This is where to find the cheapest car parks in Sunderland city centre and the seafront

Car parking and how much it costs is one of those subjects which most people have a view on.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 14:09 pm
Updated Friday, 8th February 2019, 14:12 pm
Pay and display car parking

Everyone wants to find the cheapest - but safest - place to leave their car for a few hours when visiting a town or city. Here's how much it costs to park in and around Sunderland city centre and on the seafront, and how many spaces each car park has available. (Free parking is available, but tends to be further away from the city centre).

With 760 spaces, this AEW Europe car park in Green Terrace (SR1 3DR) is Sunderland's biggest. It's open 7am-11.30pm Monday-Saturday, and costs 1.50 an hour (free after 6pm). Flat rate of 2 a day on Sundays and holidays.
This 186-space multi-storey in York Street (SR1 3DR) is run by AEW Europe, and is open 8am-6.30pm Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat, 8am-9pm on Thursdays and 8am-6pm on Sundays. It costs 1.50 an hour, but is free after 5.30pm on Thursday.
This pay-on-foot car park on St Mary's Boulevard (SR1 3AH) has 480 spaces over four floors. It has a 100 per cent car crime-free record, and costs 1.50 an hour, 90p an hour after 6pm, and 2 flat rate on Sundays and bank holidays.

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This pay-on-foot car park on William Street, off High Street West (SR1 1UL) has 653 spaces, and 'Safer Parking' status. It costs 1.30 an hour 8am-6pm, 90p an hour from 6pm-8am, with a flat rate of 2 on Sundays and bank holidays. It's free after 3pm on a Thursday.
This 56-space car park, whose entrance is on Tunstall Road (SR1 3NH), costs 1.30 per hour from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, but is free after 3pm on Thursdays. Parking on Sundays is free.
This pay and display car park (SR1 1EY) has 49 spaces. It costs 1.20 per hour from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and is free on Sundays, bank holidays and after 3pm on a Thursday. It has CCTV and a Safer Parking Award.
630-space multi-storey with entrances on Park Lane/Cowan Terrace and Burdon Road A1018 (SR2 7SN). 1.20 an hour Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday and bank holidays. Free after 3pm on a Thursday.
This pay and display car park (SR1 1XD) has 40 spaces. It costs 1 an hour from 8am to 6pm Monday-Saturday, and is free on Sundays, bank holidays and after 3pm on Thursday. It has CCTV and Safer Parking status.
This car park in Cowan Terrace (SR2) is run by StarPark, and is open all day, every day. It costs 1 an hour, or 3 all day. It's lit, and there are no height restrictions.
This is a pay and display car park (SR1 1UZ) with 28 spaces. It costs 1 an hour between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday, and is free on Sundays and after 3pm on a Thursday. It has CCTV.
This pay and display car park in Tatham Street (SR1 2QD) has 94 spaces. It's 1 an hour from 8am to 6pm Mon-Sat, and free on Sundays, bank holidays and after 3pm on Thursdays. It has CCTV, and Safer Parking Award status.
This is the smallest city centre pay and display (SR1 1UN), with just 35 spaces, but has Safer Parking Award status. It's 90p an hour from 8am to 6pm Mon-Sat, free on Sundays, bank holidays and after 3pm on Thursdays.
This 54-space car park (SR2 7DE) is the cheapest pay and display in town, at just 80p an hour from 8am-6pm Monday to Saturday. It's free on Sundays, bank holidays, after 3pm on a Thursday, and it's got CCTV.
This pay and display in Marine Walk, Roker (SR6 0PL) has 50 spaces, including two coach/minibus bays and seven disabled bays. Charges apply on all days from 8am to 10pm - 60p per hour (or 3 all day).
This pay and display on Marine Walk, Roker (SR6 0ZZ), has 128 spaces, including 10 disabled bays and two electric charging bays. Charges apply all days - 8am to 10pm - 60p per hour or 3 all day.