Ham East Car Park

  • This East Devon Council run car park is behind the shops and close to the sea front in Sidmouth.
  • The post code is EX10 8XR
  • There are public toilets in the town centre.
  • The car park has around 70 spaces.
  • Normal charges apply 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. all year and every day including Sundays.
  • The car park also serves the swimming pool on site.
  • You may park and park here for a maximum of 3 hours
    (or 4 see below).
  • This car park is part of the "Winter Shopper" scheme from November to March
  • No coaches, commercial vehicles, caravans or trailers. 
  • The car park has a ParkMobile code of 2918
  • Free motorcycle parking
  • No height restrictions

Where to park in Sidmouth

Finding Ham East Car Park Sidmouth

Ham East Car Park Short Stay Car Park
This car park is in the cluster of short stay car parks in the centre of Sidmouth. If you don't know the town then the easiest way to find it is to come in on the main road from the traffic lights at Sidford and at the mini roundabout at the top of the high street turn right. At the next mini roundabout turn left and then keep straight on to the seafront and once at the front turn left.

Passing along the Esplanade towards the end by the lifeboat station you will see a sign showing the road beyond it is a dead end. Here you will see a turning to the left called York Street. Turn down York Street and this, and the other large car park in this area on the opposite side of the road, will come in to view. 

If you know your way around Sidmouth you will know there are other ways to access this car park but the way outlined above avoids the narrow high street, the even narrower turnings off it and the large river ford, where the latter is often impassable after rain. 

How much does it cost to park?

Ham East Car Park Charging Rate
The charge is 50p for the first 30 mins.

If staying up to 1 hour the charge is £1, then for 2 hours £2.

The maximum period you can park for is 3 hours which is £3 but generally if you pay for 3 hours you can park for 4 hours, see signs locally. The physical ticket issued by the machine may not show this extra hour but the wardens know not to issue tickets. 

Long stay tickets are available, see the image for details.

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Ham East Car Park General View
The car park is open 24 hours and there is no height restriction over the entrance.

The car park is actually in two halves, one either side of the swimming pool.

Motorcycle parking is free but there appears to be no designated area to park a bike.

Like all car park in Sidmouth in the height of summer it will be busy.

At the side backing the houses you are asked not to reverse in to the spaces but rather to go in forward. There is one space at the far end of the car park which would be impossible to get out of if you had driven in and parked facing forward when the car park was empty and it had subsequently filled up. See image below. 

Getting to Sidmouth town centre

General view of Church Street Sidford Car Park

The car park is practically behind the shops.

Cross over the road along side it and walk down the narrow road (East Street) that runs alongside the other car park here. 

The road becomes a footpath and you will emerge from it in one of the main shopping streets.

Ham East Car Park
Ham East Car Park Sidmouth
Ham East Car Park Sign
Ham East Car Park General View
Ham East Car Park Swimming Pool
Ham East Car Park Charges
Ham East Car Park Parkmobile
Ham East Car Park Forward Parking Only
Ham East Car Park The Space from Hell!
Drive forwards in to here and you will never get out if somebody parks next to you.
Ham East Car Park Machine
Ham East Car Park Charges Apply
Ham East Car Park Short Stay Car Park