Winter Shopper Special 2023/2024

 Running from the 1st November 2023 to the 31st March 2024 residents and visitors will be able to purchase a £2 ticket from a ticket machine and it will be valid in any East Devon car park until midnight on the day of purchase.

 Pay just £2 and park for the rest of the day (till midnight) and the same ticket can be used in any East Devon District Council Pay & Display car park. The ticket will show the "normal" expiry time but as long as you have paid £2 it will be valid all day. 

Excludes Parkmobile payments and Permit Holders.


Bedford Lawn Car Park

  • This privately owned car park is right on the sea front along the promenade at Sidmouth.
  • The post code is EX10 8NS
  • There are public toilets nearby at the bus "Triangle".
  • There are around 110 spaces.
  • Ask gatekeeper about a long pass if you need one, details below.
  • Pay for as long as you want to stay.
  • If you overstay just pay the extra parking charge at the normal rate on exit - no parking fines.
  • Cash or card payments accepted.
  • No coaches, commercial vehicles, caravans or motorcycles. 
  • This car park is not in the East Devon winter parking offer


Finding The Car Park

Bedord Lawn Car Park
This car park may be found on the sea front in Sidmouth.

Coming in to the town the easiest way to find it is, at the top of the high street at the mini roundabout just after the cinema turn right. 

At the end of this road turn left (B3176), again at a mini roundabout, and the car park may be found at the end of the road just after the bus "Triangle" and before the T-Junction. 

How much does it cost to park At Bedford Lawn Sidmouth?

Bedford Lawn Car Park Sidmouth 2023 prices
The charge is £2.20 for the first hour.

If staying up to 2 hours the charge is £4.20

Thereafter the charge is £1 per hour of your stay up to 5 hours.

See the image for longer stays.

The charge to park here is slightly lower than the East Devon Council Car Parks if staying up to 5 hours.

No fines issued, no cars clamped. 

If you over stay you just pay for the extra time on exit at a slightly higher rate than your would have been charged had you paid the correct fee on entry.

So if you do not know how long you are planning to stay you could pay for a minimum period and just pay the balance on exit.

You must return your ticket to the gatekeeper on exit

(Charges shown were correct when checked on 26th July 2023)

This is not an official web site for the car park and prices and information should be regarded as a general guide only

Bedford Lawn Car Park long stay tickets

Bedford Lawn Car Park Ticket
24 hour permits are available from the gatekeeper and start at £14 for the first and second day and then the price per day gradually reduces where a 7 day ticket ends up at £80. 

You will be give a ticket by the gate keeper on payment which you should show on entry and exit each time.

You do not have a guarateed parking space and if the car park is full may have to wait for somebody to leave before you can park. My understanding is that this is rare but if it happens you should not have to wait long...

These permits can only be used in this car park unlike the East Devon ones which can be used in several car parks in Sidmouth (and all over east Devon)
Prices £/days:  1/14 2/28 3/40 4/50 5/60 6/70 7/80  (Correct 7/23)

more information

The car park is open 24 hours and there is no height restriction or barriers.

The car park is manned from early morning until late evening. If you enter before staff arrive you just pay the gatekeeper on exit.

If you park in here when no staff are present both in and out then no charge or fine is levied. 

Blue Badges: There are no special spaces for those who have Blue Badges and the same fees are livied, which for the latter is the case at all Sidmouth car Parks.

The car park has been privately owned by the same family since around 1920.

There are certain spaces that show as reserved, if they are the only places available then park there and check it is OK with the gatekeeper. 

Staying overnight in your vehicle or camper is not permitted.

Getting to the town centre from here

If it is the beach area you are after then this car park is right on the front.

If you want the main shopping area you can either walk to the sea front and turn left and left again near the pub "Dukes" or you can walk up to the bus triangle and turn right there and then right again at the T Junction with Church Street, passing the church on your left as you go in to town.

In both cases the walk if a little over five minutes.

The above are for foot access only. Large parts of Sidmouth town centre are available on foot only. 

Pictures of The Car Park

You can have a look around the car park here