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Parking in Bristol

Parking in Bristol

Parking in the ferry lot is currently only available for year-round permit holders.

Day parking is available in the paved town municipal lot across from the Robin Rug factory.

There is limited overnight street parking on Mount Hope Avenue next to the East Burial Ground.

For more information please call the Bristol Harbor Master’s Office or the ferry office.

Bristol Harbor Master’s Phone: 401.253.1700

Annual parking: Currently Full; $850.00 from January 1 – December 31

Harbor Master: Gregg Marsili
Administrative Assistant: Jennifer Alves

Office Location
Maritime Center, 1st floor
Thames Street
Phone: 401.253.1700
Fax: 401.253.1706

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Parking at Homestead, Prudence Island

Please follow signs and park in areas designated for the following:

  • drop off
  • live parking
  • daily, no overnight parking
  • 72 hour parking
  • three week parking

Please note there is no parking available for longer than three weeks.

Vehicles left in the Prudence Parking lot longer than three weeks may be ticketed or towed. If you have a vehicle that has been in the lot for an extended period of time please plan on moving the vehicle. If you need assistance in moving your vehicle or getting a ride to or from your home when moving your vehicle Officer Tavernier has offered his assistance in this matter. Please contact the ferry office to get in touch with him if needed.

Use of public boat ramp.

The boat ramp on the north side of the ferry dock is open to all and is kept clear by the Town of Portsmouth. When using the boat ramp please access the ramp using the North entrance to the parking lot and avoid driving trailers through the parking area.