Parking in Whitby and Sandsend causes some confusion, after an often long journey to Whitby the last thing you want is to stress about where to park, which disc to use etc. This page will hopefully answer some questions and give a best place to park guide for each cottage.
For the pay and display car parks in Whitby the Tourist Information Centre can sell you a permit daily / weekly depending on the length of your stay, whilst this doesn't guarantee you a space it does make it slightly cheaper and easier than going to your car each day to put a ticket on it. There is a pay and display car park in Sandsend. The beach front heading from Sandsend to Whitby is also pay and display from March - October, the rest of the year is free!
The road outside of Peacehaven, Ravenswood, Lookout and Sandside is free parking without a time restriction. Thordisa Cottage has private parking outside the door.
On the west side of the town there are many streets that allow 1 or 3 hour disc parking. Most of the cottages have a supply of discs and lots of shops / garages give them away. They are FREE. These allow parking for up to 1 or 3 hours depending on the zone you are in but are great to use for loading and unloading. These 1 and 3 hour zones are not time limited from 7pm until 9 am. A link to the map provided by the local council showing the parking zones and areas is at the bottom of the page.