New charges for parking at coastal sites in East Lothian have begun. Pay and Display parking charges have come into operation at Yellowcraig and Gullane Bents. Charges are to be rolled out at Whitesands, Barns Ness, Longniddry Bents, John Muir Country Park and Tyninghame Links in the near future.
The charge is £2 per day which allows you to park at any of the beach car parks throughout the same day. If you are a regular visitor you may wish to pay for an annual pass instead which costs £40. An annual pass can cover up to two motor vehicles (including motorcycles) registered at the same address, but only one will be able to use the pass at any one time.
Blue Badge holders will not be required to pay charges.
You can I buy an annual pass
Local Area Offices in Haddington (Court Street), Musselburgh (Brunton Hall), Tranent (George Johnston Centre), Prestonpans (Aldhammer House), Dunbar (Bleachingfield), North Berwick (School Road). Payment must be made at the time of application. A temporary ticket will be issued and season ticket will follow within 10 working days.
Purchase a season ticket from the council’s website http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/coastalcarparksFAQ
Send your completed application form and cheque made payable to: ‘East Lothian Council’ to: East Lothian Council, Road Services, John Muir House, and Haddington, EH41 3HA. Season ticket will be posted within 10 working days after cheque has cleared.
You must make sure your ticket or annual pass is clearly displayed in your vehicle while parked in any of the beach car parks (e.g. on the dashboard).
For more information on Coastal Car Parks and FAQ click here