Mill Street Car Park

  • This East Devon Council run car park is behind the shops and tucked away in Sidmouth.
  • The post code is EX10 8BY
  • There are public toilets in the town centre.
  • The car park has around 34 spaces.
  • Normal charges apply 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. all year and every day including Sundays.
  • The car park is handy for The Swan Inn next to it.
  • 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 2964
  • Free motorcycle parking
  • No height restrictions

Where to park in Sidmouth

Finding Mill Street Car Park Sidmouth

Mill Street 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 two large car parks will come in to view. Drive past these two  and on the left you will past The Swan Inn (my pub of choice when in the town) and the car park is opposite it.

Another way to get to this car park is to, at the roundabout at the top of the car park go straight on in to the town centre and after about 175 yards there is, just before the church on the opposite side of the road a very narrow turning to the left which is a one way street. If you turn down there the car park is at the end of the road.

How much does it cost to park?

Mill Street Car Park Charges
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.

more information

Mill Street Car Park ticket machine.
Lots of spaces are protected by bollards which are therefore unavailable. These are, I assume, rented by local residents. 

There are 34 spaces which are available excluding the 10 or so will bollards.

Parking in some spaces is difficult due the the shape of the car park. There is a very small private car park right next to it. Do not park in the wrong one! 

If you exit the car park and turn left you can thread your way down to the seafront and turn right there to leave Sidmouth. You will pass both the East and West "Ham" car parks on the way. Alternativly exit and turn sharp right and after about 100 yards you will come to the large ford through the River Sid. This is often closed after periods of heavy rain. 

If you elect to go through the Ford and need to get to the A3052 then turning right will take you through Fortescue which is a "back road" to thet there. At the top of this road turn left for Exeter and right for Lyme Regis.

Getting to Sidmouth town centre

Mill Street Car Park Bollards

The car park isactually behind the shops.

Exit the car park turn right and them immediate left and at the top of this road you are in the High Street.

Mill Street Short Stay Car Park Sidmouth
Mill Street Short Stay Car Park Sidmouth
Mill Street Short Stay Car Park Sidmouth