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  • buybee
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    • 6th Oct 06, 9:54 AM
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    • 6th Oct 06, 9:54 AM
    Anyone know were I can park up all day in Blackpool?. It needs to be near the pleasure beach and not too expensive.
    by owey
    When we go we normally park down where the windmills are. These are on the promenade just down from pleasure beach. If you come off the main road then parking is free on a side road. Hope this helps
  • owey
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    • 7th Oct 06, 8:56 PM
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    • 7th Oct 06, 8:56 PM
    Anyone else know of cheap parking in Blackpool, near the pleasure beach?.
    • islandman
    • By islandman 8th Oct 06, 2:53 PM
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    islandman
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    • 8th Oct 06, 2:53 PM
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    • 8th Oct 06, 2:53 PM
    In a word, "YES", but first, when that poster says "down where the windmills are", I wonder if he means "the" windmill on the promenade, if he does, then it's gone. THAT windmill used to serve as a marker for anyone that wanted to go to the "Christmas Store", an old woolworths that specialises in christmas lights/decorations as the shop was just off the promenade. It has been moved because of the extensive promenade alterations (62 million £'s).

    As for parking, although we don't drive, a couple of weeks ago we stayed the other side of the Pleasure Beach and couldn't help noticing all the free roadside parking all free. The thing is, most people enter the Pleasure Beach at the main entrance and walk right through, but what's wrong with entering at the other end. There is an entrance there because they have their own Hotel at that end "The Blue something or other" ?. So, why not drive past the P/Beach, park and go in that way.
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  • owey
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    • 10th Oct 06, 6:42 AM
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    • 10th Oct 06, 6:42 AM
    I went on Sunday, and I was lucky to get a free space on the side road next to the main entrance of the pleasure beach. Great day out, will go again next year.
  • libitina
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    • 11th Oct 06, 10:54 AM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 10:54 AM
    We always park by the 'back' entrance to the pleasure beach by 'The Big Blue', which is the hotel. As stated, it's free on the side roads.
    • Anic
    • By Anic 11th Oct 06, 2:32 PM
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    Anic
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    • 11th Oct 06, 2:32 PM
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    • 11th Oct 06, 2:32 PM
    In a word, "YES", but first, when that poster says "down where the windmills are", I wonder if he means "the" windmill on the promenade, if he does, then it's gone.
    by islandman
    I am probably wrong but maybe they meant the two wind "turbines" that are outside the cafe place across from the "disco ball".

    This would match up with where you got parked as they are down past the pleasue beach heading towards the Starr Gate.

    As you said - lots of free parking down that end. The advantage of going in from this end is the queue usually isn't as big as at the main entrance
    • awacko
    • By awacko 10th Jun 08, 2:25 PM
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    awacko
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    • 10th Jun 08, 2:25 PM
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    • 10th Jun 08, 2:25 PM
    Hi there,
    I'm going there in July near Blackpool South Station so near any free parking even if its at the other end of the Pleasure Beach would'nt be a problem , but was wondering as its olds posts if its still the case ?
  • ched999uk
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    • 13th Jun 08, 11:36 AM
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    • 13th Jun 08, 11:36 AM
    It is still free in the side roads to the South of the Pleasure Beach. But watch out for parking restrictions and the white lines across access roads/driveways as they are no parking also. I am not sure if the entrance at the south end of the pleasure beach is open, as it hasn't been early on in the season so you might have a bit of a walk.

    If you have a set day in mind then you can book tickets in advance online and they are normally £5 off at the pleasure beach site.
  • Nomee
    Can anyone confirm the place
    I have centeed and zoomed in on google map infront of big Blue. I am going there tomorrow so hopefully its that place as I see it. If you know anyother please mark them and give a google map link here

    Here is the link to what I think is the free parking

    Thanks to all who mentioned.
    Anyone know of any offers like 2 for 1.
  • Nomee
    Went there but it was rainy...

    Parking is free on all blue line marked on this map and some nearby streets. You can leave all the family close to The big Blue and park your car anywhere near here except the ROUND ABOUT.
    Its hard to find space after 11:00
    • RussWWFC
    • By RussWWFC 20th Mar 11, 6:31 PM
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    RussWWFC
    This is nearly 3 years old so can I have an update please. Street Parking still free?

    I will be staying here
    http://www.hawthornhouse-blackpool.co.uk/
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    • eezer
    • By eezer 20th Mar 11, 11:45 PM
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    eezer
    Still plenty of free street parking within a couple of minutes walk of the the Pleasure Beach, all of it just off the promenade - you have to pay to park there so don't bother. The south entrance to the fair is closed which is where most of the spaces are, but if you're really lucky you can get a space almost opposite the north entrance, just behind the tacky looking crazy golf course.
  • pararct
    This is nearly 3 years old so can I have an update please. Street Parking still free?

    I will be staying here
    http://www.hawthornhouse-blackpool.co.uk/
    Originally posted by RussWWFC
    Why did you not choose a B&B in South Shore with parking? Park onsite then walk to the park!!

    There are many simply put b&b with parking near Pleasure Beach Blackpool into google!!

    Works for me every time!!
  • mofeenster
    I know this is an old post but for anyone going to Blackpool Pleasure Beach that wants free parking for the day, just make sure you get there early and then follow the instructions from the last few posts. If all else fails then just go a few streets back and park outside someone's house.
  • pararct
    To update everyone Blackpool Council has hiked parking charges this year on it's car parks and instigated more parking restrictions on the streets surrounding the popular attractions in an effort to drive more revenue through their car parks.

    http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/C24C7017-D399-4981-8DEF-E8189CF4ACA3/0/CARCOACHPARKSPARKINGCHARGES20082009A.pdf

    It is imperative for those looking for free parking to check the roadside posts for the restrictions. If you park in contravention you will get a ticket as Blackpool council look on this as a nice little earner for them.

    My kids have season passes for the Pleasure beach and we go around 4 or 5 times a year always making a day and a night of it by staying over. It is not expensive and you can park your car at the B&B and walk to the park. We have used this place more than once. http://www.moorbankhouse.co.uk
    • blue_haddock
    • By blue_haddock 22nd Mar 13, 9:40 PM
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    blue_haddock
    i always park for free in a side street opposite the airport and then either walk or catch a tram up to town.
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  • Dexters Indignation
    Anyone else know of cheap parking in Blackpool, near the pleasure beach?.
    Originally posted by owey

    If you head west from the Pleasure Beach you should be able to park on the sandy colored area fro free for up to 6 hours .
    Libertas Supra Omnia
  • pararct
    If you head west from the Pleasure Beach you should be able to park on the sandy colored area fro free for up to 6 hours .
    Originally posted by Dexters Indignation
    Yes but make sure you come back before the tide comes in :-). This ice cream van driver didn't..

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