Getting Here

Most visitors to Chichester Harbour travel by car and there are a number of pay and display and free car parks at various points around the Harbour. The car park at Itchenor is operated by the Conservancy, public car parks on the Hampshire side of the Harbour are operated by Havant Borough Council and on the West Sussex side by Chichester District Council.

There are also good rail or bus links, especially in the north of the Harbour, and getting here by foot or bike is possible too.

Itchenor Car Park

The easiest way to pay for parking at the Itchenor car park is by using the MiPermit app on a smart phone or paying online. It’s simple to register; just download the MiPermit app and fill in your details. You will then be able to pay for parking here or at any car park that uses the scheme – locally that is Chichester District Council car parks. The app can be found on the Google Playstore or the Apple App Store.

Mobile phone reception can be unreliable in the car park but you can usually get a signal as you walk down the road towards the water.

You can also pay by cash at the machine in the car park or by cash or card in person or by phone at the Harbour Office. 


  • The tariffs apply to both vehicles and trailers
  • Vehicles with a trailer should display two valid tickets in the windscreen.
  • If paying by MiPermit, select location 711000 for a vehicle or location 710999 for a vehicle with trailer.
  • Charges apply every day, 24 hours a day.
  • Vehicles displaying a valid disabled badge do not have to pay for parking. Disabled bays are located under the trees at the western end of the carpark next to the footpath
  • Please be aware that the roads and the car park can be very busy in summer peak times

Itchenor Car Park Charges

DurationCharge (£)DurationCharge (£)
1 hour1.303 days12.90
2 hours2.604 days16.10
4 hours 4.505 days19.30
12 hours5.406 days22.50
24 hours6.507 days25.70
48 hours9.70Additional 24 hours3.00
Annual 120.00

Car park penalty appeals

If you have received a car park penalty notice and would like to appeal it, please click the button below and complete the form.

Itchenor and Westlands are the only car parks managed by the Conservancy. Any other appeals should be directed to the relevant car park managers.

Travelling by bus

The following bus services which cover the Harbour area are run by Stagecoach South. For further information and timetables visit their website.

Service 700: Southsea, Portsmouth, Havant, Chichester, Bognor, Littlehampton, Worthing, Hove, Brighton.
Service 52/53: Witterings, Birdham, Bracklesham, East Wittering, West Wittering, Chichester.
Service 30/31: Hayling Island, Gable Head, Mengham, Eastoke, Beachlands, West Town, Havant.
Service 56: Old Bosham, Bosham, Fishbourne, Chichester, Arundel Park.

The following service is run by Compass Travel. For further information visit their website.

Service 150: Itchenor, East Wittering, Bracklesham, Selsey. 

Travelling by train

You can access Chichester Harbour from a number of train stations along the northern border. There are stations at Havant, Warblington, Emsworth, Southbourne, Nutbourne, Bosham, Fishbourne and Chichester. Many of these stations connect with the bus services allowing access to the southern part of the Harbour.

Services are run by Southern Rail and South West Trains. Please visit National Rail for more information.