Cockington lakes

TCCT announce change to parking charges at local beauty spots.

As from 15th July Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (TCCT) will implement new charges for parking at all of its sites across Torbay. Parking at sites including Cockington Country Park and Berry Head NNR will increase to 50p for a 20 minute stay (£1.50 per hour / £6 for 4 hours and over).

The change is long overdue as parking charges have not increased in over 3 years. We had planned to introduce these new charges 1st April this year but postponed implementation due to COVID19.

TCCT is a charity, the income raised from car parking charges supports our work in caring and maintaining Torbay’s most previous green spaces. This includes keeping footpaths open for all, looking after the stunning gardens and parkland at Cockington, safeguarding the National Nature Reserve at Berry Head and caring for many other special places and spaces across Torbay. Every penny you pay to park helps the Trust to care for and safeguard Torbay’s natural heritage.

Damian Offer, Chief Executive, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust said:

“We have not implemented an increase in car parking charges at our sites for three years. Whilst the decision to update our charging structure was made in advance of COVID-19, we are mindful that the planned changes are now even more necessary to help the charity recover from the impact of the global pandemic. Our prices for membership and parking passes have not increased. If you are a regular at any of our sites please consider joining the Trust.”

TCCT operates a membership initiative for those that wish to support its work. The purchase of an annual £25 membership gives you the option to buy a TCCT Parking and Benefits Pass for £12.50, which  offers free parking at all TCCT car parks and other benefits. There’s more information about the TCCT membership scheme on their website:


For more information about this Press Release, please contact: Sarah James 01803 520 022

Notes to editors:

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (TCCT)
An independent charity dedicated to looking after Torbay’s most important wildlife and heritage sites, including Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Cockington Country Park, Occombe Farm, The Seashore Centre, the South West Coast Path and the English Riviera Geopark.  For more information about Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust visit

TCCT Membership Scheme

Becoming a member of TCCT means you are supporting our work. An annual Membership starts from just £37.50 per year (including a Parking & Benefits Package). Benefits not only include free parking at Trust sites but also discounts at Occombe Farm Cafe and the Guardhouse Café at Berry Head NNR. You can join as an individual or as a couple. You can join us and just support our work without purchasing free parking & benefits for £25 per person.