line with other local coastal areas, charges have been approved for a full year.

The cost of the new permit is £120, £10 per month or 32p per day. This means that it is still £10 per month but instead of charging for eight months there will be charges for 12 months.

Who made the decision to increase parking charges?

Recommendations were taken to and approved by Cabinet on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

How much would a permit cost today and from 1 November?

If a customer wants to purchase a permit today (1 August 2018) it would only be valid until 31 October and they would need to pay £80.

If a customer wants to buy a new 12-month permit they are available from 1st November. Whatever month the customer chooses to purchase their permit from it will be valid for a year from that date i.e. if they chose to buy a permit in April 2019 it will be valid until April 2020 at the charge of £120.

Is HBC collecting necessary parking fees and fines for Beachlands?

Our Civil Enforcement team works on a rota basis seven days per week. Specifically, for Beachlands car parks, over the past four weeks the team have visited and patrolled the car parks in excess of 270 times. 162 PCNs have been issued.

Why is HBC proposing to ban overnight parking at West Beach?

In a report, presented to HBC's Cabinet in June 2018, safety concerns were highlighted. Separation distance between motorhomes needs to be between four and six metres. Given that the car parks do not have bays marked out this is difficult to enforce. Safety is of paramount importance and as a consequence the decision has been taken to ban overnight parking by motorhomes.

Why have we got permanent residents living on West Beachlands car parks?

Part of the report that was presented to Cabinet in June 2018 noted the issues identified with overnight parking of motorhomes and other vehicles that have been adapted to sleep in - (including campervans etc.) in Beachlands car parks. The recommendation to ban overnight parking of motorhomes was upheld and became live from 13 August 2018 - between the hours of 22:00 to 08:00.

Why are blue badge holders not being penalised for not paying overnight fees?

Currently we do not charge blue badge holders overnight, but under the overnight ban this will include all motorhomes, campervans etc. including those with blue badges.

Why is HBC not enforcing sensible parking arrangements particularly for motorhomes?

For safety reasons, following an independent fire risk assesment, the separation distance between motorhomes needs to be four to six metres. Given that the car parks do not have bays marked out this is difficult to enforce. Safety is of paramount importance and as a consequence the decision has been taken to ban overnight parking of motorhomes.

Why are you carrying out consultation over the summer?

It is not a consultation – we need to give 28 days’ notice. Notices are up near the pay and display machines during the summer holidays so more people are likely to see them as the car parks are expected to be used more frequentlyduring this time.

Why have the notices only been posted by the cash machines in the car parks?

We have signs advertising the changes in the car parks so we are directly targeting users. We also advertise the charges in a free newspaper. The subject also came before Cabinet in an open paper available to all.

How can I influence the decision to stop motorhomes from parking at Beachlands West Car Park overnight?

A Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) has been imposed to ban the overnight parking of motorhomes between the hours of 10pm and 6am at the Beachlands West Car Park.

A consultation is running from 10 August - 10 February 2019 where you will be able to submit your comments.