Free on road parking in southampton area

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LeicaM4
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Free on road parking in southampton area

Postby LeicaM4 » 11 Oct 2020, 10:28pm

Hi does anyone know of a safe place to leave vehicle for two to three days in the Southampton and surrounding village areas ? I want to catch the red funnel ferry to IOW later this coming week for bike packing trip over there and ideally would like to leave car safe area and cycle into the docks to catch ferry. I've looked at google maps and Netley and old netley seem to have some areas with no restrictions on parking but any advice gratefully appreciated.

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Re: Free on road parking in southampton area

Postby andrew_s » 12 Oct 2020, 1:34am

What I do in that situation is to look on google maps satellite view for an area of older suburbia* where most houses have driveways, but second or third cars are frequent enough that on street parking is relatively common, and where a strange car would just be assumed to be a neighbour.
A quick glance at Southampton would suggest the Shirley area.

* modern suburbia being of a non-connected tree branching layout - cul de sac hell.

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Re: Free on road parking in southampton area

Postby pwa » 12 Oct 2020, 5:51am

Streetview is the answer, and avoid parking directly in front of someone's house of course. Find a street where other cars are parked but you don't have to annoy anyone by taking a prized position in front of someone's home. This street is just one example of that:

https://www.google.com/maps/@50.8609504 ... 3?hl=en-GB

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Re: Free on road parking in southampton area

Postby hamster » 12 Oct 2020, 8:29am

Ashurst New Forest Station.

Depending on where you intend to go on IoW, you could consider using the Wightlink Lymington-Yarmouth ferry as it avoids the whole business of Southampton city centre.

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Re: Free on road parking in southampton area

Postby mjr » 12 Oct 2020, 9:42am

hamster wrote:Depending on where you intend to go on IoW, you could consider using the Wightlink Lymington-Yarmouth ferry as it avoids the whole business of Southampton city centre.

£11/day parking and no week discounts, though!
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Re: Free on road parking in southampton area

Postby hamster » 12 Oct 2020, 12:12pm

It was free last time I used it...apologies for duff advice.

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Re: Free on road parking in southampton area

Postby Thehairs1970 » 12 Oct 2020, 9:14pm

Not free but the big shopping centre has good, secure parking that you can use for an extended period. Really handy for Red Funnel too. I seem to remember paying £12 for Friday to Sunday.

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Re: Free on road parking in southampton area

Postby Jamesh » 13 Oct 2020, 7:35pm

I'd avoid Shirley if I were you a bit rough these days.

Upper Shirley's better area next to the common


Netley would be a good option.


Cheers James