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West Mersea car parks

Victoria Esplanade

Victoria Esplanade car park is a pay and display car park with 150 spaces.

See Victoria Esplanade on a map

Opening hours

Monday - Sunday: 8.00am to 8.00pm
This car park is opened daily March to October, subject to weather conditions.

Overnight camping in the car park is prohibited.

Disabled parking

There are 6 disabled parking bays available.

Blue badge holders have free parking for up to 3 hours in any bay, when displaying a Blue Badge with the clock set to the time of arrival.


Parking for motorcycles is free when parked in the dedicated bays.

Hourly charges

Time (between 8.00am and 6.00pm) Monday to Sunday
Up to 2 hours £4.00
Up to 4 hours £6.50
Over 4 hours (Up to 6.00pm) £8.50

Season tickets

Beach Hut Watch members can apply for a discounted season ticket by contacting Proof of membership is required.

Accepted payment methods

Pay with the MiPermit app

You can download the MiPermit app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

The location number for Victoria Esplanade car park is 737705. 


You can pay for parking with coins. The machines do not accept notes.

Send an SMS (text) message or call to pay

If you are paying through SMS message, text the word 'PARK' followed by your registration number and the duration of your stay to 61600. For example: 'PARK  T123EST 30mins' or 'PARK  T123EST 2hrs'.

Alternatively, call 0345 520 7007 from your mobile. Calls cost the standard rate as set by your mobile provider.

Height restriction

There is a height barrier in this car park set at 2.2 metres.

Page last reviewed: 7 February 2023