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We are currently using out of season rates with 30 minutes of free parking.

Cars £1.50 per hour thereafter.

Standard Parking Rates
Cars and Vans under 3.5 tonnes: £2.50 per hour, £15 all-day
Campervans and Motorhomes: £3.50 per hour, £20 all-day
Commercial Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes inc Minibuses/Coaches: £20 per hour, £80 all-day
Motorbikes: £5 all day

There is a pay and display machine in the car park close to the large green

notice board, you can pay on arrival or for ease pay on departure.

The machine accepts coin, card and contactless payments.

Alternatively, use your phone to scan the QR code displayed

on the notice board and pay via your mobile.

Please ensure you enter your vehicles full registration to avoid a parking

charge being issued by the parking & security contractors:

Parking and Security Solutions Ltd.

If you receive a parking charge Bawsey Country Park cannot assist you.

Please email


Vehicles must not obstruct roadways, access points as they are required for

emergency and estate vehicles.

This car park is controlled by automatic number plate recognition and CCTV. 

Images of your vehicle and its occupants may be recorded for the purposes of managing

the car parking areas.


All vehicles are parked at the owner's risk and neither Parking and Security Solutions Ltd

nor Bawsey Ltd take any responsibility for any damage or injury howsoever caused.

Parking is controlled by Parking and Security Solutions Ltd on behalf of Bawsey Ltd.

CCTV is in operation for the purposes of crime prevention and public safety as well as management of the parking areas.

Images recorded on-site may be disclosed to the police or law agencies in line with legislation.

Any vehicle parked in an incorrect manner will incur a parking notice.

The registered keeper's details will be requested from the DVLA and a charge will be sent in the post.

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Frequently asked questions

Is camping allowed in the park?

Currently we do not allow camping and caravans or motorhomes are not allowed to stay overnight.

Can I swim in any of the lakes?

No, swimming and paddling is prohibited. The water can be very cold and there are areas of weed that can be dangerous.

Are dogs welcome and can they go in the water?

Dogs are welcome although we ask that you keep your dog under control. Dogs can go in the water however please do not let your dog in the water in areas where anglers are fishing.

Does the pay and display machine take card payments?

Yes, the machine accepts card payments and also has a contacless facility.

Can I take my vehicle into the park?

All visitors vehicles must remain in the car park. Quad bikes, motorcycles and 4x4s are also not allowed in the park. Please refrain from parking in the Sandy Lane area or in front of the old railway bridge on the western side of the park.

Are refreshments available at the park?

There is no permanent food & drink facility as yet however, we do have traders who are on site in better weather. If this is critical to your visit, please check with us beforehand so we can advise.

Can I use a BBQ in the park?

At the moment no, we have no areas that are set aside for safe use of BBQs. We also do not allow open fires. This rule is not meant to spoil your enjoyment but to safeguard visitors and the environment. Carelessly discarded disposable BBQs and open fires pose a very serious fire risk and can cause considerable damage to the environment.

Is fishing allowed?

Yes, fishing is allowed in both our lakes. Please visit the fishing page for more details.

Can I use a metal detector in the park?

Currently, the landowner has requested that visitors do not use metal detectors in the park.

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