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)

For 2023, NO road closures are in force during the day for roads unaffected by the crowning of the Carnival Queen, or the procession. 

There will be a “rolling” road closure for the duration of these events

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, and in partnership with Leiston Air Training Corps and Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Rugby Club.

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.

These carparks can take card or cash payments

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.

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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