Coastal car parks prepare to welcome summer visitors


With the summer season just around the corner, the county council is reminding people of the rules relating to overnight parking in its coastal car parks.

The car parks are along the Lincolnshire coast, a popular tourist destination which boasts many attractions including miles of sandy beaches and extensive nature reserves.

The car parks are free for visitors to use during the day, but there are byelaws in place which make it a criminal offence to park any motor vehicle there between the hours of 22:00 and 06:00 hours without the consent of the council.

A private security firm Lincolnshire Security Ltd will be patrolling car parks at Huttoft Car Terrace, Moggs Eye/Marsh Yard, Wolla Bank and Chapel Six Marshes.

Steve Willis, Chief Operating officer Development Services said: “We want visitors to feel welcome, and able to enjoy and explore the many attractions this area has to offer. Whether it’s cycling, walking, birdwatching, or just a day at the seaside, there’s something for everyone.

“Car parks are provided at locations along the coast for visitors to use. Unfortunately, there have been complaints in the past from visitors, local residents and businesses about people staying overnight.

“We’ve therefore awarded a contract to Lincolnshire Security Ltd to patrol the car parks to ensure people are not staying in vehicles overnight.

“We encourage anyone with a motorhome who needs somewhere to stay overnight to use the existing facilities provided by one of many businesses nearby.”