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Pay for parking

There are several ways to pay for parking your vehicle in one of our coastal car parks or town and village car parks.

If you have a disability, parking is free for Blue Badge holders. A valid Blue Badge must always be displayed. Visit the Hampshire County Council website for more information on the Blue Badge parking scheme.

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Pay and display ticket

A valid pay and display ticket must be displayed in the front windscreen of your vehicle while it is parked in one of our car parks.

You can purchase pay and display tickets from machines in our car parks.

Parking clock

Parking clocks provide discounted parking and are available to everyone.

They offer great value for money, and you can use them as often as you like.

They are transferable between vehicles.

Both short-stay and long-stay parking clocks are available.

Parking clock options

Your parking clock options are:

Annual short-stay clock - £30. These are valid from 1 January to 31 December. They permit parking for up to three hours in our town and village car parks only. Short-stay parking clocks are not valid in coastal (amenity) car parks.

Annual long-stay clock - £140. These are valid from 1 January to 31 December. They permit parking for up to 20 hours.  The length of stay is determined by the car park time limits. They permit parking in all our car parks.

Quarterly long-stay clock£40. These are valid for a quarterly period of three months (1 January to 31 March, 1 April to 30 June, 1 July to 30 September, 1 October to 31 December). They permit parking for up to 20 hours.  The length of stay is determined by the car park time limits. They permit parking in all our car parks.

Buy parking clocks

You can purchase parking clocks by calling 02380 285000 or using the online form below.

You can also buy parking clocks at any of our information offices  or in the following locations:

  • St Barbes museum, New Street, Lymington SO41 9BH
  • Welcome Store and Post Office, Brookley Road, Brockenhurst
  • Shappen Stores, Ringwood Road, Burley

There is a special scheme available for Hythe Ferry. For more information, call 023 8084 0722. 

RingGo service

RingGo is a mobile phone service that lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card. It is a good alternative to using cash at a ticket machine.

Users of the service will pay a small convenience charge to RingGo. Currently this is 20p per parking session.

All of our car parks have this paying option available.

The details are provided on all our parking ticket machines. RingGo's automated system registers your vehicle, location and payment details for future use.

You can pay by RingGo using the following options:

  • call 01590 605959, providing your vehicle and parking details
  • install the RingGo pay by phone parking app (Android, Windows and iOS)
  • book parking with RingGo online, you will need to register to log your details

Once payment is processed, your parking session will start immediately.

Your parking payment is recorded within the RingGo service. You will not display a valid parking ticket with this payment option. Payment is checked using the system's details.

You can use any of the methods above to top up on your current parking and extend your paid time allowance.

For further information, visit the RingGo website.

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