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Dunluce Avenue Car Park, Portrush.

This car park has now reopened to the public ahead of schedule after minor civil works and resurfacing/white lining. Additional disabled parking bays and parent/toddler bays have been added to the car park. 2 x electric charging bays will also be available.
After being assessed by the British Parking Association, Dunluce Avenue car park in Portrush has been awarded the Disabled Parking Accreditation (DPA) award and also the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.
This Disabled Parking Accreditation award recognises off-street car parks that are accessible to disabled people.
It is an independent not not-for-profit scheme run by Disabled Motoring UK and managed by the British Parking Association. The DPA aims at providing parking for disabled motorists and reducing the abuse of disabled bays.
Car Parks that achieve the DPA will be demonstrating to their customers that they are committed to creating high quality parking facilities for disabled people.
The Safer Parking Scheme is administered by the British Parking Association and is a national standard for UK car parks that have low crime and measures in place to ensure the safety of people and vehicles. 
A Park Mark is awarded to each car park that achieves the challenging standards. The distinctive Park Mark signage helps drivers find car parks where they can confidently leave their vehicle, knowing the environment is safer.
Whilst there are other private facilities in Northern Ireland which hold these awards, Causeway Coast and Glens and Borough Council are the first and only local authority in Northern Ireland to gain these prestigious Awards.


Upcoming Car Park Closures/Disruptions:-

East Strand car park. Airwaves Portrush.

To ensure the best possible flow of traffic, visitors are asked to follow the directional event signs on approach to the town. Please note that East Strand car park hosts the South Village and therefore is not available for parking however all other pubic car parks remain available on a first come first serve basis.

A special enclosure for Blue Badge vehicles only will be available at Lower Lansdowne Crescent (Village North) on a first come first served basis (Open from 9am to 7pm each day, reservation is not possible and no overnight parking). Only vehicles which can fit entirely within the white lines will be permitted.

Park & Ride.

There will be two park and ride sites operating from 10am on Saturday and Sunday from Route 1 Rugby Avenue & Route 2 The Pitts at the following times:

10:00-13:00 3 buses to operate a 15min frequency

13:00-17:00 3 buses to operate 30min frequency

17:00-19:00 3 buses to operate a 15min frequency


Route 1 as follows: Rugby Avenue to Portrush via Gateside to drop off at the bottom of Ballywillan Road. Note, pick up will be the opposite side of the road.

Route 2 as follows: The Paddocks straight to Portrush with drop-off before the entrance to West Strand car park. Return pick up point will be the same as the drop off point.


Saturday Evening Portstewart Concert

From 19:00 one bus to operate a 15 min service from the Pitts to Portstewart and drop-off will be at the end of Millbank Avenue which will also be the pickup point for the return to the Pitts, last bus departing Millbank at 23:00


As of 1st April 2015 off-street carparks within our Council boundary have transferred to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

The Council is now responsible for all aspects relating to management, operation and maintenance of these carparks, although the existing service arrangements with DRD and NSL will continue to operate in the short term.


Customer service/enquires/complaints/machine faults

0845 603 9337
This number is displayed on all House (Entrance) signs and on each pay and display machine (connects to NSL operator)

Mitigating circumstances e.g. customer vehicle breakdown, lost keys, emergency etc – TransportNI Parking Enforcement Unit

028 9054 0400

Season tickets – 03300 088770 (connects to NSL operator)
Cashless parking (Parkmobile) – 028 9575 7988

Enquiries about a parking ticket (PCN)
By phone – 0845 3000 613
Online – 

In writing –
TransportNI Parking Enforcement Processing Unit
PO Box 134
BT52 9AF
Paying a parking ticket (PCN)

Information on how to pay is given on the reverse side of the parking ticket (PCN). Payments may be made:

by internet at NIDirect: Pay your Parking Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) online by credit/ debit card (Visa/ Mastercard/ Switch)
by telephone on 0845 260 6100 using a credit/ debit card (Visa/ Mastercard/ Switch
by post to the Parking Enforcement Processing Unit address below by crossed cheque or postal order made payable to TransportNI. When paying by cheque or postal order, please complete and include the tear-off slip at the bottom of the parking ticket (PCN) and write the parking ticket (PCN) number on the back of the cheque or postal order.

TransportNI Parking Enforcement Processing Unit
PO Box 134
BT52 9AF
If you have lost the parking ticket (PCN)

If you have lost the parking ticket (PCN) number of a ticket issued in Northern Ireland, you should telephone the Northern Ireland Parking Enforcement Processing Unit to get advice on how to make payment.

phone: 0845 300 0613

Complaints about the behaviour of Traffic Attendants
Complaints about the behaviour of Traffic Attendants (TAs) should be forwarded in writing to NSL Services Group, 1st Floor Glengall Exchange, 3 Glengall Street, Belfast BT12 5AB.

Other useful information
NIDirect Parking and Parking Enforcement

Parking Enforcement Protocol
This document sets out the parking enforcement protocols for Northern Ireland. It sets out the rules and procedures for issuing parking tickets. It also provides some general information on parking enforcement, including the approach to be taken by traffic attendants and the processes in place to allow drivers to challenge any tickets which they believe may have been issued incorrectly.

LocationCar park NameFree or ChargeablePay& DisplaySpaces
BallintoyHarbour Car ParkFree 46
BallintoyPortaneevy Car ParkFree49
BallycastleAnn StreetChargeable20p/hr97
BallycastleCastle StreetFree64
BallycastleSea FrontFree65
BallycastleSheskburn HouseFree54
BallycastleFair Green – Fairhill StreetFree58
BallycastleFairhill StreetFree58
BallykellyGlenhead RoadFree38
BallymoneyCastle Street/CastlecroftChargeable20p/hr117
BallymoneyChurch StreetChargeable40p/hr96
BallymoneyCockpit Brae (East Side)Free23
BallymoneyCockpit Brae (West Side)Free22
BallymoneyDervock RoadFree86
BallymoneyGate EndFree27
BallymoneySeymour StreetFree65
BallymoneyTownhead Street NorthFree156
BallymoneyTownhead Street SouthFree64
BushmillsMillennium Car ParkFree41
ColeraineAbbey StreetChargeable50p/hr182
ColeraineAndersons ParkFree37
ColeraineChristie ParkFree31
ColeraineLong CommonsChargeable50p/hr140
ColeraineRailway PlaceChargeable20p/hr156
ColeraineRailway RoadChargeable20p/hr321
CushendallAgnews Car ParkFree15
CushendallShore StreetFree16
CushendallMill StreetFree42
DungivenMain StreetFree51
GarvaghBridge StreetFree104
KilreaBridge StreetFree15
LimavadyBallyclose StreetFree19
LimavadyConnell StreetChargeable40p/hr110
LimavadyLimavady by PassFree16
LimavadyMain StreetFree68
LimavadyProtestant StreetFree16
LimavadySwanns Bridge Picnic AreaFree38
PortrushDunluce AvenueFree240
PortrushEast StrandFree537
PortrushHarbour RoadFree36
PortrushLandsdowne RoadFree219
PortrushMagheracross CrossFree43
PortrushSandhill Drive (Fire Station)Free139
PortrushWest StrandFree186
PortstewartConvention AvenueFree107
PortstewartHarbour HillFree62
PortstewartLever RoadFree12
PortstewartThe DiamondFree11
PortstewartPits AreaFree22
WaterfootWaterfoot Car ParkFree116
WaterfootGarron Road Car ParkFree50