Parking & Travel

How Aldeburgh’s highways are affected during Carnival, plus information on parking and transport.


Details of Highways Authority road closures, parking restrictions and enforcements, where you can and can’t park, and bus services.

Carnival Saturday

There are no parking restrictions in the town, the usual street parking and car parks are available.  However, be aware there is limited parking when the town is busy.  Public transport operates a normal service, but check the information online at the relevant websites.

Carnival Sunday

Market Cross Place closed 11am to 12.30pm (for the duration of the 10k Mini Marathon).

Otherwise, there are no other parking restrictions in the town, the usual street parking and car parks are available.  However, be aware there is limited parking when the town is busy.  Public transport operates a normal service.


Carnival Day (Monday)

In the interests of safety, High Street, Market Cross Place and Crespigny Road are closed to traffic from 10am.  Other road closures and traffic restrictions are in force during the day.  Please follow signage placed around the town.  Full details are available in the Carnival programme.

Dedicated parking with stewarding is available on Carnival Monday, arranged by Aldeburgh Carnival. We recommend using our car parks for safe parking.



Only £10 ALL DAY, and open from 6.30am:

Kings Field (Car Park 1) – off Saxmundham Road/Leiston Road A1094 roundabout.

Rugby Field (Car Park 2) – off Park Road, eastbound on the approach from Saxmundham Road/Leiston Road A1094 roundabout. 

Funds raised in aid of Leiston Air Training Corps, Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Rugby Clubs and Aldeburgh Carnival (a donation towards the spectacular firework display).

A one way loop around Triangle Wood will be in operation for the safety of queuing traffic approaching Car Parks 1 and 2, and you will see signs for both car parks as you approach on the A1094 Saxmundham Road and Leiston Road.  There will also be signage to direct you to Car Park 3.

Please note, these are cash-only car parks, we are unable to accept any other form of payment.

Please have cash ready when you arrive to park.

There are limited spaces available in Oakley Square for disabled parking only.

Coffee Bean

C. A. T. S.

Triangle Wood to Oakley Square for accessible transport needs. Supported by Coastal Accessible Transport Services (CATS).

Tel: 01728 830516 for information about this service.

Coffee Bean

Belle Coaches

Operates between 10am-2.15pm and 4pm-6pm, from Triangle Wood (near the Library) to Wentworth Road via Victoria Road (returning via Church Farm Road).

Supported by Belle Coaches.

Public Transport

First Bus Routes 64 and 65 will terminate at Saxmundham Road/Leiston Road Roundabout.

Border Bus Route 521 will operate temporary stops in Wentworth Road and at the Dolphin Inn, Thorpeness.  Refer to for more details.

No Parking

In the interests of safety, on-street car parking spaces are restricted on Carnival Day (Monday), and your co-operation in making alternative parking arrangements will be appreciated.  

Please don’t park in unsafe, dangerous areas, or areas with restrictions imposed as below.  We operate safe and organised car parking facilities on Monday, and we’d prefer you use these.

There is strictly no parking in the following on Carnival Monday:

Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness on west side

Brudenell Street

Choppins Hill to junction of Hartington Road

Church Car Park

Church Farm Road

Crabbe Street from Market Cross Place to junction with unnamed road south of Dial Lane

Crag Path from Market Cross Place entrance north and south to bollards in either direction

Crespigny Road

Dial Lane

Hertford Place

High Street

King Street

Lee Road from Crescent Road to Park Road

Leiston Road from Saxmundham Road roundabout to Linden Road

Market Cross Place

Oakley Square (no general access – reserved for disabled parking only)

Park Road from Victoria Road to School Field, and High Street to Lee Road

Remembrance Road, Thorpeness on west side, from junction with Aldeburgh Road, Thorpeness to car park entrance in a northerly direction

Saxmundham Road from roundabout to Linden Road

Slaughden Road from junction with High Street to boatyard

St Peter’s Road

St Paul’s Close

Unnamed Road between High Street & Crabbe Street south of Dial Lane

Victoria Road

Thorpe Road from Wentworth Road junction to car park in Thorpeness (PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS VERGES ALONG THIS ROAD)

Wentworth Road

Breaches of parking regulations will result in a fixed penalty fine or prosecution, and unlawfully parked vehicles may be towed away.

Please adhere to the highway enforcements, in the interests of safety of everyone coming to the event.  Illegally parked vehicles will be towed away.

About Aldeburgh Carnival

Read more about what to expect at Aldeburgh Carnival.

Carnival News

When do we start
What are this year’s events?
What is the Theme?
And much much more…

Where to find us

Aldeburgh, Suffolk – the postcode for Aldeburgh Seafront is IP15 5DS.  The Carnival Information point can be found near the Moot Hall.

Carnival 2023 dates

Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th and Monday 21st August 2023

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