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Coast and countryside car parks

Wooden building in the car park at Kynance Cove at Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Car park at Kynance Cove, Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Most places with car parks are listed in the National Trust Handbook, and on the website and the mobile app. Here we've gathered together those that are off the beaten track – smaller, more secluded parking areas that lead to lesser-known stretches of coast or quiet countryside spots.

Some locations are listed below, complete with postcodes. For the rest, click through for full details of each region or country.


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  • Cogden
    DT6 4RJ
  • Lambert's Castle
    DT6 6NN


  • Dover’s Hill
    GL55 6UW
  • May Hill
    GL17 ORG

Isle of Wight

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  • Oldbury Hill
    TN15 0ET
  • One Tree Hill
    TN15 0SN
  • Toys Hill
    TN16 1QG

The Lakes

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Norfolk Coast and Broads

  • Stiffkey Saltmarshes
    NR23 1QE

Northern Ireland

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Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire

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East Sussex

  • Crowlink
    BN20 0AY

West Sussex

  • Black Down
    GU27 3BJ
  • Lavington Common
    GU28 0QL
  • Woolbeding Countryside
    GU29 9RL

West Midlands

  • Comer Wood (Dudmaston)
    WV15 6QL
  • Hampton Loade (Dudmaston)
    WV15 6HD
  • Hawksmoor
    ST10 3AW
  • Sawmill (Dudmaston)
    WV15 6QW


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Countryside and woodland 

Plan a visit to one of the special countryside places in our care and discover the benefits of being in the great outdoors. Pack your walking boots and get ready to explore woodlands, valleys and rivers.

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Coast and beaches 

Discover the 780 miles of beautiful coastline in our care. Plan your next coastal adventure, whether you want to explore soft, sandy beaches or rugged, windswept cliffs.

Visitors using the car park ticket machine at Stourhead in Wiltshire

Car parking frequently asked questions 

Discover the answers to the most common questions about National Trust parking, from how and why to scan your card to what to do if you’re a non-member or about to join.

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Top picnic spots on the coast 

If you’re looking for the perfect spot for a picnic on the coast, this selection includes secret coves like Hayburn Wyke and Soar Mill Cove and well-known sandy beaches like Brancaster and Portstewart Strand.