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Parking at Country Parks

Information and prices for parking at Cosmeston Lakes and Porthkerry Country Parks in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Charges for parking apply daily between 9am - 10pm


Parking tariffs
 Vehicle Type DurationTariff
 Cars Up to 1 hour £1
  Up to 2 hours £2
  Up to 4 hours £4
  All Day  £5
 Bus / Coach All Day £30

Please note: There will be no fees or time restrictions for disabled persons correctly displaying blue badges. In the same way, there will be no charges for solo motorcycles.


How to Pay

Payments for parking can be made via coins, pay by phone, via text, via smartphone or contactless/chip and pin.


  • Payment by Cash (Coins Only)


    All Pay and Display Meters within the Vale of Glamorgan accept Coins ONLY.


    Please ensure that you insert the correct change as the parking meters do not give change.

    • Enter Your Vehicle Registration Number 

    • Insert Payment for duration of stay

    • Press Green Button for ticket, and display ticket face up on Dashboard

  • Pay by Phone

    The app can be downloaded from, Google Play and the Apple App Store. The app includes a map feature that allows drivers to locate parking before they leave for their destination. 

    Drivers can pin their vehicle location onto the map once they have parked and the nearby parking feature instantly provides the closest PayByPhone parking location number.




Season Parking Tickets 

Season tickets are available to regular visitors to our country parks. 

  • £35 for 6 months
  • £55 for 12 months

Country park season tickets can be used in both Cosmeston and Porthkerry country parks.


When applying online, please select 'Other Income', 'Coastal and Country Parking Permits' and your permit preference:


Apply Online


Please note: We are currently receiving a large amount of seasonal permit requests, permits will be posted to you once processed. Parking permits will be non-transferable and vehicle specific and have no monetary value.