Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate coach parking provision and drop off points
The excellent transport links to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate make it an easy place to get to.
This area is not only served by the country’s only high-speed rail service, meaning connections from London are relaxingly short (St Pancras International Station London to Ramsgate 80 minutes), but also, there are excellent road links with the M25 linking with the M26, M20, M2 and A299.
Sea crossings from the continent to Dover are an ideal way to travel as Dover itself is only 20 miles (32km) from our coast or on the Eurotunnel to Folkestone which is about 30 miles (42km) away. For more information on travelling to Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate see our travel section
Dreamland Car Park, Belgrave Road, Margate. CT9 1XG. Charges apply 24 hours a day. 19 spaces
A large and conveniently placed car park, situated opposite Margate Sands. Less than 10 minutes walk to Turner Contemporary and Margate Old Town.
Prices: All Year
The Lido Car Park, Ethelbert Terrace, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 1RX
Up to 24 Hours £7
Drop off points: The Rendezvous at Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG (drop off only due to lifeboat station access)
Nearest public conveniences: The Centre, College Square (shopping areas) and on the Harbour Arm.
Refreshments: plenty of options around Margate Old Town, seafront and High Street including bakeries, cafes, shops and restaurants.
**Please note there is no coach parking at Botany Bay, Broadstairs CT10 3LG only drop off at the top of Botany Road, Percy Avenue and Kingsgate Avenue. Parking enforcement in operation **
Vere Road Coach Park, Broadstairs CT10 1JF Charges apply 7am-10pm. 11 Bays
Prices: 1st April - 31st October
Prices: 1st November to 31st March
Drop off points: Due to the narrow roads around the town and on the seafront, brief stops are permitted only along Victoria Parade, opposite Lillyput Mini Golf (CT10 1QL).
Nearest public conveniences: Toilets in Vere Road car park. Public conveniences near the drop off point at The Clocktower in Victoria Gardens.
Refreshments: Many options on Broadstairs High Street, including cafes, restaurants, shops and bakeries.
Joss Bay Beach, Joss Gap Road CT10 3PG (cliff top location for Joss Bay Beach 5-10 minutes from town centre).
Prices: 1 April to 31 October
Refreshments: Café (seasonal opening) and toilets available (seasonal opening)
Coach parking: Port of Ramsgate CT11 9FT To be accessed by Royal Harbour Approach (Tunnel) – £19.90 per 24 hours or part thereof by prior arrangement with Port Security tel 01843 587661 (local amenities including cafes, restaurants and bars 5-10 minutes walk). CARD PAYMENT ONLY
Drop off points: Short stops only at Marina Esplanade (CT11 8NA)
Nearest public conveniences: East Pier Yard, Royal Harbour.
Refreshments: range of restaurants, cafés and shops around harbour and High Street.
Minnis Bay, off The Parade CT7 9QP
Prices: 1st April to 31st October.Charges apply 7am-10pm
Nearest public conveniences: Block in car park
Refreshments: Available from nearby cafe and restaurant