Car Parking & Cycling

Car Parking

There are three main car parks, all long stay and with height barriers of 2.2m, with intermediate roadside car parks in between. Charges apply every day between 8am and 7pm; in 2023 these were: Cars £1.40 per hour: over 5 hours £8.20 per day: Motor cycles are free. There are now fast and rapid charge points at the Pebble Beach and No.2 Battery car parks. The car park at the centre of the bay (Pebble Beach) has motorhome and oversize bays available outside the barrier. For more details go to:

No.2 Battery West. Pebble Beach car park Gilkicker car park Alverbank East Alverbank West

Annual parking permits are available from
Gosport Borough Council: Stokes Bay Car Parking Permits.


A shared cycle path runs alongside the landward side of Stokes Bay Road and cyclists are advised to use this cycle path in preference to the road. Cycling is not permitted along the promenade itself. There are three sets of cycle racks along the promenade with three cycle hoops: one is at the extreme west end of the promenade close to the slip road to the No.2 Battery car park; another is next to the children’s play park; the third is between the shelter and the beach huts at the east end of the promenade.

Cycling in Gosport

This shared cycleway was funded by SUSTRANS in partnership with Hampshire County Council and is named the Ray Reece Cycleway in memory of a local man who cycled around the world in 1971. The interpretation board to commemorate this can be found halfway along the cycle route at the junction of Stokes Bay Road and Jellicoe Avenue.