10 Mar, 2021

These seaside destinations could turn your parking space into a money-making machine

Did you know that at least 20 million Brits are planning a staycation in the UK this summer? Many families are staying closer to home this summer to support the UK economy and local small businesses that suffered throughout the pandemic.

But post lockdown staycations are changing because people want to stay safe and enjoy time off while being able to remain socially distanced. Finding a location with plenty of open space is becoming an essential factor for a staycation destination this summer.

So how can you make extra money? By renting out your driveway, garage, private car park or off-street parking space to holidaymakers in these coastal towns.

Gower in West Glamorgan, Wales, is the best place for a socially distanced staycation in the UK because of its remote location and only 149,089 visitors per year. It's the best place to go if you are looking for a crowd-free holiday with your loved ones.

Why visit Gower?

For its coastline offering miles of walking on the beach, swimming or surfing. Enjoy the view over Three Cliffs Bay in Gower, the UK's first area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You can also visit nearby Rhossili and South Gower Coast.

Could you make money from a parking space in Gower?

Yes! You can rent out your vacant driveway, garage or any other parking space in Gower, including a caravan site and start making money. It's free to register and list your parking space. easyParking is the only platform that pays you instantly.

Where else can you go for a staycation in 2021?

Isles of Scilly, 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, also known as the UK's answer to the Caribbean, offers its visitors white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and a milder climate.

5 of the 140 islands are inhabited - Great Bay on St. Martin's is covered in heathland and lined with sandy beaches. Explore subtropical plants on Tresco, and don't forget to visit the Valhalla Museum displaying shipwrecked figureheads or the tower of 17th century Cromwell's Castle. St Mary's is the largest island with a population of almost 2,000. You can explore many landmarks on the island, such as the Iron Age cliff castle Giant's Castle or the walls of Star Castle, which are built in the shape of an eight-pointed star. St. Agnes island has a rock formation on the southwest side that looks like an elephant. The last inhabited island is Bryher with its Hell Bay, Atlantic facing cove notorious for shipwrecks.

A popular seaside town near London where many Londoners escape from the city is Whitstable on the north coast of Kent. Whitstable has been famous for its local oysters since Roman times! If you are into eating oysters, then you should visit in July when there's an annual Oyster festival featuring oyster-eating competitions, parades and performances. Although it may be scaled down this year or cancelled so check before you go. You don't necessarily need to have a parking space in Whitstable to start earning money. There are plenty of places to visit in Kent, and holidaymakers will likely be looking at affordable and easy to find parking spaces in Whitstable or Kent. Register and list yours today because easyParking is the only platform that pays you instantly.

One of the best seaside resorts in the UK has to be Hastings in East Sussex. You can eat the freshest fish in one of the small restaurants, or why not get yourself British favourite fish and chips on the beach.

Start earning money from your driveway in Hastings by renting it out to visitors and holidaymakers. You may be surprised how much money you could make on the side.

Travel back in time, well almost, by visiting Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire, the busiest smuggling community back in the 18th century. If you are into fossil hunting, you may be in luck because Robin Hood's Bay is known for the many fossils found on the beach. Parking in Robin Hood's Bay is limited. That's why you should rent out your driveway or garage. List your vacant parking space in Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire today.

Visit Bournemouth in Dorset if you are after a Victorian beach break and enjoying golden sand beaches, some of the cleanest beaches in the UK. Take in the summer vibe and atmosphere at Boscombe's beachfront cafes.

Your parking space in Bournemouth in Dorset could become your 'side hustle' during summer. 

For art lovers, we would recommend visiting St Ives in Cornwall. There are plenty of galleries, exhibitions, culture and vibrant art scene. Admire the stunning azure sea, white sandy beaches and fishermen's houses scattered around the narrow cobbled streets. Ready to rent your driveway or garage in Cornwall and make easy money? List your driveway now, it's free.